Slipknot have joined the ever growing list of bands to postpone or cancel their UK tour. Following System of a Down and Blink 182, the band had the following to say: ' Because of the international tensions, current conflict, and growing safety problems involving our country, we are postponing - not cancelling - postponing our scheduled tours of England, Japan, and Australia. These dates will be made up in 2002 and all original tickets bought will be honored (so hang on to them), but right now we feel we should stay close to home and within our families reaches in case of any major emergencies. We sincerely apologize for this and WE ARE COMING, but right now is the time to watch out for our loved ones. We encourage you all to do the same. We love you guys and we'll see you soon.'
The Des Moines terrors are expected to announce the rescheduled dates (anticipated to be in February) within the next few days.