A successful American singer-songwriter, author and actor, Corey Taylor is responsible for forming one of the most popular heavy metal bands, Stone Sour. He is also the frontman of the Grammy winning group, slipknot with whom Taylor has recorded three consecutive platinum selling studio records, ‘Iowa,’ ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’ and ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Stone Sour’s journey commenced in early 2000s and today, the band has racked up millions of album sales around the globe and has won three Loudwire Music Awards. They have also put out a string of hit singles including, Do Me a Favor, Made of Scars and Digital (Did You Tell) and were seen performing at some of the most famous festivals like, Download, Soundwave and Uproar.
Stone Sour has now planned a very special tour just for you with none other than Halestorm. These two heavy metal groups surely know how to put up a great show and will soon be making some noise in multiple cities across North America. So, get your Stone Sour tickets and watch them as they take you on a rocking journey of a lifetime.
Becoming the Talk of the Town
In 1992, Corey Taylor founded Stone Sour with his friend Joel Ekman. The duo later hired Shawn Economaki as the bass player and soon recorded a couple of demo tapes in 1993 and 1994 before the band completed its lineup by recruiting Jim Root In 1995. The quartet then worked on its third demo tape and at the same time built a following in their native Des Moines by playing gigs at different clubs.
In 1997, the group decided to go on a hiatus and after a gap of five years, they resumed with the release of their first self-titled studio effort. It climbed the forty sixth spot on the Billboard 200 and instantly got the world talking about them. The record also impressed many publications including, AllMusic which gave it four stars out of five and achieved gold status in the United States.
In addition, ‘Stone Sour’ yielded three singles, Bother, Get Inside and Inhale out of which the latter two earned them a Grammy Award nomination each under the category of, ‘Best Metal Performance.’ Whereas the former track climbed the fourth spot on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks and sold over five hundred thousand copies in the U.S. The track also appeared in the two-time Academy Award nominated Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Spider-Man.’
Achieving International Stardom
Stone Sour then went on hiatus again following the release of their debut record as Corey Taylor returned to Slipknot to work on their third studio LP. However, he soon joined the band and began to write new material for Stone Sour’s sophomore studio effort and on August 1, 2006, ‘Come What(ever) May’ hit the markets. It marked the group’s first album to go platinum in the United States and peaked at the fourth spot in the country. It also enjoyed commercial success in European countries including, the United Kingdom where it was certified gold.
‘Come What(ever) May’ was supported by five singles, 30/30-150, Sillyworld, Made of Scars, Zzyzx Rd and Through Glass. The former got them a Grammy nomination for the third time while the latter turned out to be their first song to top the Mainstream Rock Tracks and sold more than a million copies in the U.S. The album also got the critics raving and publications like, AllMusic and Blender published positive reviews about it.
Four years later, Stone Sour churned out its third studio LP, ‘Audio Secrecy.’ It was produced by Nick Raskulinecz and became a Top 10 hit in the United States, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom. The album received 9/10 rating from Rock Sound and offered five singles out of which Hesitate was praised by Rock Sound in words,
“A truly heartfelt lamentation via tender lyrics that display Taylor's more fragile side yet, although it's one of the album's most touching tracks, it's also one of the biggest sounding, recalling the power ballads of the late 80s.”
House of Gold & Bones Part 1 & 2
On March 27, 2012, Stone Sour released their heaviest song of that time titled, The Pessimist which featured in the film, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon.’ The band then revealed that they will drop their next studio project, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1’ later in the year and on October 30th, it finally arrived in the stores. The album became a hit among the fans and received 8/10 rating from Metal Hammer and Rock Sound each. Plus, it spawned two singles including, Tired which landed at the first spot on the Mainstream Rock chart.
After a year, the band dropped the second part of ‘House of Gold & Bones’ which also turned out to be a massive critical success. Issued by Roadrunner Records, it was called as, ‘the best music of the band’s career to date’ by Artistdirect and reached the top spot in Canada, Hungary and Japan.
Stone Sour Tour Tickets
In 2017, Stone Sour spawned their sixth studio record, ‘Hydrograd’ which won them a Loudwire Music Award for, ‘Hard Rock Album of the Year.’ This album became hard rock gem and received 73/100 rating from Metacritic. It reached the eighth and seventh spot on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums chart respectively and was composed of fifteen songs. Out of those tracks four were released as singles including, Song #3 which debuted atop the Mainstream Rock Songs chart and remained at the first spot for five consecutive weeks.
Stone Sour has now revealed to hit the road with Halestorm soon. Both bands are scheduled to embark on the tour in January of 2018 and will be performing their first show at the Abbotsford Center. They will go on to make their way in cities like, Calgary, Winnipeg, Rochester, Grand Rapids and Milwaukee. The group plans to end their tour on February 18, 2018, by rocking the stage at the Egyptian Ballroom in Indianapolis. The Stone Sour tour tickets are currently being sold so, grab yours now if you too want to see this band live in action.