Short video messages from SLIPKNOT and TRIVIUM announcing their forthcoming joint U.S. tour can be viewed below. The trek, which kicks off on January 23 in St. Paul, MN, will hit 33 cities across the country, and include an historic stop at New York's Madison Square Garden, a first for SLIPKNOT. COHEED AND CAMBRIA rounds out the bill.
Frontman Corey Taylor says of the trek, "2009 is the 10-year anniversary of the world's first taste of this band. To celebrate we are coming back out with a killer tour, a couple great bands and the same ferocity with which we attack life. We want all of our maggots to come and celebrate with us, because if it wasn't for you we wouldn't have been here for 10 years. Get ready for chaos!"
A special iTunes presale will start on December 3 and be open to those who took part in the band's digital album presale earlier this year. Internet pre-sales via Ticketmaster will commence on December 5, and the majority of dates will go on sale December 6.
SLIPKNOT is currently playing to sold-out arenas on the other side of the globe; including stops in Russia, Japan, Australia, Europe and wrapping in the United Kingdom with three sold-out nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Preceding "All Hope Is Gone"'s #1 debut, the band held the headline slot on this summer's sold-out inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which drew the biggest crowds to a metal festival since SLIPKNOT played Ozzfest in 2004.