Spiked Collars and Wallet Chains Have Been Banned from a Slipknot Show in Glasgow

They've basically banned the entire nü-metal dress code

Photo: Alexandra Crahan-Conway

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jan 17, 2020

While people of all walks enjoy nü-metal from time to time, it's fair to say that a significant portion of them are walking in a pair of JNCOs adorned with massive wallet chains. Unfortunately, an upcoming Slipknot concert in Glasgow has banned many staples of the nü-metal wardrobe, and the band are pissed.

Slipknot are scheduled to appear at the Hydro on Saturday (January 18), but the venue has banned just about everything that their fans enjoy. That includes large belt buckles, large chain wallets, spiked bracelets, spiked belts, spiked collars, spiked jackets, spiked boots, chains or any sharp pointed rings.

The venue has also placed a ban on laser pointers, fireworks, candles, whistles and signs. 

Donald MacLeod, a Glasgow promoter who owns the Garage and Cathouse rock clubs, told the BBC that the ban is "a joke."

"We've never had issues like this on dress. It's incredible. I must admit I burst out laughing and thought this was a joke," he said. "What I've found running the Cathouse — which is an iconic institution — is we've had all manners of dress codes, be it emo, goth, heavy metallers and hip hop. They all have a brand and an identity — nose rings or tattoos — and it's probably the safest and friendliest club that I've had."

That said, the band's promoters Cosa Nostra PR have requested similar bans at other stops on their U.K. tour. "These restrictions are consistent with other U.K. venues part of this tour," a representative from the Hydro said.

While they may have their reasons, this is a clear case of nü-metal suppression! We say everyone wear your wallet chains loud and proud!


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