Slipknot’s First Show in Mexico Chronicled in ‘Day of the Gusano’ Documentary, Screenings Set for September
Slipknot have made their way around the world, but had somehow missed out on the joys of playing Mexico until back in December of 2015. But once they finally made the trip, it definitely left an impression and the good news for fans is that the cameras were rolling and there's now a new documentary about the trip. Day of the Gusano will be hitting the big screen in September, giving fans a special look at the journey.
MusicScreen will bring the 90-minute documentary to theaters across the world for one night only on Sept. 6. The film is shot by the band's resident multi-talented director and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown). A trailer for the film can be seen above.
The movie gives viewers a chance to see the enthusiastic fanbase the band has in Mexico and takes you behind the scenes as the band meet some of their fans and discuss the importance of those who support them just ahead of their Mexico City show. You'll also get a full surround soundtrack with the film, allowing the viewer to feel as if they were there at the show.
Clown says of the film, "Slipknot still has dreams for itself. Finally playing Mexico was one of them. It's been a surreal life of rock and roll for Slipknot and the fact that the dreams still go on for us is simply incredible. Thank you." Guitarist Jim Root continues, "We had such a great time at Knotfest Mexico... Not only with all the friends and bands that were there, but with the fans and the crowd we had to document it with. Now we get to share it with the world."
Confirmed cities and ticketing for the screenings will be announced in July, but for now you can check out the special documentary website where you sign up for updates to be alerted of screenings in your area.
And, in advance of the screenings, Slipknot are launching their #AskSlipknot campaign where fans can submit questions via Facebook and Twitter with the #AskSlipknot hashtag. The band will take submissions through June 13 and select questions will be chosen by the group to answer at a special cinematic screening event.
And while Day of the Gusano chronicles a past Knotfest Mexico experience, fans will get a chance to enjoy Knotfest again this year. Details will be coming soon.
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