Stone Sour Go for the ‘Gold’ at NYC Show With Pop Evil and Stolen Babies
Saturday night. New York City. White suit. Packed club. Sounds like a scene out of ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ right? But this scene didn’t star John Travolta as Tony Manero. Instead, it featured Corey Taylor in the role of Stone Sour frontman and all-around entertainer.
Stone Sour brought their show to New York City’s Irving Plaza on Saturday (Jan. 18), and the band had the sold-out crowd in a frenzy from the first notes of the song ‘The House of Gold & Bones.’ The band delivered a nice mix of old and new, with the audience embracing the newer songs as much as their older hits. Cuts like ‘Tired,’ ‘Do Me a Favor’ and the one-two punch of ‘Gone Sovereign’ and ‘Absolute Zero’ got as big a reaction as radio staples like ‘Bother’ and ‘Through Glass,’ proving that the material off the two ‘House of Gold & Bones’ has made a major connection with the group’s audience.
While it’s common for a band to tell the crowd that a show is one of their best yet, it was obvious that Taylor really meant it when he repeatedly made that declaration throughout the evening. He fed off the crowd’s energy and, along with his bandmates, gave the fans a thrilling performance.
Pop Evil preceded Stone Sour with a brief but powerful set, offering up current hit ‘Deal With the Devil’ alongside past favorites like ‘Boss’s Daughter’ and ‘Hero.’ The highlight of the band’s set came when the legendary DMC of Run-DMC joined frontman Leigh Kakaty and the boys for a rousing rendition of ‘Trenches,’ a song that was recently remixed by the veteran rapper.
Opening the night was the cabaret rock act Stolen Babies, who were warmly received by the audience. The Stone Sour tour featuring Pop Evil and Stolen Babies continues through Feb. 15 in San Antonio, Texas. See the remaining dates here, and check out our pics from the NYC show below.