For the third time in their career, Slipknot have the No. 1 album in America. That news was broken yesterday by Billboard, who reported that the masked band moved 118,000 "equivalent album units" of their sixth LP, We Are Not Your Kind, beating out Rick Ross and Trippie Redd at numbers two and three respectively. Surprisingly, Billboard also reports that 102,000 of those sales were actual album purchases, which feels like a lot in the streaming era.
We Are Not Your Kind also debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium and Finland, and ranked in the Top 3 in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands and New Zealand. Slipknot previously scored No. 1 debuts with 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter, and 2008's All Hope Is Gone.
We Are Not Your Kind also marks the first time a hard-rock record has occupied the top spot since the Foo Fighters last effort, Concrete and Gold, in 2017. In general, We Are Not Your Kind has felt like a bit of a coronation for Slipknot and the critical reception has been near-universally positive.
The band is currently ripping through the U.S. on the Knotfest Roadshow with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. See those dates below:
Knotfest Roadshow with Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth:
August 20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman