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Drummer Clown Confirms Slipknot to Embark on 2012 U.S. Tour

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“Maggots” hungry for a chance to witness Slipknot live, we have some good news for you. Drummer Shawn “Clown” Crahan has confirmed in a Facebook post that the band will be “touring by next June in America only,” although details of the trek have yet to be announced.

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor hinted at the Slipknot U.S. tour last week in a Twitter post. The shows will be the band’s first stateside dates since the death of bassist Paul Gray, who died of a drug overdose in May 2010. Slipknot recently completed a European tour with original guitarist Donnie Steele filling in for Gray.

Although Slipknot are hitting the road, Crahan warns fans that they shouldn’t expect the band to release any new music anytime soon. “No album yet because it is too soon and there are no songs yet because the band needs to come together to write this next one,” he writes. “I cannot wait to feel the ideas like choking on color. Everything happens for a reason, so be ready.”

Meanwhile, Taylor reports that he underwent successful Lasik surgery on his eyes to improve his vision. “My procedure went EXCELLENT and I am now equipped with 20/10 vision!,” tweeted the singer on Sunday. “Thank you Dr. Rothman! And thanks to Lasik of Nevada!! X-ray vision!!!”

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