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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

Mike Portnoy to fill in for Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga for One-Off Show

Posted in News with tags , , , , on September 16, 2011 by Randy

STONE SOUR are excited to announce that drum wizard Mike Portnoy will be joining them behind the kit for a one-off upcoming show at the world-renowned ‘Rock In Rio’ Festival on September 24.

The band’s regular drummer, Roy Mayorga, is currently home and anxiously awaiting the birth of his first daughter — due the very same day as Stone Sour’s Rio show.  Roy personally asked his friend Mike Portnoy to fill in for what is sure to be a special ‘once in a lifetime’ event for the fans in attendance.  Said Portnoy: “It’s my honor and pleasure to be able to help out my good friends in Stone Sour and my brother Roy in their time of need.  It’s also an unexpected treat for me to get another visit with some of the greatest fans in the world down in Brazil.”

Frontman Corey Taylor added: “We’ve been waiting a long time for the opportunity to come to South America. This year’s Rock in Rio should be fantastic. With Roy expecting his first child, we’ll charge on without him, but having Mike fill in for this one show will be great. We can’t wait to take the stage and lay it down the only way Stone Sour knows how: full on and in your face!”

Plans are afoot for a special EP/DVD release from STONE SOUR this Winter, along with a special MP3 giveaway via STONE SOUR’sFacebook page.   Stay tuned for full details soon.

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