Slipknot Think They’re Touring Europe Next Summer, Announce Dates
Slipknot have announced a slate of tour dates in Europe for next year, betting that concerts will have returned to their pre-pandemic form by summer.
Whether those shows happen or not, or in what form, is anyone’s guess. Live promoters have been bullish about a return to concerts “at scale” by next summer, while recent information suggests Covid-19 vaccines will not be implemented in enough of the population by then to allow folks to gather at concerts like we used to. There’s also the issue of whether people will feel safe congregating in that fashion by then, regardless of a vaccine.
It’s a risk. But Slipknot have to know that, and feel like it’s worth it to push these dates out now and get them on sale. Several of these dates are at festivals who have been similarly bullish about their chances of operating next summer. We’ll see what happens.
Here they re:
Jul. 16 – Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival
Jul. 18 – Kiev, Ukraine – Upark Festival
Jul. 21 – Bucharest, Romania – Romexpo
Jul. 22 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Hills Of Rock
Jul. 24 – Athens, Greece – Release Festival
Jul. 28 – Graz, Austria – Stadthalle
Jul. 29 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Jul. 31 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug. 01 – Malmö, Sweden – Rock Slap Festival
Aug. 07 – Turku, Finland – Port Of Turku
Aug. 13 – Gdansk, Poland – Ergo Arena
Aug. 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
Aug. 19 – Charleville-Mézières, France – Cabaret Vert Festival