Corey Taylor: U.S. Slipknot Tour Is in the Works
The sound of "Maggots" rejoicing from coast to coast could be heard across the nation when Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor revealed that the band is working on plotting out a new U.S. tour. The singer divulged the news in a new tweet.
After the 2010 death of founding member and bassist Paul Gray, the future of the band was unknown. Taylor was ‘on the fence’ about returning to the band but reunited for a summer tour run in Europe that the group said was for the fans: “It’s about celebrating the life of our brother Paul, and his legacy.”
There is no mention yet of when Slipknot's U.S. tour will take place, and, as far as a new Slipknot album goes, that’s still up in the air. Taylor seems hesitant to rush into anything and told Artisan News “It's more about trying to figure out what it means to me in this day and age. I know what the original music means to me; it's something that I will always be proud of. I'm trying to figure out what the next steps are. And without Paul, and the way that the turmoil in the band is right now, it's gonna take some time.”
While Taylor continues to ponder the future of Slipknot, he has confirmed that Stone Sour is planning to release a concert DVD and an EP of cover songs before the end of the year. The concert footage was filmed in England when the band played there on their co-headlining tour with Avenged Sevenfold.
Taylor has been one of the hardest working men in rock this year, currently out promoting his new book ‘Seven Deadly Sins – Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good.’ He also recently performed the 'SpongeBob Squarepants' theme song at a charity event in Massachusetts.