Corey Taylor unveils new mask at first Slipknot show in 18 months + here's the setlist

Slipknot returned to the stage at Rocklahoma for the first time in 18 months – and frontman Corey Taylor brought with him a brand-new mask…

Corey Taylor unveils new mask at first Slipknot show in 18 months + here's the setlist
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Surprise! We've known for a little while now that Corey Taylor has a freaky new Slipknot mask… but he actually debuted it live at Rocklahoma last night (September 4), at the band's first show in 18 months!

While we were very much expecting to have to wait for the ’Knot's next album cycle to see what Corey had conjured up this time, the frontman proudly displayed it onstage for the first time at Pryor, Oklahoma's huge three-day rock fest – which, on Slipknot's headline day, also featured the likes of Anthrax and John 5 on the bill.

During the show – as well as showing off Corey's terrifying new look – the band played a career-spanning set, opening up with We Are Not Your Kind's Insert Coin and Unsainted, before tackling Maggot favourites like Disasterpiece, Wait And Bleed, Eyeless, People = Shit and Surfacing. (See the full setlist below.)

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In May, Corey told Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the evolution of his mask (via Blabbermouth): "…It's important for it to be a reflection of who we are in that music. And I can tell you that the mask I'm working on is very disturbing. It's gonna be hard to look at. And it'll probably be my favourite mask that I've ever put together. It's little bits and pieces of things that have intrigued me, of masks that I've had in the past. And it's gonna have a devil-may-care kind of terror to it, let's put it that way."

A month prior, Corey proudly revealed that his new mask freaked out his wife, and will "fucking scare kids". "It’s so gnarly, dude,” he told Steve‑O. "It’s really uncomfortable; it freaked my wife out. She won’t look at it – and she loves crazy shit like that. She’s just like, 'That’s really bothering me, you need to put that picture away!’”

Argh! See it for yourself below:

And check out Slipknot's first setlist back after 18 months:

Intro from tape: Insert Coin

1. Unsainted
2. Disasterpiece
3. Nero Forte
4. Before I Forget
5. Psychosocial
6. Wait And Bleed
7. Vermilion
8. Eyeless
9. Left Behind
10. All Out Life
11. Duality

From tape: (515)

12. People = Shit
13. (sic)
14. Surfacing

See some clips from the show below:

And catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year:

September 2021

25 Des Moines, IA – National Balloon Classic Field
28 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
29 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater

October 2021

1 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
2 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
3 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
5 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
8 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
12 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
15 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
19 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
20 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
22 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
23 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
24 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
26 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
28 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
29 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

November 2021

1 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
2 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
5 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium

See them in Europe next year:

July 2022

15 Moscow Russia Park Live Festival
17 Kyiv Ukraine Upark Festival
20 Bucharest Romania Romexpo
21 Plovdiv Bulgaria Hills Of Rock
23 Athens Greece Release Festival
27 Graz Austria Messe Open Air
28 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena

August 2022

1 Geneva Switzerland Arena
3 Bratislava Slovakia Nepela Arena
5 Wacken Germany Wacken Open Air
7 Gdansk Poland Ergo Arena
11 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall
15 Malmö Sweden Arena

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