"Because of the international tensions, current conflict, and growing safety problems involving our country, we are postponing - not cancelling - postponing our scheduled tours of England, Japan, and Australia. These dates will be made up in 2002 and all original tickets bought will be honoured (so hang on to them), but right now we feel we should stay close to home and within our families reaches in case of any major emergencies. We sincerely apologize for this and WE ARE COMING, but right now is the time to watch out for our loved ones. We encourage you all to do the same. We love you guys and we'll see you soon. - SLIPKNOT"
At present, it seems likely that the shows will be re-scheduled for February. In other news, recent rumors circulating suggest that the band are eyeing the track "I Am Hated" as the second single from their latest release "IOWA". The track will also be featured in the upcoming re-make of the movie, "Rollerball", which is planned to hit theaters in the coming months and also features a scene where the band perform the aforementioned cut.