It’s been a long, hard road for Slipknot since the untimely death of founding bassist Paul Gray, and after much inner conflict and heavy-hearted consideration the band has decided to attempt to soldier on.
As a result, Slipknot has announced a special real-time webcast of their Knebworth, England performance via their website, Slipknot1.com to take place during their headline set at 9PM (GMT) on Sunday, July 10th.
The webcasting of the band’s historic Sunday night headline set live across the worldwill go out live on Slipknot1.com as well as Sonispherefestivals.com. Set to be an epic and emotional occasion, this highly anticipated show will mark the band’s first appearance in the UK in over two years and their first British performance without founding member Paul Gray, who tragically passed away last year.
The band said of the upcoming performance: “England has always been a special place for this band from the very beginning. We can’t think of a better way to culminate our celebration of Paul’s life than to share it with the Maggots at Knebworth and the millions more watching around the world. This is not to be missed.”
Festival producer Stuart Galbraith shared his enthusiasm as well:“This is the first time Sonisphere Festival has been transmitted live across the web and represents yet another major stride in its commitment to harnessing the power of the internet to engage with the rock audience at large across the planet. Given that this is going to be such an important event for Slipknot fans the world over, we felt it only right to allow them all to share in what is set to be a historic experience, wherever they are.”
In more Slipknot news, keep an eye on CraveOnline for a review of frontman Corey Taylor's new book 'Seven Deadly Sins,' out next week via Da Capo Press.
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