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
- 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