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Video: Watch Slipknot Headline The Iowa State Fair In Des Moines

Watch Slipknot play the ultimate hometown show, headlining the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

If you’ve never been, the Iowa State Fair is an event that should be added to your bucket list. It’s huge, there’s always something insane carved out of butter on display, and every food item you could ever imagine has been deep-fried for your enjoyment. There are also bands that play, who are generally pretty great…but one assumes there’ll never be another show like last night’s, where Slipknot headlined the Iowa State Fair the day after releasing their long-awaited new album, We Are Not Your Kind. Fan-shot footage can be watched below.

As you’ll see, the angle from which this footage is shot doesn’t show exactly how many people turned up for Slipknot’s ultimate hometown show — but given the vast scale of the stage, one assumes it was a massive event. The band play in their recently-revealed white outfits, making them glow onstage. More than anything, though, there’s a sense of catharsis in these performances, as though now that the album is out, Slipknot can truly go balls to the wall.

Here’s footage of the band playing All Out Life below:

Here’s People = Shit:

And here’s Before I Forget:

Here’s the full setlist from the night:

People = Shit
Get This
Before I Forget
The Heretic Anthem
The Devil in I
All Out Life


Spit It Out

Slipknot are continuing on their Knotfest Roadshow Tour with Volbeat, Behemoth, and Gojira into September, so make sure to catch them at one of the remaining dates below:


11 Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 Mansfield, MA, The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion


01 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
03 Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
04 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06 Austin, TX, Austin 360 Amphitheater
07 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
08 The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Posted on August 11th 2019, 5:36p.m.
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