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COREY TAYLOR TO EMBARK ON SOLO TOUR :::: SHOWS WILL INCLUDE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES, BOOK READINGS, Q&As + MORE

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2011 by Randy

New York, NY:  Corey Taylor, frontman for genre-defining rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, is embarking on a solo tour this fall.

The idea for the tour sprang from an intimate set of UK gigs that Taylor recently played to launch his bestselling book Seven Deadly Sins, as well as his speaking engagement at Oxford University this summer.  Taylor will perform originals and some choice covers acoustically; will read selections from the book; and take questions from the audience.  Billed as “An Evening With Corey Taylor,” these shows will be a rare opportunity for many fans to interact with Taylor in this intimate a setting, and vice versa.

“I had so much fun doing this type of show in England that I just HAD to bring it to the States,” said Taylor. “It’s gonna be one-part Henry Rollins, one-part Johnny Cash and probably a little heavy on the Monty Python. It’s everything I love to do: singing, comedy and talkin’ smack. Hopefully, the audience enjoys it as much as I do.”

Armed with an acoustic guitar, a copy of his book, a microphone and his unflinching worldview and lacerating wit, Corey Taylor is coming to your town to spread the gospel as only he can and it will be a night fans won’t soon forget. If you are looking to be fully entertained by one of the most gifted voices of the hard rock scene, this is a night you won’t dare miss.

Taylor’s book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, is an outrageous manifesto on the nature of sin, offered in Taylor’s unique and informed voice. The tome is now available in audio form, read by Taylor himself, and it features an action-packed ending not included in the print version.  Seven Deadly Sins spent four weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and five weeks on the Times of London Best Seller list.

Corey Taylor solo dates are as follows:

10/22 Bee Cave, TX (Austin) La Grange Festival

11/14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

11/15 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

11/17 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock at HOB

11/19 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre

11/21 Omaha, NE Waiting Room

11/22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity

11/23 Milwaukee, WI Rave

11/25 Detroit, MI Eagle Theatre

11/26 Chicago, IL Double Door

12/1 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

12/2 Toronto, ON Mod Club

12/4 Boston, MA Middle East

12/5 New York, NY Highline Ballroom

12/6 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

12/7 Providence, RI The Met

12/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

12/10Baltimore, MD Sound Stage

12/12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

12/13 Orlando, FL The Social

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SLIPKNOT TO RELEASE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF IOWA ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011 DOUBLE CD/DVD SET WILL FEATURE ALL NEW ARTWORK AND MORE

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Randy

New York, NY: It’s been 10 years since Slipknot unleashed its second album, Iowa, on the world. Slipknot had impacted the music scene in revolutionary, unpredictable ways, and established themselves as a way of life for their fans with their 1999-released, self-titled debut. But Iowa was the album that further proved the band had fully arrived and had no intentions of leaving. It was the band’s statement that that they would continue to make music their way, according to their rules and always for their fans, with their middle fingers raised to the rest of the world.

To celebrate the album’s decade of existence, the band is releasing a special, tenth anniversary edition of this landmark release, which will drop on November 1, 2011.

The anniversary edition will include plenty of extras for the maggots and beyond to feast upon. It will be issued as a two-disc, one-DVD digipak with brand new artwork, including photography by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of the band.  The first disc will comprise the originalIowa album, along with a remix of “My Plague” as an added bonus track. The second will include the full, live audio from the legendaryDisasterpieces DVDwhere the band’s 2002 show at the London Arena was captured by 30 cameras and released as a concert film. The DVD will include Goat, a new film directed by Crahan, featuring never-before-seen interviews and footage showing the madness that surrounded the Iowa-era, plus four music videos.

The official track listings are as follows:

Disc 1: Iowa

People = Shit

Disasterpiece

My Plague

Everything Ends

The Heretic Anthem

Gently

Left Behind

The Shape

I Am Hated

Skin Ticket

New Abortion

Metabolic

Iowa

My Plague (New Abuse Mix)

Disc 2: Disasterpieces  – Live In London 2002

People = Shit

Liberate

Left Behind

Eeyore

Disasterpiece

Purity

Gently

Eyeless

Drum Solo

My Plague

New Abortion

The Heretic Anthem

Spit It Out

Wait And Bleed

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Surfacing

Disc 3: Goat

Hour-long film capturing the insanity of Iowa – directed by M. Shawn Crahan.

Music Videos:

My Plague
Left Behind
The Heretic Anthem (Live)

People = Shit (Live)

In other Slipknot news, the band is bringing four tracks spanning its career to the Rock Band video game. Fans can download and play along to “Wait and Bleed,” “Left Behind,” “Pulse of the Maggots” and “Snuff” in Rock Band 3, available now.

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