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1991

October

26th – Vexx plays a show at CSC

1992

July

4th – Heads On The Wall release demo tape

August

16th – Modifidious play a show at The Runway

1993

March

Basement Sessions start in Paul’s basement under a different name

April

Basement Sessions continue and a demo tape is made

May

Basement Sessions continue

18th – A 2nd basement demo tape is made

June

6th – Modifidious At The Runway (All Ages Show)

July

4th – (All Ages Show) – Atomic Opera At The Runway

1994

February

13th – Body Pit’s very first gig at The Runway

April

24th – Body Pit show at The Runway

December

21st – Stone Sour play a show in Des Moines, IA

1995

January

Shawn, Andy, Paul, Donnie and Kun start rehearsals

August

Josh Brainard joins

8th – Body Pit, Stone Sour, The Have Nots and Modifidious play a show in Ames, Ia – People’s Bar & Grill
10th – Modifidious/ Have Nots show in Des Moines, Ia – House of Bricks

September

Slipknot is officially formed by Shawn, Anders and Paul and start rehearsals in Anders’ basement

November

Slipknot plays their first live gig at the Cro bar under a different name (Meld according to Josh). This was Donnie Steele’s first and only show on guitar. He later joined back to play session bass in 2011.

2nd – Body Pit, Stone Sour, The Have Nots and Deadfront play a show in Des Moines, Ia – Supertoad

December

Band visits SR Audio and Sean McMahon comes to practice

Band begins recording

1996

January

Donnie Steele leaves
Craig Jones joins

11th – Modifidious, The Rejects and The Have Nots play in Iowa City, Ia – Gabe’s Oasis

February

25th – Modifidious and The Have Nots play in Sioux City, Ia – Legion Hall

March

April

4th – Slipknot and Stone Sour perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
5th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
21st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
27th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

Mick Thomson joins

May

26th – Modifidious and The Have Nots play in Sioux City, Ia – Runaway Bar

June

22nd – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
27th – Slipknot perform at People’s Bar and Grill in Ames, IA

July

1st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
5th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

August

8th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
10th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
17th – Slipknot perform at Clearwater Beach in West Des Moines,IA

September

7th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
8th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

October

5th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
31st – MFKR Halloween Release Party at the Safari Club

November

15th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA with Acid Bath
20th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
27th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

December

11th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA with Maelstrom
12th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
15th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
18th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
31st – Slipknot perform at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, IA

1997

January

1st – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

February

4th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
8th – Slipknot perform at The Edge in Des Moines, IA
24th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

March

Second demo CD mixed by Sean McMahon and Slipknot at SR Audio

April

4th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
16th – Slipknot perform at Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City, IA
17th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
21st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

May

23rd – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
24th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

Corey Taylor joins

24th – Slipknot – first all ages show – Safari Club

June

1st – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club
7th – Slipknot perform at Dotfest ’97 in Ankeny, IA
26th– Slipknot perform a private birthday show for future FACECAGE lead singer Matt Nyberg’s birthday at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
31st – Deadfront and The Have Nots play a show in Cedar Rapids, Ia – Moose Lodge

July

12th – Slipknot perform at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE
19th – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

August

5th – The Rejects play in Marshmalltown, Ia – JD’s Pub
2nd – Slipknot perform at the Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City, IA
24th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA – Corey’s first show
30th – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club

September

12th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA – Andy’s last show
27th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA – Cuddles’ first show

October

9th – The Have Nots show at The Safari Club
24th – Slipknot perform at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE
30th – Slipknot perform at Supertoad in Des Moines, IA
31st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

November

9th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA – Silver Disc Recording

December

20th – Slipknot perform at Supertoad in Des Moines, IA
27th – Slipknot perform at Supertoad in Des Moines, IA

Ross Robinson visits Slipknot

27th – Des Moines, IA – Supertoad

1998

January

2nd – Slipknot perform at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, NE
3rd – Slipknot perform at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, NE
31st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

February

7th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
13th – The Rejects play a gig at the Safari Club in Des Moines
28th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

March

10th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA
21st – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

April

Sid Wilson joins

18th – Slipknot perform at SWCC Auditorium in Creston, IA

May

15th – Slipknot perform at the Gameworks EAT’m Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada

June

12th – Slipknot play the 2nd Dotfest in Ankeny, IOWA
27th – Slipknot perform at the Safari Club in Des Moines, IA

July

3rd – Slipknot play shows at Lake Okoboji in IOWA
4th – Slipknot play shows at Lake Okoboji in IOWA (2nd show)
6th – Cuddles leaves the band
8th – Slipknot sign to Roadrunner Records in front of the Axiom Piercing shop

August

Brandon Darner temporarily joins

15th – Slipknot play at the Ranchbowl in Omaha (Brandon’s only show and Josh’s last)

Brandon leaves and Chris Fehn joins

22nd – The Rejects play a gig at the Safari Club in Des Moines (Corey, Joey, Paul on stage)
29th – Slipknot enters Indigo Ranch to record debut album

September

October

November

December

Unknown dates

1998-xx-xx Kansas City, KS – Unknown
1998-xx-xx Chicago, IL – Unknown