Slipknot ‘Thinking About’ Making Knotfest a Tour
Corey Taylor served as the latest guest on Jamey Jasta's Jasta Show podcast and revealed that turning Knotfest into a tour is something that the band has been "thinking about." Jasta proposed the "20-30 date tour" idea as they were speaking on Ozzy Osbourne passing the torch from Ozzfest to Knotfest. "It’s definitely something we’re thinking about and it’s one of the reasons why we built it the way we have," Taylor revealed. "For us it was about the foundation of the brand itself. It was making sure that this was something that we could continue to build up. You don’t want to go from zero to a million."
He continued, "So, it’s something that we’re definitely thinking about - certain spots in America - making Knotfest dates. And - this is important - we’re not afraid to take it away for a year and then bring it back. That’s what people don’t understand. It’s not completely gone, because we’re doing the one in Colombia. But, it doesn’t have to be a yearly thing. Do it one country one year, do it in a couple other countries the next year. It doesn’t have to be something like that so you’re constantly, constantly stabilizing your brand and making money and doing something cool.” You can listen to the episode in full below.
Slipknot have indeed built Knotfest into a name brand festival in recent years, and last year was the first time the group didn't actually play the event but still reaped the rewards of curating one of the top festival bills. This year, they will expand the Knotfest brand, staging the festival this October in Bogota, Colombia for the first time, with Judas Priest set to headline.
The fest will take place on Oct. 26 at the Hipodromo de los Andes. In addition to Judas Priest, the lineup includes Helloween on their Pumpkins United tour, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Iron Reagan, Goatwhore and plenty more.
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