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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.

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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