Slipknot’s New Member: Reddit Users Think This Unmasked Photo Is Him
The identity of Slipknot's new member remains a mystery but some Reddit users believe they are closer than ever to discovering the percussionist's true identity. A new photo has surfaced, showing who they presume to be the new member leaving a hotel alongside Slipknot's Mick Thomson.
The photo below (which crops out Thomson standing off to the left, wearing a hat and sunglasses with suitcase in tow) is the one in question. A man in a black hat with a narrow physique that closely resembles that of "Tortilla Man" (the nickname online users have given him based upon the mask style) is seen wheeling luggage of his own out from the Four Seasons hotel, carrying a backpack with a camera strapped over his shoulder.
The most damning evidence linking this person to Slipknot's stage? That would be the footwear as circled in red below. It is not known if these are custom shoes designed for Slipknot's stage show or widely manufactured, though one Reddit user claims to own the same pair, denying he himself if Slipknot's new member.
Further down in the comments section, one user posted a full photo of this mysterious person with Thomson in frame, carrying a suitcase and backpack as well, as described above.
While everyone continues to piece together this mystery, Slipknot are having fun with it, trolling fans over the identity of their newest member.
Slipknot's new album, We Are Not Your Kind, arrives on Aug. 9. They'll be touring North America all summer with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. See those tour dates below and see the evolution of the band's masks beneath that.
Slipknot, Volbeat, Behemoth + Gojira Summer 2019 U.S. Tour Dates
Fri Jul 26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 27 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Thu Aug 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sun Aug 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Aug 6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Thu Aug 8 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Aug 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fairgrounds*
Sun Aug 11 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Mon Aug 12 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 14 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri Aug 16 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri Aug 23 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 - Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sat Sep 7 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
*Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only
Evolution of Slipknot's Terrifying Masks