Slipknot unveil 'Here Comes the Pain Tour'

Slipknot are back on the road this year credit:Bang Showbiz
Slipknot are back on the road this year credit:Bang Showbiz

Slipknot are heading out on tour this summer to mark 25 years since the release of their self-titled 1999 debut album.

The rockers will kick off the 'Here Comes the Pain Tour' in Noblesville, Indiana on August 6 following sets at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Florida and Sonic Temple Festival in Ohio in May and they will perform in cities including New York, Toronto, Dallas and Inglewood, California throughout August and September.

Founding member Shawn 'Clown' Crahan said in a statement: "Every time I’ve walked on stage, it’s never been about how many people have been there because my culture, the maggots, always show up.

"But as we’ve grown as a band, we have had fewer and fewer of those intimate, personal moments, trading them for massive ones. So we’re gonna make it more personal on the anniversary, but how remains to be seen.

"Just get ready to have your face kicked in. Because we just do what we do, spread that maggot culture – that disease. And you’ve been infected."

Guitarist Jim Root added: "We loved what we did with the first record but we didn’t even know if there was gonna be anything after that. We just wanted people to hear it. Selling out of records and shows, having successful tours - those are goals for any band. But the dream scenario in some ways, came true for us."

Slipknot will conclude their North American dates with performances at their Knotfest Iowa festival in Des Moines on September 21 and at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on October 11.

They will then play shows in Brazil and Mexico before heading to Europe in December for a run of shows which ends with a pair of shows at London's O2 Arena on December 20 and 21.