SLIPKNOT and Zippo Encore — the music program created by Zippo — have partnered for the band’s upcoming “Summer’s Last Stand” U.S. tour. The members of SLIPKNOT will be working with Zippo to design a collection of exclusive Zippo lighters that will be made available to fans during the trek.
Zippo has unveiled a video featuring never-before-seen SLIPKNOT concert footage along with an interview with frontman Corey Taylor. Check it out below.
Said Taylor: “The process for bringing our special SLIPKNOT Zippos to life is essentially us just basically putting our creative caps on and trying to think of something visually that we would wanna see and maybe has never been seen before.
“I know Clown‘s [percussionist Shawn Crahan] working on some designs right now, and he’s so artistically visual that it should bring to life some very, very cool things that the fans will appreciate.”
He continued: “Zippo is a brand that I’ve appreciated since I was young. And who can think of a concert, especially a heavy metal or hard rock concert, without picturing lighters up in the air showing the appreciation for the music that’s been going on.”
Taylor added: “I think SLIPKNOT fans will be into this, as far as us working with Zippo, because they know that when we put our name behind something that it’s gonna mean quality and it’s gonna mean something very cool for them. We do it for the art, and we do it for the fans — to try and make something cool for them, because they are the whole reason that we’re here. So it’ll be exciting to see the reaction to the SLIPKNOT Zippos that come out, especially knowing that it came from our brain and that it’s something that we back fully.”
The “Summer’s Last Stand” tour kicks off on July 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida, wrapping up six weeks later on September 5 in Dallas. Joining SLIPKNOT on the road trip will beLAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.
The summer jaunt follows a brief spring run that SLIPKNOT will launch on April 25 at the Fort Rock festival in Fort Myers, Florida, ending on May 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The band is supporting its latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, which came out in October.
The latest single released from “The Gray Chapter” is called “Custer”.