SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson is setting out on a 5-city guitar clinic tour, during which he hopes to create an intimate setting for interacting with his fans, as well as unveiling his new custom-designed Ibanez MTM1 Mick Thomson signature electric guitar.
The MTM1 was custom designed to Mick's exact specifications, including his choice of pickups, strings and bridge. The guitar arrives from the factory in Mick's preferred tuning of C# with a dropped B.
The clinic tour, which starts in Wisconsin and ends in California, will allow Mick to show fans some of SLIPKNOT's signature riffs as well as answer questions and sign autographs for all in attendance.
Says Mick of the clinic: "It's not just for the virtuosos out there and it's not going to be an hour of showing off licks. I'm hoping it's helpful to players and non-players alike."
All clinics start at 7:00 p.m. and the dates are as follows:
May 01 - Cascio Music - Waukesha, WI (262-513-8320)
May 03 - Alpha Music - Virginia Beach, VA (757-486-2001)
May 05 - Musician's Discount - Miami, FL (305-255-9466)
May 08 - Hermes Trading Co. - San Antonio, TX (210-348-7225)
May 10 - Instrumental Music - Ventura, CA (805-654-9388)
For more information, visit Ibanez.com.
SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on February 8 by winning their first Grammy Award, in the category of "Best Metal Performance", for "Before I Forget" from 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)".
SLIPKNOT has been nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category for six consecutive years, but never took home the Grammy until now.
The band went on hiatus at the end of 2005 after nearly 18 months on the road in support of "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)".
SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root are now recording the second album from their other band, STONE SOUR, while percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan will make a new album with his side project, TO MY SURPRISE. Drummer Joey Jordison will tour this spring and summer with MINISTRY.