Slipknot? Booking a residency? It’s a concept that may seem unlikely, in theory, but it makes a lot of sense, according to percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan.
In a new interview with Kerrang!, Clown talks about how the band might not tour at the same pace as fans are used to. He says, “The only god we’ve ever known is to get on the road, play our music and tour … 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.”
Slipknot shows are intense affairs, so it’s not surprising to hear Clown’s concern about keeping up with the physicality of touring in the future. However, less travel with a residency would be a massive help with general wear and tear.
Clown notes, “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!”
Of course, the idea for a Slipknot residency isn’t happening any time soon, because the band has a number of festival bookings this summer. A full list of upcoming shows can be found at Slipknot1.com.