Corey Taylor Announces ‘CMF2’ Solo Album, Tour and More


Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot.

Corey Taylor, “CMF2” album details have been announced – Corey Taylor photo and story by Anne Erickson

Corey Taylor is gearing up to release a new solo album, “CMF2”

After several months of teasing the news, Corey Taylor has officially announced his much-anticipated sophomore album, “CMF2,” out Sept. 15. In addition, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has reveled the album’s lead single “Beyond,” and dates for an upcoming U.S. tour.

The tour sets off Aug. 25 in Denver, Colorado, and runs through an Oct. 5 gig in Los Angeles, California. Then, Taylor will appear at the Aftershock Festival on Oct. 7 in Sacramento, California. As for the headlining tour dates, Wargasm will open, with Oxymorrons and Luna Aura on select dates. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

Previously in an interview with Billboard, Taylor said regarding his second solo album, “The songs are sick, the music is gigantic, and the risks were off the charts.” He added that, “CMFT was where I came from; CMF2 is where I’m going.”

Taylor has been working on lead single “Beyond” for years. He first wrote the song back in 2006, and it finally all came together for “CMF2” with the help of producer Jay Ruston. Also, it’s worth noting that Ruston also produced Stone Sour’s 2017 album, “Hydrograd,” and the debut “CMFT” album.

“I originally wrote it as an aggressive romantic song, but I’m also looking at it now as a kind of ‘come together’ song,” Taylor said in a release. “Bringing the masses together, and letting them know that I want my music to take them beyond what they may think about me. Maybe they’ve had a misconception about me. It’s not exactly a calling card, more like throwing the bat signal up and being ‘alright, let’s turn everything on its head.’ It’s almost a dual threat, because now I look at it from two standpoints.”

Regarding working with Ruston again, Taylor said, “Together we have great ideas, great energy, and are quick to try everything. We’re not afraid to tell each other if it’s a good idea, or also a bad one; we have that kind of trust.”

Listen to the new Corey Taylor single “Beyond,” check out the “CMF2” track list and view Taylor tour dates below. Also, pre-order or pre-save “CMF2” via here.

Corey Taylor, “CMF2” Track List:

01. The Box
02. Post Traumatic Blues
03. Talk Sick
04. Breath of Fresh Smoke
05. Beyond
06. We Are the Rest
07. Midnight
08. Starmate
09. Sorry Me
10. Punchline
11. Someday I’ll Change Your Mind
12. All I Want Is Hate
13. Dead Flies

Corey Taylor, 2023 U.S. Tour Dates:

08/25 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
08/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater *
08/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore *
08/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club @ Eagles Ballroom *
08/31 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *
09/02 – Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory *
09/03 – Pryor, OK @ Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma) #
09/05 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit *
09/07 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
09/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center *
09/10 – Alton, VA @ Virginia International Raceway (Blue Ridge Rock Festival) #
09/12 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater *
09/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
09/15 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale ^
09/16 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount ^
09/18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues ^
09/19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues ^
09/21 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall ^
09/22 – Louisville, KY @ Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) #
09/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
09/25 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
09/27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel ^
09/28 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ^
09/29 – Henderson, NV @ The Dollar Loan Center #
10/01 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
10/03 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium ^
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ^
10/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) #
* = w/ Wargasm and Oxymorrons
^ = w/ Wargasm and Luna Aura
# = festival or radio show

Anne Erickson
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