Stone Sour Officially Name Johny Chow As Touring Bassist
Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand let the beans spill in a recent interview about Cavalera Conspiracy and Soulfly bassist Johny Chow helping the band out with their touring bassist vacancy, but now the band has made an official announcement with Rand telling fans the news via a Facebook posting.
In the recent interview, the guitarist said of Chow, “He came in, a super cool guy and did all 24 songs in five days. It was insane! I don’t think people realize how great of a player he is. It was just insane to watch him knock these songs out. With him coming in and doing that, it just added another level of energy to the whole project and he took a lot of the songs to a different level.”
Chow was invited to play with the band after Rachel Bolan's schedule with Skid Row would not allow for him to tour with the group. Bolan handled bass duties on 'House of Gold and Bones, Parts 1 & 2' records after the band dealt with the exit of bassist Shawn Economaki earlier this year.
In making the official announcement, Rand stated:
I am pleased to announce that Johny Chow will be playing bass guitar with Stone Sour on the House of Gold and Bones Parts 1 & 2 tour cycle. Johny is a fantastic player and a long-time friend of the band. We are all excited to have him be part of what will be our most exciting and ambitious album cycle yet.
All the best,
Stone Sour will begin their support of the two releases by touring overseas. Dates start Oct. 27 in Japan and continue through South America and Europe for the remainder of the year. The group will kick off 2013 with shows in Australia as part of the traveling Soundwave Festival.