Has Slipknot’s Tortilla Man Finally Been Unmasked?
It’s a big day for Slipknot fans if internet detectives are to be believed.
After months of speculation surrounding the band’s new guy – affectionately known as Tortilla Man – it looks like a Slovenian cave have unwittingly unmasked the unknown member.
The Facebook page for Postojna Cave in south-west Slovenia posted a series of images of the band when they paid a visit while on tour.
“Postojna Cave hosted its very first Grammy winners: we had a visit from three members of the famous American heavy metal band Slipknot. 🤘”
The gallery shows Clown, drummer Jay Weinberg and… another person, whose build is rather similar to that of Tortilla Man.
Last year, Redditors believed they had tracked down New Guy to be Michael Pfaff – previous collaborator with Clown on his Dirty Little Rabbits project.
“Michael Pfaff is a musician who was in a band with Shawn Crahan called Dirty Little Rabbits,” posted user Les_Connelly. “He played organ and keyboards and Shawn Crahan was the drummer. They had a very strong musical relationship and were the core of the group. They were even introduced to each other by Sid Wilson (the DJ from Slipknot).”
Continuing, he stated: “He is a similar build, height and bald… I think he even moves like the new guy.”
The mystery man in the cave’s Facebook gallery does resemble Michael, and the signature he left in the book appears to say Pfaff… but surely this isn’t how the story ends? It’s unlikely Slipknot will ever actually announce who the identity of their new percussionist, but the internet might have solved the puzzle.
Yesterday, Slipknot announced details of their North American Knotfest Roadshow with A Day To Remember, Underoath and Code Orange. They’re actually on tour for the majority of the year – catch them at a date below.
Slipknot world tour 2020
06 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
08 Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
09 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
11 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
12 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
14 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
16 Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
17 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
18 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
20 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
21 Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
22 Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
24 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
20 Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
21 Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
24 Singapore – Singapore Rockfest
27 Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
29 Manila, Phillipines – Amoranto Stadium
30 Syracuse, NY, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*
31 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
02 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
04 Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron
05 Montreal, QC, Centre Bell
06 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
08 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
10 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
12 Memphis, TN, FedExForum
14 Orlando, FL, Amway Center
15 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
17 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
18 Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
20 Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
22 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
23 Austin, TX, Germania Insurance Amphitheater
25 The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
31 Cologne, Germany – Stadium
01 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
07 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne
10 Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea
22 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK
Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow featuring Underoath and Code Orange will be taking over the internet this weekend.
Download TV’s virtual event will feature 2020’s planned festival headliners Iron Maiden, KISS and System Of A Down, plus a load more amazing bands.