Corey Taylor to Embark on Socially Distanced Spring Tour


Corey Taylor, "CMFT," shows the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman venturing into a range of different musical territories.

Corey Taylor – Story by Cat Badra, courtesy photo

Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour will hit the road with The Cherry Bombs for a cross-country, socially distanced tour of the U.S. in May

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced an in-person solo tour, scheduled to take Taylor and his band throughout U.S. venues this spring. The tour – which will also feature dance squad The Cherry Bombs, spearheaded by Taylor wife, Alica Dove – will kick off May 18 in Tempe, Arizona, and run through a June 19 date in Lincoln, Nebraska.

As for the content of the shows, Taylor and his band will perform music from his solo debut, “CMFT,” as well as tracks from his Slipknot and Stone Sour releases, covers and “surprises.”

Expect shows to be “socially distanced and following state recommended health guidelines,” according to a statement. There also won’t be meet-and-greets, as the tour will be in their own bubble.

“It’s the full shebang,” Taylor told Rolling Stone of the tour. “The Cherry Bombs are gonna do their show, with fire and aerial and rock and all the good stuff, then me and the boys will get up and play for, like, two hours.” He also stated that he’s stoked for “a chance to act alive again, and a step towards ‘back to normal.'”

“We’ll be taking as many precautions as we can: the usual social distancing, pod seating (sectioned off area with an allotted number of people who came together allowed inside), temperature checks, waivers signed at the door, masks in place everywhere but your pod, etc,” Taylor said. “We’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as well before the tour.”

Tickets for Taylor’s solo tour go on sale to the general public now and have already sold out in a handful of cities. For ticket information, tour dates and safety details, head to

Taylor’s most recent release is his 2020 debut solo album, “CMFT,” which dropped last fall. The album features the No. 1 rock hit “Black Eyes Blue.” “CMFT” was also named one of Audio Ink Radio’s best albums of 2020 in rock and metal.

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