Slipknot Played Their First Show Since The Death Of Paul Gray [VIDEO]
Slipknot played its first show since the death of bassist Paul Gray on Friday in front of 25,000 fans at the Sonisphere Festival in Athens, Greece. Gray’s red jumpsuit, mask and bass guitar stood at the back of the stage while his bandmates performed. The rest of the group’s members donned red jumpsuits and older versions of their trademark masks from Slipknot’s earlier days, in tribute to their fallen bandmate.
Fan-filmed footage of the show hit YouTube, even though the audio is of poor quality, its still good to see the guys perform.
Playing bass for the band was Donnie Steele, who was the guitarist in an early incarnation of the group. Steele, however, was hidden from the audience’s view.
Slipknot will be playing European festivals for the next three weeks. Taylor has expressed doubts about making another Slipknot record without Gray, although other band members have expressed their desire to record again.
Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan said recently that Gray would somehow still be part of the band’s show:
Slipknot even posted several pictures from the event on their Facebook Page