- By Ramon Gonzales

The heavy music champion is currently on his North American tour showcasing selections from his sophomore solo record.

The heavy music champion is currently on his North American tour showcasing selections from his sophomore solo record.

The highly-anticipated arrival of the sophomore solo record from Corey Taylor in CMF2 has culminated with the release of a brand new, brazen music video for the anthemic, “We Are the Rest”.

Sourcing director Dale ‘Rage’ Resteghini to capture the high-octane energy of the track, the visual positions Taylor and his band in California’s Mojave desert, taking over a tagged up, concrete wasteland/skatepark. Surrounded by a crew of passionate supporters, the single rallies an infectious chant that compels fans to sing in unison, “No way to beat me/ No way to win!”

The unveiling completes an album rollout that saw a powerful succession of potent singles including “Beyond”, “Post-Traumatic Blues” and last month’s boldly confrontational, “Talk Sick”.

In the weeks since the arrival of the inital single, “Beyond” continues to land effectively with Taylor’s most supportive base, positioned firmly in the Top 15 at Rock Radio. The entry also landed the cover and coveted #1 on Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist. 

The eagerly-awaited follow-up to the widely-acclaimed debut in CMFT, boasts added significance of the for Taylor, with the release marking the inaugural release via his own imprint, Decibel Cooper.

Teaming with producer Jay Ruston who previously worked with Taylor on both Stone Sour’s Hydrograd as well as the CMFT debut, the second installment of the series finds Taylor leveling up his artistry both as a frontman and a seasoned songwriter. Singing, playing both lead and rhythm guitar, as well as piano and mandolin, CMF2 offers testament to the full range of Taylor’s ever-evolving performative prowess.

Coinciding with the arrival of CMF2, Taylor is currently on an extensive North American headlining tour, which kicked off last month. The run features supporting sets from Wargasm, Oxymorrons and Luna Aura on select dates and will feature several festival appearances including Louder Than Life and a finale at Aftershock in Sacramento this October.

Closing out the year, Taylor will then make his live return to Europe and the UK to showcase live selections from CMF2. This November, Taylor will headline a succession of live dates touching down in the UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands in a hotly-anticipated tour run.

A full list of live dates can be found below.

Tickets can be purchased – HERE

CMF2 lands September 15th via Taylor’s own label, Decibel Cooper.

Get the album – HERE

Corey Taylor CMF2 U.S. Tour Dates

w/ support from Wargasm, Oxymorrons & Luna Aura on select dates

8/25 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium * 

8/27 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *

8/28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *

8/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom *

8/31 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *

9/2 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory *

9/3 – Pryor, OK – Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma) ***

9/5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *

9/7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *

9/9 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center *

9/10 – Alton, VA – Virginia International Raceway (Blue Ridge Rock Festival) ***

9/12 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater *

9/13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *

9/15 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale **

9/16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount **

9/18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **

9/19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues **

9/21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall ** 

9/22 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) ***

9/24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues **

9/25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues **

9/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel **

9/28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre **

9/29 – Henderson, NV – The Dollar Loan Center ***

10/1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues **

10/3 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium **

10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern **

10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) ***

* w/ Wargasm & Oxymorrons

** w/ Wargasm & Luna Aura

*** Festival / Radio show

Corey Taylor CMF2 European Tour Dates

8/11 – UK, Leeds | O2 Academy Leeds 

9/11 – UK, Wolverhampton | Wolves Civic 

11/11 – UK, Manchester | Manchester Academy

12/11 – UK, Glasgow | O2 Academy Glasgow 

14/11 – UK, London | Eventim Apollo 

19/11 – France, Paris | Le Trianon

20/11 – Germany, Cologne | Palladium 

22/11 – Germany, Berlin | Verti Music Hall 

24/11 – The Netherlands, Tilburg | Tilburg 013


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