See the brilliant gallery of images also featuring Wargasm from the first week of the extensive North American tour.
It is incredible to see someone thrive in the role they were likely born to have. Such is the case every time Corey Taylor sets onstage. Few people have the kind of charisma and comfort with stepping into the spotlight and yet this is where Taylor excels – as a performer, songwriter, storyteller and master of ceremonies.
Kicking off the first week of his extensive CMF2 tour, Taylor pulled up the brakes for a set in Kansas City, MO – playing host for a packed house at the Uptown Theatre along with UK disruptors, Wargasm. Showcasing selections from his pending solo full length, CMF2, Taylor delivered memorable renditions of new favorites like “Post Traumatic Blues”, “Beyond” and his latest scorcher, “Talk Sick”.
Intuitively feeling the fans, Taylor made sure to include the hits, roping in both Slipknot and Stone Sour essentials into his stagetime. Mandatory tracks like “Before I Forget” and “Duality” were paired with staples like “Through Glass”, “Absolute Zero”, and a stirring rendition of “Bother” that underscored the depth of Taylor’s live command.
Closing out with a timeless cover of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” to further flex his pedigree, Taylor left no doubt that he remains one of the best to ever do it.
Photographer Ras_Visual was on-hand to capture the spectacle first hand. See the comprehensive gallery of images featuring Corey Taylor and Wargasm below.
A full list of remaining tour dates can be found below.
Tickets can be purchased – HERE
CMF2 lands September 15th via Taylor’s own label, Decibel Cooper.
Pre-order the album – HERE
Corey Taylor CMF2 U.S. Tour Dates
w/ support from Wargasm, Oxymorrons & Luna Aura on select dates
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