US metal band Slipknot set to return to Singapore after 15 years

Singaporean Slipknot fans, now 15 years older than they were the last time they were able to catch the U.S. nu-metal pioneers in the Little Red Dot, will soon be able to relive their youthful mosh pit days when the band makes its triumphant return on March 24. 

The nine-piece group — known around the world for wearing freaky masks, being identified by numbers, and calling their fans “maggots” — will perform in Singapore as part of a two-day music festival at Fort Canning Park, organizer LAMC Productions has announced. The band’s last performance in Singapore, on Aug. 16, 2005, was at the same venue. 

Singapore is one of the band’s Asia stops as part of their current tour to promote their sixth and latest album, We Are Not Your Kind.  

Tickets will go on sale via the SISTIC ticketing service starting on Nov. 27. Early bird tickets are S$198, while standard tickets cost S$218. Other headliners at the festival include German rock band Scorpions, and famed ‘80s-era English hard rockers Whitesnake. 

Formed in 1995, Slipknot blew up during the nu-metal heyday of the late ‘90s (remember Limp Bizkit and Korn?). But Slipknot stood out thanks to their death and thrash metal influences, with popular tracks including “Psychosocial” and “Duality.” 

In 2005, the band won their only Grammy for Best Metal Performance for “Before I Forget,” a track from the album Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses (2004). 

More music and showbiz news from the Little Red Dot at Coconuts.co/Singapore/lifestyle.

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