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Slipknot Issue Brief Statement Welcoming Their New Drummer Eloy Casagrande


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Update: May 01st, 2024 12:05pm:

Eloy Casagrande himself has since issued a personal statement on his new role in Slipknot:

“It’s an exciting moment. Unthinkable until then. There is nothing to lose, there is nothing to win. There is just living. We’re here as one.

Thank you Slipknot for trusting me. Thanks all the maggots and fans around the world.

See you on the road. Here comes more pain.”

Original Story:

In a brief statement shared online via their social media tonight, April 30th, Slipknot officially welcomed ex-Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande to their roster. While industry rumors, coding mishaps, and even the Iowan alternative metal band’s social media linking to Eloy Casagrande, had given little doubt to the identity of their newest masked member, the below social media post makes it entirely official.

Casagrande had been tipped as the lead candidate for the band’s drumming position since he “abandoned” Sepultura this past February. Ironically though, it was Slipknot firing Jay Weinberg this past November that set off a game of musical chairs within the heavy music world.

Weinberg would go on to join Suicidal Tendencies‘s funk metal side project Infectious Grooves, which seemingly led to Suicidal Tendencies drummer Greyson Nekrutman leaving the the aforementioned crossover legends. During this time Slipknot would then officially recruit Casagrande in the weeks ahead of Sepultura‘s farewell tour, leaving Sepultura to pick up the newly available Nekrutman as their new drummer.

Casagrande made his live debut with the chart-topping masked metal outfit during an intimate show in Pioneertown, CA last week. He has since also performed with them at the annual ‘Sick New World‘ festival in Las Vegas, NV this past weekend.

This latest configuration of Slipknot will be undertaking a 25th annviersary tour for their 2x multi-platinum self-titled album throughout 2024 and into early 2025, with the following dates lined up.

05/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/19 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival

With Knocked Loose & Orbit Culture:

08/06 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/07 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/09 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
08/10 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 Gilford, NH – BankNH Pavilion
08/15 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/17 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Slipknot:

09/01 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

With Knocked Loose & Vended:

09/07 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/08 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Styles Resorts Amphitheater

Slipknot:

09/09 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

With Knocked Loose & Vended:

09/11 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
09/13 Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome
09/15 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
09/17 Austin, TX – Moody Center
09/18 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/21 Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa at Waterworks Park

Slipknot:

10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/19 São Paulo, BRA – Knotfest Brasil
11/08 Guadalajara, MEX – Calle 2
11/09 Mexico City, MEX – Parque Bicentenario
12/05 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
12/06 Dortmund, GER – Westfalehallen
12/08 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
12/09 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
12/11 Zürich, SWI – Hallenstadion
12/12 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
12/14 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
12/15 Glasgow, UK – Ovo Hydro
12/17 Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
12/18 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
12/20 London, UK – The O2
12/21 London, UK – The O2

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