Corey Taylor commences sophomore solo campaign; introduces 'CMF2' with anthemic lead single "Beyond" - Knotfest

Corey Taylor commences sophomore solo campaign; introduces ‘CMF2’ with anthemic lead single “Beyond”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on May 16, 2023

Get the details on the inaugural release on Decibel Cooper and the US headlining tour in support of the album.

Following months of build-up further fueled by regular studio updates and plenty of fan-driven speculation, the second solo album from multi-hyphenate Corey Taylor, CMF2, now has an official arrival date. Due out September 15th, the eagerly-awaited follow up the largely acclaimed debut of 2020’s CMFT, will serve as the inaugural release via Taylor’s own imprint, Decibel Cooper.

Paired with the news of the second full length studio effort, Taylor has delivered an initial preview of the revelry packaged into CMF2, unveiling of the anthemic lead single, “Beyond”. A track that dates back nearly two decades ago, Taylor explains that the single was an idea that long lingered for the right reasons, but was never fully fleshed out… until now.

Taylor further explained how the track has since evolved from its initial iteration, one that better fits the common thematic direction of the record overall.

“I originally wrote it as an aggressive romantic song, but I’m also looking at it now as a kind of ‘come together’ song,” Taylor explains. “Bringing the masses together, and letting them know that I want my music to take them beyond what they may think about me. Maybe they’ve had a misconception about me. It’s not exactly a calling card, more like throwing the bat signal up and being ‘alright, let’s turn everything on its head.’ It’s almost a dual threat, because now I look at it from two standpoints.”

Enlisting director Dale “Rage” Resteghini for the accompanying music video, “Beyond” was premiered via Rolling Stone and features Taylor holding court in a remote location in California’s Mojave desert. Along with the band and fiery rock troupe Cherry Bombs, the visual frames a spectacle that highlights the live energy of a Taylor set, while the frontman is surrounded by different versions of himself throughout the years.

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 performative potential. Singing, playing both lead and rhythm guitar, as well as piano and mandolin, CMF2 is definitive statement of the full range of Taylor’s ever-evolving songwriting prowess.

Summarizing of the album overall, Taylor adds, “My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we’re going.”

CMF2 lands September 15th via Taylor’s own imprint, Decibel Cooper. Pre-order the album – HERE

Along with the announcement of CMF2, Taylor has confirmed a headlining run of U.S. dates that coincide with the release of the album. Recruiting UK sensation Wargasm as well as Oxymorrons and Luna Aura on select dates, the 28-date stretch will include headlining plays in addition to festival appearances at Rocklahoma, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Louder Than Life in Louisville and the fall ball at Aftershock in Sacramento to punctate the tour.

Tickets are set to go on-sale May 19th at 10am local time. However, VIP pre-sale tickets and packages go on-sale starting today, May 16 at 12pm ET using the password, CMF2. A full list of dates and cities can be found below. Tickets and information can be found – 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

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