Man Dies At Slipknot Show In Illinois

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

According to, a 62-year-old man (Richard Valadez) died at the Sunday (August 11) Slipknot “Knotfest Roadshow” concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Witnesses told that Valadez participated in mosh pits before falling down suffering a seizure.

“They definitely should have handled things better: More emergency presence for one. And a better way for people to alert that they need help,” one witness said about the amphitheater staff’s response to the incident.

“Overall, the whole venue just screwed the pooch on the entire thing,” another witness said. “No communication, no preparation, nothing.”