Slipknot Have Discussed Doing “Throwback” Shows
While Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has stated that he doesn’t think his band will be touring again until the summer of 2022 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has also given his (slightly more optimistic) thoughts on the matter, suggesting that “probably within a year, maybe a year and a half, we’ll see the same enthusiasm for live shows that we did before”.
The frontman reckons that “it all depends on how we open this back up”, comparing the “soft opening” of something like a casino to how this situation could be rectified. “They basically do an opening before the grand opening and people wander through and it’s not packed, it’s not huge,” he tells Rock Feed (via Metal Injection). “It’s just seeing what people are going to be into and seeing if they are into what’s being provided.”
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Despite the entire world’s uncertainty around a potential timeframe once lockdown is lifted, Rock Feed offer the idea that smaller venues and gathering will be open before larger arenas and stadiums – the likes of which Slipknot are accustomed to – and they ask if Corey could see the band playing these more intimate dates.
“I don’t know, maybe,” the frontman ponders. “It helps when it’s a room that long, where we can get all of our crap in. We have so much crap now, we’d have to go to Guitar Center and start finding shit – like, ‘Clown, you take that kit and Frankenstein it. We’ll just put it in there. No, you can’t shit on it.’ (Laughs) It’d be funny, it’d be insane.
“We’ve actually talked about doing something like that for years, and doing a throwback show. And doing a throwback show in a way where we wear the old gear as well. But that’s… I mean, I don’t know, few and far between. We’d have to make sure that we could do it in a safe way, obviously. Not just from a coronavirus standpoint, I mean, that would be insanity. But, we’ll see. It would be insane.”
In the same conversation, Corey and his wife Alicia detailed a new plant-based taco truck project that they have in the works.
Watch the full interview below:
Of course, earlier this year the Iowa titans did indeed play a ridiculously tiny show in London in front of just over 100 Maggots. The footage was recorded as part of a wider ’Knot documentary, Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life, which you can watch below:
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