Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor Plotting Spring Socially Distanced Tour


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is planning to embark on a brief socially distanced tour with his solo band in the “next couple of months.” He recently revealed his plans to 98 KUPD (see below), stating:

“[It will be a] short tour — probably about three weeks. Some of the places we’ll be doing two nights in one city. It’ll be completely social-distanced, which means there’ll be pods with space around it, and the only people allowed in the pod are the people who came with that group. [There will be] temp checks at the door, and you have to have proof of a negative test within 48 hours [of the show], or you won’t be let in at all.”

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He continued:

“So, I’m looking at ways to kind of get the cobs going — not only for myself but for people I care about. My crew needs work; my wife [Alicia Taylor], her dancers [Cherry Bombs], they wanna get back out there. So this is the test to see if we can start to kind of inch back towards reality with these in place — at least until the vaccine has had a chance to kind of do its thing.”

He expects the trek to take place in April/May with an opening date in his current hometown of Las Vegas, NV and the “bulk” of the shows to take place in the Midwest. Taylor also commented on why he feels now is the time to begin moving past COVID-19 and steering back to a return of live events:

“The only way this happens is if we learn to do it. We have to get on with it. President Biden was talking about the fact that it’s a national emergency that there’s been no school — real school — and a real plan in place, because there was really nobody running the boat for God knows how long, and that’s been a national emergency. And a lot of people feel like that about what they do for a living.

I’m not gonna put what I do as important as education. However, what I do is responsible for a lot of people’s livelihoods. And the faster I can find a way to get us all back doing that in a way that doesn’t endanger people, the better. Instead of just kind of using it as a crutch and waiting for it to go away… Guess what? This may never go away. We need to learn to adapt — we need to adapt and move on and find ways to do this. Like I said, once the vaccine’s had a chance to really kind of do its thing, we will really start to have those tentative steps back towards normalcy as best we can.”

Taylor will be touring in support of his debut solo album “CMFT“, which saw a release last year. His solo band finds him joined by guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), guitarist Zach Throne, bassist Jason Christopher (Prong) and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho).


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