WATCH: Slipknot Honor The Late Paul Gray & Joey Jordison With Heartfelt Tribute At KnotFest Iowa

Slipknot paid tribute to two of their founding members, who passed away a decade a part. The popular Iowa metal group may have lost two of their founding members, Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, however, their legacy will live on…

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Posted on October 4, 2021

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Slipknot paid tribute to two of their founding members, who passed away a decade a part.

The popular Iowa metal group may have lost two of their founding members, Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, however, their legacy will live on forever through their musical contributions to the band. Last week, during their hometown Knotfest concert in Iowa, the band paid tribute to their late drummer and bassist, also known as No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. 

Following a performance of “Surfacing,” a track which appears on Slipknot’s Self-Titled (1999) debut album that was co-written by the late members and frontman Corey Taylor. The band visually honored Gray and Jordison with a memorial on the massive video screens filling the background of the huge stage.

Watch their performance, which paid homage to the late founding members of the popular group.

Jordison passed away “peacefully in his sleep” in July 2020, at the age of 46-years-old.

“Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow,” Jordison’s family said in a statement at the time of the late drummer’s passing. “Those that knew Joey understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music.”

Gray was found dead at the TownePlace Suites Hotel in Johnston, Iowa, at the age of 38-years-old in 2010.

Slipknot is currently in the midst of their headlining KnotFest Tour, which you can see dates for below.

Oct. 5 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph’s Health Amp.
Oct. 8 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
Oct. 9 – Hartford, Conn. @ Xfinity Theatre
Oct. 10 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Oct. 12 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
Oct. 13 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Oct. 15 – Burgettstown, Penn. @ S&T Bank Music Park
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 19 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
Oct. 20 – W. Palm Beach, Fla. @ iThink Financial Amp.
Oct. 22 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Music Park
Oct. 23 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Oct. 24 – Pelham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Oct. 26 – Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMP
Oct. 28 – Del Valle, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amp.
Oct. 29 – Woodlands, Texas @ Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 30 – Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Nov. 1 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Nov. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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