Slipknot announce huge Manchester gig on UK and European tour

The heavy metal legends are back.

Sophie Smith Sophie Smith - 11th December 2023

Heavy metal legends Slipknot have just announced a massive tour, which will include an arena show here in Manchester.

The 2024 European and UK headline run promises to bring ‘an energy you’ve never experienced before’, the American rockers have said.

They’ll also bring Scottish heavy metal group Bleed From Within on the tour as support.

Slipknot’s tour will mark 25 years since they first performed in Europe and includes three stops up north, with a show at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester as well as gigs in Leeds and Glasgow, The Hoot reports.

Having released six albums, the band are well known for their ‘explosive’ energy and theatrics on stage, producing nuu metal sounds influenced by the likes of Kiss and Limp Bizkit amongst others over the past few decades.


The full details of the tour are yet to be released, but it is expected that the band will cover a range of hits, spanning right from their 1999 self-titled album to So Far, The End, which was released in 2022.

Speaking of the tour, Slipknot co-founder Clown said: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since.


“The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25th year anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”

Slipknot will perform at the Co-op Live Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 17 December 2024.

Slipknot 2024 tour dates in full

  • Thursday 5 December 2024​ – Amsterdam, Netherlands ​- Ziggo Dome
  • Friday 6 December 2024​ – Dortmund, Germany​​ – Westfalenhalle
  • Sunday 8 December 2024​ – Stuttgart, Germany – ​​Schleyerhalle
  • Monday 9 December 2024 ​- Leipzig, Germany​​ – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
  • Wednesday 11 December 2024 ​- Zurich, Switzerland​​ – Hallenstadion
  • Thursday 12 December 2024 – Paris, France​​​ – Accorhotel Arena
  • Saturday 14 December 2024 ​- Leeds, UK​​​ – First Direct Arena
  • Sunday 15 December 2024​ – Glasgow, UK​​​ – Ovo Hydro
  • Tuesday 17 December 2024 – Manchester, UK – ​​​Co-op Live Arena
  • Wednesday 18 December 2024​ – Birmingham, UK​​ – Utilita Arena
  • Friday 20 December 2024​ – London, UK – ​​​O2 Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 December 2023 at 9am, and pre-sale the day before. You can register for pre-sale tickets or join the queue on Friday via LiveNation here.

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