Enlarge "I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost."

Video: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Addresses Astroworld Tragedy During Welcome to Rockville


Corey Taylor addressed last week’s tragedy at the Astroworld festival during Slipknot’s set at last night’s Welcome to Rockville.

On Friday, November 5, there was a crowd surge during Scott’s headlining set at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas. Eight people, ages 14 – 27, were crushed to death, and hundreds more were injured. 

Before playing “Wait and Bleed” at Welcome to Rockville last night, Taylor told the crowd:

 “I’m not gonna bring everything down but I feel like it needs to be said. One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family is that we look out for one another. This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love and about looking out for one another. And everybody that’s ever been in a fucking mosh pit knows: if somebody goes down, you get ’em right the fuck back up. So I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost. But I also want you to remember this: no matter what show you go to, if you’ve got eyes, you keep ’em open, you keep ’em focused and you look out for another.”

You can watch video of Taylor’s address below.

Although it fortunately did not result in any such tragedy, Slipknot themselves recently came under scrutiny when fans started a large bonfire in the pit during a Phoenix, Arizona show. Authorities are currently investigating how the fire started.

Slipknot released a new song, “The Chapeltown Rag,” last week. Listen here.


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