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Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Are "Dusting Off" Old Songs for Upcoming Tour

Singer promises "old school shit" and other tracks fans have long been asking for
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One of the most anticipated tours of the year is the return of Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow. The Iowa maniacs will be heading out with Cypress Hill, In This Moment, Jinjer and Ho99o9 across two legs throughout the spring, and from the way Corey Taylor is describing the setlist they're putting together, it sounds like OG fans are in for a serious treat. During a fan Q&A at last month's Mad Monster Party convention, Taylor said that his band are "dusting off" some old-school Slipknot songs and preparing to play tracks that people have been clamoring to hear for a long while. 

"I will tell you this — you're gonna see some songs that haven't been played live in a very long time, straight up," Taylor said, according to Loudwire. "I just redid the set, and we're dusting some stuff off, and we're bringing out not only some old-school shit, but stuff that people have been asking for for a long time. I'm gonna make them play it."

It's unclear what exactly Taylor means by "old-school shit" given that Slipknot have been a band for over 20 years now, but we can imagine he's talking about songs from their 1999 debut and its tremendously heavy — and utterly beloved — 2001 follow-up, Iowa. Whatever Slipknot end up pulling out, they always put on a killer show, but we can't say we aren't excited by the prospect of hearing some back-catalog deep cuts getting the live treatment.