Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out onstage about the Astroworld tragedy, which left nine people dead last week as a result of a deadly crowd surge during headliner Travis Scott’s performance.
Ahead of performing the song Wait and Bleed during the band’s appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival, Taylor urged fans to “look after one another” during the show.
“I’m not gonna bring everything down but I feel like it needs to be said,” Taylor began.
“One of the wonderful things about this genre, about this audience, about this family is that we look out for one another. This is supposed to be a place of celebration, of love, and about looking out for one another.
“And everybody that’s ever been in a fucking mosh pit knows: if somebody goes down, you get ’em right the fuck back up.
“So I want you all to hold on to the memory of those eight souls that we lost (edit – another victim has since passed away).
“But I also want you to remember this: no matter what show you go to, if you’ve got eyes, you keep ’em open, you keep ’em focused and you look out for one another.” Watch the address below.
The recent events of Astroworld no doubt hit close to home for Corey Talyor and co., given a man died after sustaining injuries in a Slipknot mosh pit in 2019.
Taylor has also gone as far as to halt various shows as a result of over-eager crowd participation. Watch one such example below.