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Music Is: Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind Tour For Singapore Rockfest II in March 2020 (Preview)

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LAMC Productions has announced that Slipknot are making their long-awaited return to Singapore as part of their ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ Tour.

One of the most popular bands in the nu-metal explosion of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Slipknot were formed in late 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa; after some early personnel shifts, the nine-piece lineup settled around. Slipknot’s blueprint for nu-metal success was set with their theatrical, attention-grabbing image – the band would always perform in identical industrial jumpsuits and homemade Halloween masks, and their mysterious anonymity by adopting the numbers zero through eight as stage aliases. Add to that a lyrical preoccupation with darkness and nihilism, and a name for their fans (“Maggots”). Emerging in 1995, the Grammy Award-winning issued their eponymous debut album in 1999 and went mainstream with subsequent gold and platinum efforts like Iowa (2001), All Hope Is Gone (2008), and We Are Not Your Kind (2019).

We Are Not Your Kind is highlighted by early album tracks “Birth Of The Cruel,” “Solway Firth,” and the LP’s lead single “Unsainted.” Each has come with an M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each has trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos, not just music) – “Unsainted” at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hours. All told, the band has amassed over 52 million views in only two months. SLIPKNOT shook the world once again with the worldwide live debuts of “Unsainted” and their 2018 single “All Out Life” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – both of which have become the show’s most viewed music performances of 2019 on YouTube. “Solway Firth” is also joined by a Crahan directed official music video, featuring exclusive footage from the new Amazon Original series, “The Boys,” alongside live performance footage from SLIPKNOT’s recent headline festival run in Europe.

Since their last concert here on 16th August 2005 at Fort Canning Park, LAMC has been eagerly awaiting the return of these multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning legends of metal. Says LAMC Productions’ co- founder Lauretta Alabons: “We have been patiently waiting and hoping to bring Slipknot back to Singapore. The band has grown immensely into one of the biggest metal bands in the world; and we are excited to bring them on the release of their No.1 Album We Are Not Your Kind.”

Slipknot’s tour has been postponed due to global health concerns. All existing tickets purchased through SISTIC will remain valid for the Singapore rescheduled date. LAMC are working with Slipknot & Trivium and their management on a new Singapore show date, to be announced soon.

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