Slipknot never fail to raise it to the next level, and after the release of the spectacular .5: The Gray Chapter the band have been touring the world almost nonstop, consistently delivering their signature brilliant live shows. For the UK in recent times the band smashed through an incredibly successful arena tour before headlining Download Festival for the third time. The demand and anticipation for Slipknot live shows never dwindles, so in news which will bring joy to Maggots across the UK, the band have announced four very special dates early next year.

Full list of shows:

Mon 8th Feb - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Tues 9th Feb - London - Alexandra Palace
Fri 12th Feb - Birmingham - Genting Arena
Sat 13th Feb - Leeds - First Direct Arena

Commenting on the tour announcement, frontman Corey Taylor offered up the following: "Any time we get the chance to come over to the UK, it's awesome. Hopefully the fans have as much fun as we do. We'll be putting together a great set for them, and as we fill out the bill with bands, we hope the excitement gets even bigger."

Tickets are available on pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday 7th October through the Slipknot OT9 fan club, with the General Sale tickets going on sale 9am, Friday 9th October. You will need to be quick, these will go FAST.

Alongside the tour announcement, the band also released another video directed by Shawn "Clown" Crahan for the track XIX. WATCH BELOW (NSFW):