June 9th-August 5th
Two of the most twisted shock rockers to emerge from the Nineties will tour together again this summer for the first time since Ozzfest 2001. It's a perfect match, according to Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor. "He's so good at that reactionary rock & roll," the masked singer said of Manson in an interview with Rolling Stone this year. "Slipknot holds down the metal side of that where no matter who you are, you listen to our music and it elicits a response ... some kind of way for us to feel." It's a mutual respect that goes back over a decade. In 2001, Manson said he championed bringing Slipknot onto the Ozzfest bill because he liked "the fact that they are very nihilistic and there's a lot of chaos in their show." At the time, he said both bands were "two of only a few bands that have a genuine attitude in what we do." All these years later – as each artist tours on albums that signified rebirths (stylistically for Manson, emotionally for Slipknot) – it's a distinction that still rings true.