Slipknot: nu-metal kings reign at Barclaycard Arena

Slipknot-640By Georgina Elliott

American band Slipknot brought 9,000 fans to their knees during the final night of their Prepare For Hell tour.

Coventry music fans travelled en-masse to Birmingham to catch the masked metallers from Des Moines at the Barclaycard Arena on Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

Their 90-minute set received much excitement.

During a special run-through of single Spit It Out, frontman Corey Taylor told the fans in the standing area to drop to their knees before jumping as high as they could. Nine thousand people leapt as one in a moment of pure euphoria.

The world famous nine-piece rounded off their UK tour with a sell-out show, with big name support acts Korn and King 810.

The band played a 17-song set to the sell-out crowd of 12,000, including hit singles such as PsychosocialSurfacing and The Negative One.

The final train departing from Birmingham New Street station was full of Coventry Slipknot fans.

Coventry University student Nick Metcalfe said: “I loved it. Every song was played with such power and emotion. Even though it was the last date of the UK tour, there were no signs of fatigue, Corey Taylor worked the crowd excellently. I can’t wait for them to come back to the UK to do it all again.”

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Sub-edited by Simon Pipe.

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