SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan discusses the band’s future when it comes to touring
In a new interview with Kerrang!, “Clown” discussed the possibility of SLIPKNOT touring at a slower pace in the future. He said: “The only god we’ve ever known is to get on the road, play our music and tour. I always wanted that salvation in my day. Growing up in an alcoholic family, music was the gift that helped me get out. But I can promise you that we won’t tour like we used to, because if we keep pushing like we used to, I don’t think we’ll be able to keep up.”
When asked what that might mean for SLIPKNOT then, Crahan said: “I can see smaller venues, with more dates. Wouldn’t it be great if we had seven days in New York City or London or anywhere, at a reasonably sized venue, and played every album in its entirety — with intros, outfits, production and everything from that time period? That could be cool. There are some songs we’ve never played live. Places we’ve never been. That’s unacceptable.”
In related news, Crahan recently revealed that this year may finally be the time for SLIPKNOT to make their unreleased “Look Outside Your Window” album available to fans.
In a talk with Upset magazine back in January, ‘Clown‘ discussed the project, saying: “It’s an amazing body of work. You will never hear another Corey Taylor like this. The music and the words… it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.”
The percussionist added that SLIPKNOT have held off on releasing the record so that it didn’t interfere with the band’s other releases. ‘Clown‘ also hinted that the album could finally be made available to fans when SLIPKNOT‘s contract with Roadrunner Records runs out this Spring.
“We wouldn’t want Slipknot to hurt Look Outside Your Window, and we wouldn’t want Look Outside Your Window to be a little irritation to Slipknot. Why? Because it’s beautiful God art and people deserve it.
“The good news is that six months from now, April Fool’s Day 2023, we’re off the label. There are no plans to immediately release something, and we haven’t talked about it, but I would imagine it’ll probably come very soon afterwards. There’s nothing else to do, and it’s ready to go. It’ll be worth the wait.”
SLIPKNOT is continuing to tour in support of their latest album, “The End, So Far“, which arrived last September via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to “We Are Not Your Kind“, is the band’s final record with Roadrunner Records.