Video: Corey Taylor Stops Slipknot Set Mid-Song So That Medics Can Reach Injured Fan


Last year, poor planning and shitty security turned Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival into an unmitigated disaster, resulting in nine attendees dying and hundreds being injured. If there is any upside to this horrible tragedy, it is that musicians are more concerned with the safety of their fans than ever, and readier to stop shows to make sure everyone’s okay. Case in point, footage has emerged of Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor stopping the band’s April 11th set in Winnipeg mid-song in order to help medics reach and injured fan.

As you’ll see in the video below via The Pit, Corey stopped Slipknot’s show because a fan had been injured. The crowd, of course, were quick to applaud Corey, but the vocalist focused on getting his fan to safety, asking people to give the medics room and quiet down until everything is 100% back on track:

“All right, guys, make sure they got room, make sure they got room. Everybody back up, give ’em room, give ’em room…Everybody back up. Make some room. They can’t breathe if everybody’s around them..Hold on, guys, no applause yet. I want to make sure they’re okay. I want to make sure they get out of the pit, 100% okay…Make some noise for the medics.”

Good on Taylor. Woulda been real easy to just point security at a guy and keep going.

Get tickets to Slipknot live on their remaining Knotfest Roadshow dates below:

LEG 1: Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Wage War

Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre [tickets]
Fri Apr 15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [tickets]
Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [tickets]

LEG 2: Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9

Wed May 18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center [tickets]
Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center [tickets]
Sat May 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center [tickets]
Sun May 22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena [tickets]
Tue May 24 Albany, NY MVP Arena [tickets]
Thu May 26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [tickets]
Sat May 28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre [tickets]
Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre [tickets]
Mon May 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [tickets]
Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 04 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre [tickets]
Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center [tickets]
Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater [tickets]
Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center [tickets]
Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]
Fri Jun 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]

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