Over the years, Slipknot have set a high bar for their live shows, with elaborate stage designs and bizarre in-show antics. The heavy metal outfit’s ongoing Knotfest Roadshow tour has proven to be no different, as evidenced by a recent eyebrow-raising performance at the PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Fan-shot footage of the Holmdel gig revealed a wall of industrial props and a suspended drum can. During the performance of Duality, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan was filmed striking the can with a flaming stick and getting hit with shrapnel.
Slipknot’s striking sets were brought up in an interview given by Corey Taylor to BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter three months ago. “Not only is it interactive – there’s video, there’s fire – but the whole set looks like an industrial complex. This is our attempt to create some Iron Maiden stuff, which is something we’ve been trying to do for a while,” said the singer.
Knotfest Roadshow will conclude on 8 September with a performance at The Woodlands, Texas.
Check out the Holmdel performance of Duality above.
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