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Slipknot Part Ways With Keyboardist/Programmer Craig Jones


Slipknot have made the surprising announcement that they have parted ways with their longtime keyboardist/programmer Craig “133” Jones. The perpetually spike-laden Jones had been a member of the outfit since 1996. A brief statement issued by the band today, June 07th, reads as follows:

“To our fans, Slipknot is announcing that we have parted ways with Craig Jones.

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We wish Jones all the best for the future”

Word of the departure drops just as the band are kicking off their latest European/UK tour:

06/07 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/08 Hradec Kralove, CZE – Rock For People
06/10 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield Festival
06/11 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome (feat. Sleep Token & Nothing More)
06/14 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal (feat. Nothing More)
06/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/20 Hamburg, GER – Barclays Arena (feat. Sleep Token)
06/21 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena (feat. Sleep Token)
06/24 Munich, GER – Kongsplatz (feat. Disturbed & I Prevail)
06/25 Bologna, ITA – Knotfest Italy
06/27 Nimes, FRA – Arena Of Nimes (feat. Sleep Token)
06/29 Lisbon, POR – Evil Live Festival
06/30 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest

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