Corey Taylor was forced to temporarily stop the San Bernardino leg of Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow 2019 tour last weekend after the mosh pit became too unruly. Slipknot pits have gleaned a reputation for their intensity, but punters have reported that the San Bernardino show erred on the side of straight-up dangerous.
Footage has emerged of Taylor demanding that the crowd step back, as fans at the front of the mosh were getting crushed. Before launching into a blistering performance of ‘Get This’, Taylor commanded “Back the fuck up! No one is fucking getting hurt on my fucking watch.”
“Do you understand me? Back the fuck up! Now give me a scream, motherfuckers!” Check out footage of the incident below.
Watch: Corey Taylor at Knotfest 2019
The video was posted to the Slipknot Reddit thread where multiple punters chimed in to relay their version of events of the night.
“During the huge push on the first song a dude went down near me and was passed out face down on the ground.” one user wrote.
“Every time I pushed as hard as I could to get some room it instantly filled back up with people I was getting pushed on top of him too. I was seriously worried this dude was going to die down there.
“Once we got him up he kept going back out of consciousness and almost falling back down, hauling that dude from basically row 4 from the rail all the way to the back was tough but we saved that dude.”
Whilst another user claims to have witnessed “kids and females on the ground (hurt or unconscious) while people were still running around over them!”
Australian fans will be able to taste the chaos of a Slipknot show later this year. The Knot will be joining Metallica for the Australia leg of their WorldWired tour. Tour dates and ticket information below.
Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019
With special guests Slipknot
Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday October 22nd (Sold Out) Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD