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Slipknot Teases "One Night Only" Event with Mysterious Billboard

After announcing the 25th-anniversary tour in Europe for their self-titled album, Slipknot has been seen talking about and teasing some smaller shows happening to celebrate the monumental first album. “Yeah, we're going to play that album from beginning to end. But I sure as hell am not going to just succumb to the corporate world and give all those people what they want,” says NFT creator and Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan. “They're going to get it. But you know what we're going to get? We're going to have fun, too.”

After putting this quote out there and letting fans daydream of the small venue possibilities, the band, in their typical cryptic fashion, seems to be about to make an announcement.

Reddit user deadendandrea posted a photo of a mysterious billboard in Indio, California that appeared overnight, reading, “ONE NIGHT ONLY. SLIPKNOT. LONG MAY YOU DIE.” It then has a link to a website, Looking like a 90s HTML user's pipe dream, the website sports many throwback features, including background music (each page having a different repeating sample from a song off the self-titled album) and a “guestbook” of people who seemingly wrote to the band in 2000 about how gnarly the band is. One user is seen exclaiming, “They hace the best fucking muzic!!!!!!!!!!!!!11”

In another section, they've published a manifesto of hatred towards the system that surrounds all of us. “The Monstrosity that is the sad shadow-self of society cannot be allowed to ferment and stagnate any longer. It’s safe to say “divine” intervention is about a “tooth fairy/santa claus” away from happening, and those who sit on their fat asses waiting for that to happen are sloth, non-vertebrae, quivering, ignorant parts of the problem in the first place.”

More conventionally, it also has a list of upcoming shows, most in stadiums or at large festivals. This page includes a looping sample of a boy saying “Come and play with us.”

Will the band be using these theatrics to announce and sell tickets to those supposed “smaller shows” Clown mentioned? Is this a sign of a rebirth for the band which now consists of only 5 of the 9 original members? Only time can tell. In the meantime, feel free to check out the website, and have a neat little blast from the past.