Slipknot have postponed their upcoming tour, which was scheduled to kick off on November 21st in Fargo, North Dakota, until next year. The twenty-four-city tour in support of the band’s latest album, Iowa, was also to feature 40 Below Summer.
The postponement is due to percussionist Shawn Crahan’s (a.k.a. Number Six, a.k.a. the Clown) wife having just undergone surgery for Crohn’s disease. Her recuperation is expected to take six weeks, during which Crahan will remain in Iowa to care for her and their three young children.
Slipknot’s European tour will go on as planned, kicking off on January 20th in Helsinki, Finland. In February they will tour the U.K., and in March they move on to Japan.