HYDROGRAD, the new album from the breakthrough rock act Stone Sour, rocketed onto the charts this week, 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.
Frontman Corey Taylor commented on the arrival of HYDROGRAD stating, “We’re blown away by the reception of the album, especially balancing albums sold with our surge in streams. We poured our hearts into this – the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. The response tells us two things: people love the songs, and rock is far from dead. Our thanks to all the fans and keep spreading the word! We’ll see you all soon!”
Also this week, HYDROGRAD’s lead single “Song #3” spends a fourth straight week 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 3 Million views on the band’s official YouTube channel while garnering 4.7 Million streams on Spotify, including placement on Rock This and Rock Hard playlists.
Stone Sour has also shared a new performance video for an acoustic version of their chart topping single, “Song #3,” which is streaming now on Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist as well as on the band’s official YouTube channel. The new performance video follow’s Stone Sour’s recently released 360° performance video for “Somebody Stole My Eyes,” which was filmed at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.
Stone Sour are currently on an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn deemed, “The Serenity of Summer Tour,” which is set to continue through early August (see tour itinerary attached). Presented by Live Nation, support throughout the eclectic tour comes from Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Islander and Ded. Furthermore, Stone Sour has several festival appearances slated for this summer including Rock Fest (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), Chicago Open Air (7/16) and more. This fall Stone Sour will head overseas for 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 UK (with support from The Pretty Reckless). The band will then return to the states this October for a set of festival performances including Houston Open Air (10/15), and Monster Energy Aftershock (10/21). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.
Alongside a busy touring schedule for the band, frontman Corey Taylor has announced a series of signings and talks in support of his new book America 51, a skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins and You’re Making Me Hate You. Taylor is set to visit Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on August 8th for an evening book signing and the following day, August 9th, Taylor will host an evening book signing at New York City’s Barnes & Noble in Union Square followed by an intimate acoustic performance at Irving Plaza. On August 10th, Taylor will head to Long Island’s Book Revue for an evening time signing and discussion about America 51. America 51 will be available August 8th via De Capo Press and is available now for pre-order. For more information on America 51 and Corey Taylor’s upcoming appearances please visit www.thecoreytaylor.com.
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. HYDROGRAD is available now at all DSPs and www.stonesour.com.
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.
Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international fan following through countless headline tours, multi-artist caravans, and performances at such famed festivals as Rock In Rio and the UK’s Download Festival.
Taipei Person/Allah Tea
Knievel Has Landed
The Witness Trees
Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)
Thank God It’s Over
Somebody Stole My Eyes
When The Fever Broke
Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).
ON TOUR SUMMER 2017
7/19 – 8/2 with Korn
14 Cadott, WI Rock Fest*
15 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA*
16 Bridgeview, IL Chicago Open Air*
19 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
20 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
22 Bangor, ME Rise Above Fest*
23 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
25 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
1 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
2 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
5 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
7 Jackson, MI Jackson County Fairgrounds*
23 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
25 Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
26 Sydney, Australia Hordern Pavilion
29 Brisbane, Australia Eatons Hill Hotel
30 Brisbane, Australia Eatons Hill Hotel
4 Koto-Ku, Japan Zepp DiverCity
5 Koto-Ku, Japan Zepp DiverCity
7 Nagoya, Japan Zepp Nagoya
8 Osaka, Japan Zepp Osaka Bayside
22 Greenwood Village, CO High Elevation Rock Festival*
15 Houston, TX Houston Open Air*
21 Sacramento, CA Monster Energy Aftershock*
10 Moscow, Russia Stadium
12 Minsk, Belarus Falcon Club
15 Copenhagen, Denmark The Gray Hall
16 Stockholm, Sweden Annexet
17 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
19 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
20 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
22 Brussels, Belgium AB
23 Eindhoven, Netherlands Klokgebouw
24 Paris, France Bataclan
26 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxepo
27 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle
29 Birmingham, United Kingdom Barclaycard Arena
30 Leeds, United Kingdom First Direct Arena
1 Brighton, United Kingdom Centre
4 London, United Kingdom O2 Brixton Academy
5 Cardiff, United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena
6 London, United Kingdom O2 Brixton Academy
8 Glasgow, United Kingdom SSE Hydro
10 Cologne, Germany Palladium
11 Munich, Germany Zenith
12 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
14 Zurich, Switzerland Samsung Hall
15 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
21-25 Port Canaveral, FL ShipRocked