Clown Will Miss Slipknot’s European Tour Due to Wife’s Health Issues


In a statement posted to social media, Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, best known to us as Clown, will miss Slipknot‘s European tour, citing health issues that his wife is dealing with.

“Hello to all of our fans, it’s the clown. I would like to take a moment to tell everyone that I’m back home supporting my wife through some health issues, and I’ll be back on the road as soon as I can.

“We’ve been through this before and as always, we appreciate the love and support. See all of you very soon.”

The tour kicks off tonight and runs for nine shows over the course of two weeks. Once Slipknot knock out their agreed-upon obligations, Corey Taylor said he plans to spend much of 2023 and 2024 on the road supporting his forthcoming solo effort.

“I know [Slipknot have] a big run in South America, Latin America coming up in October/November. That hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s about two weeks. So we’re kind of flying down, doing the thing, getting back out. But other than that, we’re kind of winding it down. We’ll do a handful of things next year, but for the most part for the rest of this year and pretty much all of next year, it’s gonna be all [touring in support of] ‘CMF2’. We’re starting to get offers for Japan and Australia, we’re getting offers for Europe and the U.K. ‘Beyond’ is doing really well in South America right now. It’s fifth most downloaded in Brazil, which is crazy. So it’s gonna be a world run that’s long overdue. ‘Cause we didn’t get to do really anything on the first album, ’cause obviously there was a lockdown. So we’re really looking forward to that. It’s gonna be pretty rad.”

June 7: Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
June 8: Hradec, Czechia – Rock For People
June 10: Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield
June 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
June 14: Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
June 16: Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 17: Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 20: Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
June 21: Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena

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