Wild Slipknot Fans Forced the Band to Temporarily Stop Two Shows in Australia


I don’t know what it is about Slipknot festivals, but god damn, do their fans get rowdy as hell. Back in 2019, fans in Mexico stormed the stage and burned equipment after the show was canceled due to safety concerns. Then a couple years later in 2021, Arizona fans started a bonfire in the middle of a mosh pit.

This year, the tradition of fans acting a fool continued in Australia, as fans at two Knotfest performances caused a temporary stoppage after they climbed to the top of one of those massive speaker towers.

The first incident took place at the Melbourne show on March 24. At that time, a fan was seen sitting on top of the speaker tower, watching the band play their headlining set for multiple songs. Eventually, the fan was warned over the loudspeaker that the show wouldn’t continue until they came down from their perch. You can see some of that going on in the videos below.

Then, two days later at the Knotfest show in Brisbane, it happened again. Only this time the fan was told to come down much sooner than the ninth song of the set.

Following the first tower climbing incident, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor addressed the crowd, eventually admitting that he “can’t stay mad” at the sea of fans.

 “I can’t take you crazy motherfuckers anywhere man, Jesus Christ! Got you climbing on shit, jumping off shit, rolling on shit — what the fuck?! That’s fine, I can’t stay mad at you. This is by far one of my favorite fucking countries in the entire fucking world. I mean that. You guys helped put us where we are and we have never forgotten that, god damn it, so thank you so fucking much.”

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