Slipknot have announced their first European live dates for 2025

Slipknot have got a busy rest of the year ahead of them, but they’re also starting to add some live dates to their calendar for 2025 – including two massive German festivals next summer.

Slipknot have announced their first European live dates for 2025
Emily Carter
Ellie Mitchell

Slipknot have just announced that they will be headlining next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park.

The band are set to top the as-yet-unannounced bill at the two German mega-fests, which take place in Nürburg and Nuremberg, respectively, between June 6 – 8. These two new shows are their first in Europe for 2025 (so far), with the Iowa legends having previously also confirmed a return to Australia next year as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations.

Of course, before all that the ’Knot will be celebrating their self-titled album throughout North America, and then coming over to Europe and the UK right at the end of the year.

Speaking to Kerrang! about their setlist plans and if they’ll be playing their debut in full, Clown said, “Are you joking right now? You’re talking about the anniversary of one of the greatest metal albums to ever release in the thought process known as reality, and you think this 54-year-old man who just told you, ‘I’m going out the way I came in’, you think for one moment that this album isn’t going to be played in its entirety in front of, like, a hundred people, 200 people, 300 people, 50,000 people?

“I’m not going to live forever, man. Neither is everybody else. Things are changing very quickly. I ain’t got no more time to fuck around. That is the vehicle of my soul, and the remembrance, the memories, the heartache of lost brothers and even sisters – all these people that are gone and we’re still doing it.

“Yeah, we’re going to play that album from beginning to end. But I sure as hell am not going to just succumb to the corporate world and give all those people what they want. They’re going to get it. But you know what we’re going to get? We’re going to have fun, too. So that means small shows and you won’t know until you hear it. And if you heard it, you’re already too late and you’re not going to see it. So you better open up your soul, because then you’ll feel it and you won’t have to hear it, because I’m being very serious.”

Catch Slipknot at the following European and UK dates this year:


5 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
6 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
8 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
9 Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
11 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
12 Paris, France – Accorhotel Arena
14 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
15 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
17 Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena
18 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
20 London, UK – The O2
21 London, UK – The O2

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