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Corey Taylor Adds Summer Leg to ‘CMFTour’

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman says he hopes the trek will be “a step towards ‘back to normal'”

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Ashley Osborn*

UPDATE (6/22): Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has added an additional run of shows to his CMFTour later this summer. The leg will kick off August 6th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas and wrap August 19th at Sculpture Park in Denver. The Cherry Bombs will provide support throughout the run, while an August 11th show at the Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota will also feature ZZ Top. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting June 23rd at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, while all remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public June 25th at 10 a.m. local time.

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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will embark on what he’s billing as a socially distanced and Covid-safe U.S. solo trek, dubbed CMFTour, this spring. The kickoff will take place in Tempe, Arizona on May 18th and run through late June. Taylor’s set lists for the tour will feature songs from last year’s CMFT solo album and his catalogues with Slipknot and Stone Sour, as well as covers and what he’s teasing as other surprises. The all-female group of aerialists, fire eaters, and dancers known as the Cherry Bombs will open all dates. Tickets will go on sale Friday with presales starting today.

“It’s the full shebang,” Taylor tells Rolling Stone via email. “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.” As far as what he’s expecting from the trek, Taylor says, “A chance to act alive again, and a step towards ‘back to normal.'”

Each show will follow the respective health guidelines of its respective state. Taylor hopes the tour will help lessen some of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the lives of people working at small, independent venues and in road crews.

“We’d been looking for opportunities to play here and there constantly, but it wasn’t until a promoter friend of ours asked us how we would approach a tour with the kinds of safeguards we were interested in that we realized we could put a tour together,” Taylor says. “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. We’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as well before the tour.”

Corey Taylor Tour Dates

May 18 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Backyard
May 20 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Event Center
May 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
May 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Outdoors
May 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
May 29 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 30 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
June 1 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
June 3 – Green Bay, WI @ Epic Event Center
June 5 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
June 7 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
June 11 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
June 12 – East Moline, IL @ Rust Belt
June 15 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Event Center
June 17 – Des Moines, IA @ Horizon Event Center
June 18 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom
June 19 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
July 16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest (without Cherry Bombs)
August 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
August 7 – Sandy, UT @ Rio Tinto Plaza
August 8 – Grand Junction, CO @ Two Rivers Convention Center
August 11 – Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground (with ZZ Top)
August 12 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Company
August 13 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
August 16 – Springfield, MO @ Gilloz Theatre
August 17 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinders KC
August 19 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park

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