Extremely heavy metal Iowa band Slipknot has announced a North American tour with Korn and King 810 that land in Dallas on October 31 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. For a Halloween show, this dark triple bill could not be more fitting.
Called the "Prepare for Hell Tour," it coincides with the release of Slipknot's fifth studio album, called .5: The Gray Chapter, which comes out October 21. The tour kicks off October 29 in El Paso, circles through the Midwest and closes out in Boston on December 7.
Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut is considered a noise-metal milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the best debut of the last 25 years. It's been six years since their last album, 2008's All Hope is Gone. In the interim, their original bass player Paul Gray died of an overdose in 2010; they also replaced original drummer Joey Jordison in 2013.
Their last appearance in Dallas was in 2012, at the Mayhem Festival, when frontman Corey Taylor passed out during their performance from overheating. As for Korn, they just came through Dallas on August 9, also with the Rockstar Mayhem tour.
In addition to El Paso and Dallas, the Prepare for Hell tour will also stop in Corpus Christi on November 1 and San Antonio on November 2.