SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor passed out at the end of the last song of the band’s set last night (Tueday, July 10) at the Dallas, Texas stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour. He tweeted earlier today, “I’m fine — just overheated in Dallas last night. Ready and waiting for Houston! Thank you to everyone for your concerns!”
Fan-filmed video footage of the incident can be seen below. (Corey passes out around 1:50 mark.)
In other news, SLIPKNOT’s final live performance of 2012 will be broadcast worldwide via pay per view during the group’s first-ever Knotfest, an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival. The “Slipknot Live At Knotfest” event from Somerset, Wisconsin is in partnership with TODOCAST and Event View Live. The official broadcast site will launch today, July 11 via www.EventViewLive.com.
“One of our long-time dreams, is finally coming to fruition with the creation of Knotfest,” says M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) of SLIPKNOT. “Our goal was to create a festival experience which screamed our vision. It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we’re creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can’t be at the show. We’ve now made it possible for you to be there in spirit — so join us live on August 18th.”
The “Slipknot Live At Knotfest” event can be accessed from any Internet device at $14.95 for early bird fans starting today, July 11 through August 11. The week before the event, the price will rise to $19.95. Fans who purchase early will receive full access to “Slipknot Saturdays” which begin Saturday, July 14 (and continue each Saturday until the event) and feature exclusive SLIPKNOT performances and video footage documenting the road to Knotfest.
The “Slipknot Live At Knotfest” event will include all the insanity that goes on backstage. Fans can pause it. Rewind it. Re-watch it. Day-of-show footage includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with Knotfest artists and Mistress Juliya, the stunning high definition main-stage performance of SLIPKNOT as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band. The entire “Slipknot Live At Knotfest” event package is available to purchasers for on-demand viewing for 30 days following the event.