STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR EAGERLY AWAITED TREK CELEBRATES CHART-TOPPING NEW ALBUM, HYDROGRAD
US HEADLINE TOUR GETS UNDERWAY SEPTEMBER 24TH IN OMAHA, NE
EPIC LIVE ITINERARY ALSO INCLUDES FESTIVAL APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA
AS WELL AS WIDE-RANGING WORLD TOUR
“SONG #3” STILL #1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO NATIONWIDE
HYDROGRAD AVAILABLE NOW
Chart topping rock band Stone Sour has announced details of its highly anticipated fall headline tour which begins September 24th at Omaha, NE’s Sokol Auditorium and then travels through mid-October. Support comes from special guests Steel Panther, Beartooth, Man With A Mission and Cherry Bombs on select dates (see attached itinerary). The tour will also include stops at a number of upcoming festivals, including Englewood, CO’s High Elevation Rock Festival (September 23rd), Janesville, WI’s JJO Sonic Boom (September 30th), Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life (October 1st), Houston, TX’s Houston Open Air (October 15th), and Sacramento, CA’s 2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival (October 21st). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.
News of the headline tour follows the explosive success of Stone Sour’s blockbuster new album, HYDROGRAD, which rocketed to #1 on three Billboard charts following its June 30th release, including “Top Current Albums,” “Top Rock Albums,” and “Top Hard Rock Albums.” In addition, HYDROGRAD also debuted at #8 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, marking the GRAMMY® Award-nominated band’s fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on that chart. As if that weren’t enough, HYDROGRAD made Top 5 debuts in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland while also scoring Stone Sour’s highest-ever chart debuts in Australia (#2) and the U.K. (#5). HYDROGRAD is available now at all DSPs and www.stonesour.com.
Stone Sour is currently celebrating HYDROGRAD with an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn. Presented by Live Nation, “The Serenity of Summer Tour” kicked off this weekend and travels through early August. This fall Stone Sour will head overseas for the first international leg of “The Hydrograd World Tour,” kicking off November 10th in Moscow and followed by dates across continental Europe and the U.K.
Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has also announced a series of signings and talks in support of his new book America 51, available now for pre-order via De Capo Press in advance of its August 8th publication date. The New York Times-bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and You’re Making Me Hate You, Taylor will visit Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on August 8th, followed August 9thby an evening book signing at New York City’s Barnes & Noble in Union Square and intimate acoustic performance at nearby Irving Plaza. August 10th will see Taylor head to Long Island’s Book Revue for an evening signing and discussion about America 51. For more information on America 51 and additional Corey Taylor appearances, please visit www.thecoreytaylor.com.
HYDROGRAD includes the #1 smash, “Song #3,” now in its 5th consecutive week atop the Active Rock airplay chart – Stone Sour’s fourth #1 and eighth Top 5 single at the format. “Song #3” – which has also earned over TK million Spotify streams, including placement on the popular “Rock This” and “Rock Hard” playlists – is joined by an electrifying companion video. Directed by Ryan Valdez, the clip has fast drawn over 3 million individual views at Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel.
Furthermore, Stone Sour has also shared a new acoustic performance video of “Song #3,” streaming now at their official YouTube channel as well as via Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist. The “Song #3” acoustic performance video follows the recently released 360° performance video for “Somebody Stole My Eyes,” filmed at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.
Recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA with producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther), HYDROGRAD further features such volatile tracks as “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” “Mercy,” and “Fabuless.” The latter track’s official companion video — directed by Paul Brown –has received over 5 million views via Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel. In addition, “Mercy” is accompanied by a live video performed and recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.
Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. The self-titled release earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”
COME WHAT(EVER) MAY followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its own way to RIAA gold certification. COME WHAT(EVER) MAY unleashed a series of rock radio classics, including “Sillyworld,” “Made of Scars,” the #1 hit, “Through Glass,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” while also reaching #2 on “Alternative Songs” and the top 40 on the overall “Hot 100.” The song’s companion video was also a favorite, now with over 49 million individual views at YouTube alone.
Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1 and HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2, both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 just six months apart from one another – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES drew widespread critical applause with ArtistDirect hailing “PART 1” as “a milestone for Stone Sour and for modern rock music. It’s on par with Alice In Chains’ ‘DIRT,’ Metallica’s MASTER OF PUPPETS, Queens of the Stone Age’s SONGS FOR THE DEAF, Soundgarden’s SUPERUNKNOWN, and any other game-changing albums you can think of.” HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2 earned equally great acclaim, including placement on Revolver’s “Top 20 Albums of 2013” and Loudwire’s “Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013” ranking. The Guardian, in its four-out-of-five starred rave, praised Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor’s “remarkable transformation into heavy music’s premier polymath and renaissance man” while further hailing the album’s “towering melodies and moments of radio-friendly majesty, the band’s trademark straddling of the divide between metal and commercial rock sounding increasingly adroit.”
2015 saw the arrival of STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK, an unprecedented EP in which Stone Sour take on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer. The EP is highlighted by a stunning rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” featuring distinctive guest vocals from Lzzy Hale of Atlantic recording group Halestorm. STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international fan following through countless headline tours, multi-artist caravans, and performances at such famed festivals as Rock In Rio and the UK’s Download Festival.
Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).
(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)
ON TOUR 2017/2018
July 19th-August 2nd — The Serenity of Summer Tour w/KORN
* Festival Appearance
+ w/ Steel Panther, Cherry Bombs
++ w/ Steel Panther, Man With A Mission, Cherry Bombs
^ w/Man With A Mission, Cherry Bombs
~ w/ Beartooth, Cherry Bombs
~~ w/ Cherry Bombs
19 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
20 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
22 Bangor, ME Rise Above Fest *
23 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
25 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
1 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
2 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
5 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
7 Jackson, MI Jackson County Fairgrounds *
23 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena
25 Melbourne, AU Festival Hall
26 Sydney, AU Hordern Pavilion
29 Brisbane, AU Eatons Hill Hotel
30 Brisbane, AU Eatons Hill Hotel
4 Koto-Ku, JP Zepp DiverCity
5 Koto-Ku, JP Zepp DiverCity
7 Nagoya, JP Zepp Nagoya
8 Osaka, JP Zepp Osaka Bayside
23 Greenwood Village, CO High Elevation Rock Festival *
24 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium +
26 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre +
27 St. Paul, MN Myth+
28 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Auditorium +
30 Janesville, WI JJO Sonic Boom *
1 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life *
3 Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem Event Center +
4 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre +
7 Sioux Falls, SD The District ^
8 Wichita, KS The Cotillion ^
10 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center ++
11 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater ++
13 San Antonio, TX Vibes Event Center +
14 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion +
15 Houston, TX Houston Open Air *
18 Anaheim, CA House of Blues ~~
19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues ~
21 Sacramento, CA Monster Energy Aftershock *
10 Moscow, RU Stadium
12 Minsk, BY Falcon Club
15 Copenhagen, DK The Gray Hall
16 Stockholm, SW Annexet
17 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene
19 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
20 Berlin, DE Columbiahalle
22 Brussels, BE AB
23 Eindhoven, NL Klokgebouw
24 Paris, FR Bataclan
26 Luxembourg, LU Luxepo
27 Hamburg, DE Sporthalle
29 Birmingham, UK Barclaycard Arena
30 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena
1 Brighton, UK Centre
4 London, UK O2 Brixton Academy
5 Cardiff, UK Cardiff International Arena
6 London, UK O2 Brixton Academy
8 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
10 Cologne, DE Palladium
11 Munich, DE Zenith
12 Vienna, AT Gasometer
14 Zurich, CH Samsung Hall
15 Milan, IT Alcatraz
21-25 Port Canaveral, FL ShipRocked *