Shawn Crahan, the co-founder and one of the two percussionists/background vocalists of Slipknot, has given the first sign of an upcoming show while saying it’s time to get back out there in the caption of an incredible shot of the band’s fans taken from the stage.
Michael Shawn Crahan, more commonly known by his stage persona, ‘Clown,’ has recently taken Instagram to hype Slipknot fans with a hint that showed the band is getting ready to take over the stages a long time after the release of their sixth studio album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind.’
More than a year after their last appearance on stage, Crahan has come up with the exciting statement on social media, yet, disabled the comment section. The musician has taken away the chance of his fans to speculate over the forthcoming event and ask him the date of it, more’s the pity.
As you might recall, on May 13, 2019, the band teased something was coming on May 16, ahead of their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as screenshots of their new masks.
On that day, the album’s title was revealed to be ‘We Are Not Your Kind,’ along with its tracklist and a music video for ‘Unsainted,’ where the new masks and outfits for the nine-band members were shown for the first time, including an as-yet-unknown new percussionist.
A few days later, Slipknot released the second single from their album, titled ‘Solway Firth.’ This was accompanied by a music video which featured live footage from their 2019 shows, as well as clips and audio from the series airing on Amazon, ‘The Boys.’
On August 9, four days after they had released the track, ‘Birth of the Cruel,’ they released their sixth album ‘We Are Not Your Kind.’ Following their brief performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Slipknot performed at a number of European festivals during the summer of 2019.
Slipknot was due to open for Metallica later in the year for a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand on its WorldWired Tour, however, the shows were later canceled because of Metallica frontman James Hetfield‘s rehab process.
Here’s what Shawn Crahan stated in his recent Instagram post:
“Time to back out there.”
You can see the post below.