Eagle Rock Entertainment has confirmed a July 31st release date for the Blu-ray edition of Slipknot‘s (sic)nesses Live At Download.
On June 13th, 2009, Slipknot headlined the annual Download Festival in the UK, performing in front of 80,000 of their rabid fans. The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot’s illustrious career.
It was indeed a year of “firsts” for a band that was a decade-deep into their hard rock superstardom and dominance. Their latest album, 2008’s All Hope Is Gone, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts – the first time in their history. Slipknot embarked on a two-year touring trek that was globally successful, playing to packed houses across continents.
Right before the release of the (sic)nesses DVD set, Slipknot held a special screening of their 2009 Download Festival performance, as featured on the disc.
That landmark live set marks the band’s finest hour to date as they ripped through a headlining set in front of 80,000 screaming fans at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. The opportunity for fans to re-live that experience was one that was eagerly awaited with the DVD, and when UK fans were given the chance to see the stunning performance on the big screen just ahead of the release, our UK counterparts were on hand to capture the reactions of those lucky enough to be in attendance.
See their reactions as well as footage of Psychosocial Live at Download below.
Slipknot’s(sic)nessesDVD, which captures the band’s June 2009 performance in front of 80,000 maniacal fans at the storied Download Festival in the UK, debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart. The DVD impressively bowed ahead of “The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts” DVD featuring U2, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Joel, Black Eyed Peas and other hitmakers. (sic)nesses, which ARTISTdirect referred to as “the Taxi Driver of concert DVDs” also marks the band’s return to the #1 slot on the Music Video Chart; their first commercial video release, 1999’s Welcome to Our Neighborhood, debuted at #1 on the Music Video Chart, as well. Slipknot’s last studio album, 2008’s Platinum All Hope is Gone, also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 sales chart.
“(sic)nesses was one of the single hardest pieces of art for us to complete, given the circumstances,” Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan AKA Clown, who is the architect of (sic)nesses, said. “It’s a testament to our evolution and proof of accomplishing exactly what we set out to do over 10 years ago. We will never be the same. You will never be the same. Here’s to the future and our continuing evolution.”
(sic)nesses’ release was preceded by in-theater screenings across the country. An intimate fan screening in New York City, attended by Clown himself, saw fans moshing in the aisles during the presentation!
(sic)nessesis a demonstration of one of the greatest bands of 21st century at the top of their game. It is a global phenomenon, debuting in the #1 slot in the UK, Australia and Finland. It also landed in the Top 5 in Germany, Denmark, France and Belgium and in the Top 10 in Italy and Spain. Check out a clip from the DVD below, and get you copyRIGHT HERE.
Slipknot‘s “(sic)nesses” DVD sold 9,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Music Videos chart.
Slipknot headlined the annual Download festival in the U.K., performing in front of 80,000 of their rabid fans. The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknot‘s illustrious career.
It was indeed a year of “firsts” for a band that was a decade-deep into their hard rock superstardom and dominance. Their latest album, 2008’s “All Hope is Gone”, debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart — the first time in their history. Slipknot embarked on a two-year touring trek that was globally successful, playing to packed houses across continents, including their headlining stint at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden, which was stacked to the rafters and chronicled by Rolling Stone.
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan gives it up for the UK in the new issue of Metal Hammer. Also in the new issue, Clown speaks out for the first time since the band’s press conference on the passing of Paul Gray.
Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan has praised the UK when talking about the band’s legendary Download 2009 show, documented on the band’s new DVD ‘(sic)nesses’.
“I had no expectations for that show,” says Crahan. “Clown has no expectations. There could’ve been 10,000 people or 85,0000 people. I just know there was a boatload! I just remember by the fourth song, Clown was having fun, and I remember he was having fun for the whole show. It was definitely a milestone. The UK is what made Slipknot. The UK understands, dude.”
Get the whole interview with Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan in the new issue, including Clown speaking out for the first time since the band’s press conference on the passing of Paul Gray.
Featuring not only Slipknot‘s legendary headlining set from Download 2009 in full, the brand new DVD (sic)nesses also boasts a 45-minute documentary directed by Clown. From that side of the 2-disc set, we bring you another clip hand-selected by the director – this time showing late bassist Paul Gray in action on stage.