U.S. HEADLINE TOUR GETS UNDERWAY SEPTEMBER 24TH IN OMAHA, NE
EPIC LIVE ITINERARY ALSO INCLUDES FESTIVAL APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA AS WELL AS WIDE-RANGING WORLD TOUR
CHART-TOPPING NEW ALBUM HYDROGRAD OUT NOW
Internationally acclaimed rock band Stone Sour has shared the official music video for their single “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I),” featured on their chart-topping new album, HYDROGRAD. The official music video – directed by Ryan Valdez – is streaming now on www.stonesour.com. “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)” follow’s Stone Sour’s #1 Rock Radio single “Song #3” and ships to outlets nationwide today.
Later this month Stone Sour will kick-off an epic U.S. headline tour which begins September 24th at Omaha, NE’s Sokol Auditorium and then travels through mid-October. Support comes from special guests Steel Panther, Man With A Mission, Cherry Bombs and Beartooth on select dates (see attached itinerary). The tour will also include stops at a number of upcoming festivals, including Englewood, CO’s High Elevation Rock Festival (September 23rd), Janesville, WI’s JJO Sonic Boom (September 30th), Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life (October 1st), Sacramento, CA’s 2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival (October 21st), Toluca, MX’s Knotfest Mexico (October 28th), and San Bernardino, CA’s Knotfest (November 5th). Following their U.S Headline run, Stone Sour will embark on an international leg of their ‘Hydrograd World Tour’ which will kick off November 10th with a performance at Moscow, Russia’s Stadium, before hitting continental Europe and the U.K. (with support from The Pretty Reckless). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.
HYDROGRAD, the new album from Stone Sour, rocketed onto the charts this past June, debuting at #1 on three Billboard charts: “Top Current Albums,” “Top Rock Albums,” and “Top Hard Rock Albums.” HYDROGRAD also debuted at #8 on the “Billboard 200,” marking the band’s fifth consecutive Top 10 debut on that chart. Furthermore, HYDROGRAD debuted at #5 in the U.K. (the band’s highest debut ever in that country), #2 in Australia (highest debut ever), and was Top 5 in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.
Furthermore, HYDROGRAD’s lead single “Song #3” spent an amazing 5 straight weeks at #1 at Active Rock Radio, marking the GRAMMY® nominated band’s fourth #1 single and eighth Top 5 single at the format. “Song #3” is joined by a Ryan Valdez directed official video, which has received over 6 Million views on the band’s official YouTube channel while garnering 10 Million streams on Spotify, including placement on Rock This and Rock Hard playlists.
Stone Sour’s new LP, HYDROGRAD, features the tracks “Song #3,” “Fabuless,” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” and “Mercy.” “Fabuless” is joined by an official music video, directed by Paul Brown, which has received over 5 million views on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel, while “Mercy” is accompanied by a live video performed and recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.
Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. The self-titled release earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”
COME WHAT(EVER) MAY followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its own way to RIAA gold certification. COME WHAT(EVER) MAY unleashed a series of rock radio classics, including “Sillyworld,” “Made of Scars,” the #1 hit, “Through Glass,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” while also reaching #2 on “Alternative Songs” and the top 40 on the overall “Hot 100.” The song’s companion video was also a favorite, now with over 49 million individual views at YouTube alone.
Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1 and HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2, both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 just six months apart from one another – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES drew widespread critical applause with ArtistDirect hailing “PART 1” as “a milestone for Stone Sour and for modern rock music. It’s on par with Alice In Chains’ ‘DIRT,’ Metallica’s MASTER OF PUPPETS, Queens of the Stone Age’s SONGS FOR THE DEAF, Soundgarden’s SUPERUNKNOWN, and any other game-changing albums you can think of.” HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2 earned equally great acclaim, including placement on Revolver’s “Top 20 Albums of 2013” and Loudwire’s “Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013” ranking. The Guardian, in its four-out-of-five starred rave, praised Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor’s “remarkable transformation into heavy music’s premier polymath and renaissance man” while further hailing the album’s “towering melodies and moments of radio-friendly majesty, the band’s trademark straddling of the divide between metal and commercial rock sounding increasingly adroit.”
2015 saw the arrival of STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK, an unprecedented EP in which Stone Sour take on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer. The EP is highlighted by a stunning rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” featuring distinctive guest vocals from Lzzy Hale of Atlantic recording group Halestorm, STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).
ON TOUR 2017/2018
* Festival Appearance
+ w/ Steel Panther, Cherry Bombs
++ w/ Steel Panther, Man With A Mission, Cherry Bombs
^ w/Man With A Mission, Cherry Bombs
~ w/ Cherry Bombs, Beartooth
23 Greenwood Village, CO High Elevation Rock Festival *
24 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium +
26 Kansas City, MO The Midland+
27 St. Paul, MN Myth+
28 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Auditorium +
30 Janesville, WI JJO Sonic Boom *
1 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life *
3 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center +
4 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre +
7 Sioux Falls, SD The District ^
8 Wichita, KS The Cotillion ^
10 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center ++
11 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater ++
13 San Antonio, TX Vibes Event Center +
14 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion +
17 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater ~
19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues ~
21 Sacramento, CA Monster Energy Aftershock *
28 Toluca, MX Knotfest Mexico*
5 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest*
10 Moscow, RU Stadium
12 Minsk, BY Falcon Club
15 Copenhagen, DK The Gray Hall
16 Stockholm, SW Annexet
17 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene
19 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
20 Berlin, DE Columbiahalle
22 Brussels, BE AB
23 Eindhoven, NL Klokgebouw
24 Paris, FR Bataclan
26 Luxembourg, LU Luxepo
27 Hamburg, DE Sporthalle
29 Birmingham, UK Barclaycard Arena
30 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena
1 Brighton, UK Centre
4 London, UK O2 Brixton Academy
5 Cardiff, UK Cardiff International Arena
6 London, UK O2 Brixton Academy
8 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
10 Cologne, DE Palladium
11 Munich, DE Zenith
12 Vienna, AT Gasometer
14 Zurich, CH Samsung Hall
15 Milan, IT Alcatraz
21-25 Port Canaveral, FL ShipRocked *