Exploring the Songs on Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow Setlist

Slipknot's traveling metal circus, dubbed the Knotfest Roadshow, is something out of a metalhead's wildest dreams. The trek kicked off July 26 in Mountain View, California and is scheduled to wrap up September 8 in The Woodlands, Texas with support from Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth along the way.
Throughout the trek, Slipknot have been treating fans to a 15-song main set with a two-song encore, highlighting songs "Unsainted" and "Solway Firth" off their latest album We Are Not Your Kind as well as fan-favorites like "Spit It Out," "Wait and Bleed" and "People = Shit."
Take a look at one of their recent setlists!
Slipknot setlist (August 20)
Cue up our Knotfest Roadshow Setlist Playlist on Spotify, and keep reading for a closer look at some of the songs highlighted on the tour.
"Before I Forget"
"Before I Forget" is the third single from Slipknot's 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and has since been played live 500 times.
There are two hidden messages in the song: the last 18 seconds feature morse code spelling "Slipknot" and Taylor can be heard muttering "You're wasting it" played backwards. It also samples a previous song, "Carved."
"Before I Forget's" music video features the band in street clothes instead of their traditional jumpsuits.
Slipknot, "Before I Forget"
"Unsainted" is the gritty lead single off the band's newest installment, We Are Not Your Kind. Its (creepy) music video was directed by Shawn "Crown" Crahan and was released the same day, May 16.
Slipknot debuted the song on Jimmy Kimmel on May 17 and has since performed it 37 times!
Slipknot, "Unsainted"
The second single off All Hope Is Gone, "Psychosocial" earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 2009.
The music video depicts the band burning their "purgatory masks," which was apparently Crahan's idea. He said:
"More or less, we have these giant masks that we’re wearing, called ‘purgatory masks.' They’re like giant death masks, and they represent ego."
Slipknot, "Psychosocial"
This song is the fifth track off the band's 1999 self-titled debut. It's been performed at every show, a total of 902 times (!!!)
When played live, it's often announced as "your new international f*cking anthem."
Slipknot, "Surfacing"
You can head over to Live Nation to grab your tickets, and check out the band's remaining Knotfest Roadshow Tour dates listed below!
Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow Tour dates:
Wed Aug 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
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Last updated: 21 Sep 2019, 02:07 Etc/UTC