Slipknot have revealed that they will be playing a date in Dublin as part of their upcoming 2020 tour – their first Dublin gig in five years.

The announcement was made through a poster with anagrams of each city they’re scheduled to play as part of the tour, with Dublin topping the list. This will be Slipknot’s first Irish show since 2015, where they played the 3Arena alongside Korn.

A poster was posted on Slipknot’s official fan club website, Outside The 9, on Thursday evening, with an official announcement made on Friday morning to confirm the tour dates.

Promoters MCD confirmed the news in a Tweet, saying that early access to tickets will be given to those who preorder the band’s new album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’.

Fans of the ‘Duality’ rockers have reacted excitedly to the news, saying they were delighted that the band had picked Dublin to start the massive tour in.

The tour will see the masked band play in cities across the UK and Europe, including Birmingham, London, Amsterdam, Budapest, Hamburg and more.

Slipknot will release their new album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ on August 8, the band’s first release since 2014’s album ‘.5: The Grey Chapter’, which hit the top 5 of album charts in over 19 countries.