Photo by Mike Murga

This summer should bring a whole list of massive touring packages to North America, and despite just heading into the second month of 2017 we already can look forward to Korn and Stone Sour hitting the road together in late June. The two bands have just announced seven dates of their forthcoming co-headlining tour, with most of the already confirmed dates landing in the Northeastern U.S. and one stop in Canada.

Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor made an appearance on Korn’s new record out last October, ‘The Serenity of Suffering,’ on the song “A Different World.” Korn’s Jonathan Davis (pictured above) recently gave some insight behind the collaboration, saying: “We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I’m like, ‘You know, that’s the one, that’s the guy,” he explained.

“And I texted him, I’m like, ‘Do you want to be on a new Korn track?’ He’s all, ‘Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?’ So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I’m like, ‘Do what you do, man.’ And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it’s just full-on at the end, so the song came out great.”

Taylor, who’s currently working with Stone Sour on their new album ‘Hydrograd’ that’s due for release this summer, echoed the Korn frontman’s statements. “I was on the plane the next day,” he told The Pulse of Radio. “I flew in, and I hadn’t even heard the music. I was, like, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Cause as a fan and as a friend, it was just something that we had been talking about for years. And all the stars aligned and I got to do this track. And it is heavy, dude. It is so righteous. People are gonna lose their minds.”

On Stone Sour’s upcoming record, Taylor had this to say: “All the promise that we showed on the ‘House Of Gold And Bones’ albums, we are really trying to kind of push even further with this, and it’s exciting, man. Style-wise, it’ll feel like it’s kind of all over the map, but it’ll be very, very unifying when everybody hears it. I’m really excited.”

Korn and Stone Sour 2017 Tour Dates:

Jun. 22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 20 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul. 25 – Toronto, ONT, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
Jul. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
Jul. 27 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Pavilion
Jul. 30 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Theatre


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