That Time A Vocal Harmony Group Nearly Caused A Riot Supporting Slipknot
When we last saw Slipknot, they had the mighty Behemoth opening for them in a ferocious, Satanic, blackened death metal flurry of hellfire. The sort of band you’d expect to perform before one of the greatest and most intense live bands on the planet. But that wasn’t always the case.
Back in 2005, thanks to a mixup from U.S. talk show host Conan O’Brien, the comedy vocal harmony group Slipnutz were booked to support Slipknot at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey. As you can imagine, the 10,000 screaming Maggots in attendance weren’t fans of their slippery, nutty antics.
In the video below, we see the Slipnutz trio preparing before their first (and last) arena show, regaling us with a rather inconsistent story of how the group formed – Slipnut Brian claims it came to him in a vision, outfits and all.
Moments before going onstage, we see Jim Root, Clown and Craig Jones giving them a slight nod of approval… and then it’s showtime.
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The braying hordes have no idea that Slipnutz are coming onstage, which is instantly made clear from the boos, middle fingers and beers thrown onstage. They don’t last long, however, as the New Jersey die-hards make their feelings felt loudly. Which is lucky, because things could have turned nasty quickly. Who wants to see three guys slip on some nuts when you could be watching The Nine tear through Eyeless?
You can watch it for yourself below, skip to 2:11 to see the report from the venue.
Catch Slipknot live this year (without Slipnutz) at one of the shows below.
Slipknot world tour 2020
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
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