Slipknot win Best Band In The World at NME Awards 2020

“Thanks to our fans for always sticking by us.”

Jim Root

Jim Root of Slipknot performs at Olympiysky Sports Complex on January 30, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Image: Vladimir Artev / Epsilon / Getty Images

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Slipknot bagged the Best Band In The World award at the recent NME Awards 2020 last night (February 12).

The eight-member metal outfit from Iowa, Des Moines beat out fellow nominees Bring Me The Horizon, Tame Impala, HAIM and The 1975 to bring home the coveted award.

During their acceptance speech, frontman Corey Taylor, expressed gratitude for the award on the band’s behalf. He and credited the win to the undying support from their loyal fans over the years.

“We appreciate it, Best Band In The World. Way to catch up, we knew that 20 years ago! Thank you for finally recognising it: this is everything that you ever wanted. So really this is more for you than anything else. Thanks to our fans for always sticking by us,” Taylor said in his acceptance speech.

The NME Awards 2020 returned last night to the O2 Academy Brixton, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan and British radio presenter Julie Adenuga. It honoured the best in music in the past year. Check out the full list of winners here.

Slipknot recently unveiled the Knotfest Roadshow, a 17-date tour across North America in support of their latest album, We Are Not Your Kind. The band will be joined by Underoath, A Day To Remember and Code Orange. The tour starts at Syracuse, New York on 30 May, and ends at The Woodlands, Texas on 25 June.

On top of that, Slipknot have also announced that they’re bringing Knotfest to the UK for the first time, happening on 22 August at The National Bowl, Milton Keynes. This is in addition to the pre-existing Knotfest dates: Knotfest at Sea from 10-14 August in Barcelona, Spain and Knotfest Japan on 20 and 21 March in Chiba, Japan.

For more information about Knotfest tickets check out slipknot1.com. Find the full list of dates for the Knotfest Roadshow here:


May 30 – Syracuse St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, NY*
May 31 – Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA


Jun 02 – New York Madison Square Garden, NY**
Jun 04 – Quebec City Centre Videotron, QC
Jun 05 – Montreal Centre Bell, QC
Jun 06 – TorontoBudweiser Stage, ON
Jun 08 – Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
June 10 – Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
June 12 – Memphis FedExForum, TN
June 14 – Orlando Amway Center, FL
June 15 – West Palm Beach iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, FL
June 17 – Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
June 18 – Alpharetta Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, GA
June 20 – Birmingham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, AL
June 22 – Dallas Dos Equis Pavilion, TX
June 23 – Austin Germania Insurance Amphitheater, TX
June 25 – The Woodlands The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX**

* Not featuring A Day To Remember
** Not featuring Code Orange

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