Slipknot’s ‘Tortilla Man’ Identity Possibly Uncovered After Jim Root Hint
The great mystery of 2019 is the identity of new Slipknot percussionist commonly referred to as "Tortilla Man." After guitarist Jim Root dropped a major hint, Reddit user Les_Connolly believes to have finally uncovered who this masked mystery member really is.
Fans had been attempting to piece together any shred of evidence they could find, but when Root explained to The Art and Span Show that "Tortilla Man" is a "world-class pianist" with a degree in music, it narrowed down the playing field a bit. On Reddit, it has been speculated that this new member is Michael Pfaff, keyboard and organ player in Dirty Little Rabbits, which also features Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan.
Crahan and Pfaff were actually introduced to each other by Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson, strengthening the connection with the legendary group.
The Reddit user also pointed out that Pfaff has a similar physical stature to "Tortilla Man."
Another user gathered some supporting evidence, stating that Pfaff, who is also a member of the Iowa-based duo The Snacks, has not been performing with the group since February of earlier this year. In March, it was publicly revealed that Slipknot and longtime percussionist Chris Fehn had parted ways, so it's possible Pfaff signed on prior to this announcement.
Commenting on the newest member of the band's stage presence, Root offered nothing but praise. "I'll be standing there playing and all of a sudden I'll hear this thump next to me, and he'll have jumped down from his drum set," he said. "He's, like, next to me. And I'm, like, 'You're insane, dude. Your knees are gonna fucking just be done.'"
See "Tortilla Man" for yourself as Slipknot's Knotfest Roadshow continues to makes its way through North America through the first week of September. See the list of remaining stops below and for tickets, head here.
Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira + Behemoth 2019 Tour Dates
Aug. 21 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 23 - Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 24 - Scranton, Pa. @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 25 - Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Mansfield, Mass. @ The Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 - Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 - Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 31 - Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 1 - Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 3 - Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 - Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 - Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Sept. 7 - Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Sept. 8 - The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
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