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PHOTOS: Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow plows through Ak-Chin Pavilion

Slipknot performs at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ on August 4, 2019.

PHOENIX — The sold-out crowd at Ak-Chin Pavilion had withstood searing temperatures of more than 110 degrees on Sunday, but their enthusiasm for Slipknot’s return to the Valley of the Sun — part of the nationwide Knotfest Roadshow tour — hadn’t been diminished. “Let me see those hands in the fucking air!” bellowed frontman Corey Taylor as the curtain dropped and the band tore through the opening notes of sophomore album favorite “People = Shit.”

Sporting white jumpsuits and newly updated masks, the nine-piece outfit from Des Moines pummeled the crowd for more than 90 minutes with a setlist focused mostly on older material. More than half of the evening’s selections were pulled from the band’s first three albums, with “Spit it Out” and “Surfacing” among the selections from their self-titled debut, “Disasterpiece” and “The Heretic Anthem” paying homage to their follow-up release Iowa.

Despite a new record looming on the horizon, fans hoping for a preview of fresh material were left wanting, as the only new song featured during Slipknot’s set was the album’s lead single, “Unsainted.” Luckily, the wait for new music is almost over, as We Are Not Your Kind hits record stores and streaming platforms later this week.

Check out photos from Slipknot’s performance at Ak-Chin Pavilion below.

Photo Credit: Brent Hankins

People = Shit
Get This
Before I Forget
The Heretic Anthem
The Devil in I
All Out Life
Spit it Out

Remaining Slipknot Tour Dates (w/ Behemoth, Gojira and Volbeat)
08/08 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
08/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
08/11 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/12 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/18 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
08/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
08/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/04 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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