Slipknot have been playing a series of outdoor shows in the US with Marilyn Manson and they have suffered their first loss to the weather as a thunderstorm forced them to cancel in the middle of Manson’s set as the power went out.
As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, a storm rolled in during Manson’s set at First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburg, halting the show multiple times as lightening flashed and heavy rain drenched equipment on the side of the stage.
Fans were told they could take shelter in the pavilion but in true rock ‘n’ roll style many of them remained in the rain, turning the moshpit into a mud bath. The power eventually went out due to the storm but even Manson attempted to carry on, grabbing a megaphone. Apparently the volume from a megaphone doesn’t carry through a crowd of 9,000 as Manson was barely audible.
It took 90 minutes for the gig to be called off as the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued flood warnings for the night. Some fans in the meantime used the mud as a slide
When the announcement was made there was a disgruntled roar from the crowd who apparently didn’t know the power had gone out because there were still backup lights shining. Apparently, they left the venue chanting.
A security guard noted that it’s the first show ever at the venue he recalls being called off mid-gig because of a storm.
Corey Taylor tweeted after the gig, saying, “To everyone at the PA show tonight: I’m SO SORRY we couldn’t get the power back on. I promise we’re going to do our best to reschedule.”
Manson was typically a little more cryptic writing, “Sometimes when you ask for the thunder, you get caught in the storm. #prayforpittsburg.”
The venue’s website then said that the band had rescheduled to play the next night, however, Taylor had to take to Twitter to tell fans that was not happening. They are currently working on rescheduling but nothing has been set in stone yet.
To everyone at the PA show tonight: I'm SO SORRY we couldn't get the power back on. I promise we're going to do our best to reschedule. –CT
— Grumpy Banana Basket (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 31, 2016
— Dutko (@llSmokinll) July 31, 2016
— Kevin Legler (@kevinlegs51) July 31, 2016