Corey Taylor Plans Solo Variety-Show Tour

The Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman is taking a unique approach to the solo tour model.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is embarking on a solo tour this fall.After an intimate set of UK gigs that Taylor recently played to launch his bestselling book Seven Deadly Sins (and what a twisted, sinful little book it is), as well as his speaking engagement at Oxford University this summer, Corey found himself more comfortable with solo flight than he anticipated. 

The shows will be of a variety sort, with the eclectic singer/songwriter planning to perform originals and some choice covers acoustically, as well as reading selections from his book and taking 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 love from one of the most gifted voices of the hard rock scene.

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