Slipknot, System Of A Down, Mudvayne To Mount Pledge Of Allegiance Tour

Heavy bands to hit road September 14 along with Rammstein, American Head Charge

Metal fans can begin pledging their allegiance to the heaviest of the heavy

on September 14, when Slipknot, System of a Down, Rammstein and Mudvayne

kick off a fall tour together in Chicago.

The Pledge of Allegiance Tour will hit North America for six weeks, ending

on Halloween night in New York, Slipknot's Roadrunner Records publicist said

Wednesday (August 15). Seven dates have been announced and more are expected

by early next week. (Click for photos of Slipknot at Ozzfest 2001.)

Minneapolis shock rockers American Head Charge will open the outing.

Publicists for the Pledge of Allegiance Tour said in May that Slipknot and

System of a Down plan to stage the tour annually (see "System Of A Down,

Slipknot Join Up For Fall Tour"). System of a Down were in talks to play on

the Family Values Tour headlined by Stone Temple Pilots this fall, but opted

for the more metal-heavy trek.

Both Slipknot and System of a Down will be promoting new albums. Slipknot's

Iowa is due August 28 (see "Slipknot Set 'Left Behind' As First Iowa

Single, Video"). Toxicity, System of a Down's second album (see "System Of A Down's Schizophrenia Aggravated On Toxicity"), featuring the current single "Chop

Suey!," is due September 4.

Pledge of Allegiance Tour dates confirmed so far, according to

Roadrunner:

  • 9/14 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

  • 9/15 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

  • 9/16 - Omaha, NE @ Civic Arena

  • 9/18 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center

  • 9/21 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum

  • 9/25 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Amphitheatre

  • 9/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena

For more on Slipknot, check out the feature "Slipknot: Home Is Where The Art

Is."