Corey Taylor is Planning a Socially-Distanced Solo Tour This Spring
Our Lord and Savior Corey Taylor — Slipknot frontman, wife, father, entrepreneur, metal martyr — is here to rescue us from these darkest of times! Taking it upon himself to scoop us out of this deep, dark pandemic, Corey’s got a plan that will not only lift up our collective spirits but put the country back to work, beginning the long, hard return to normalcy we so desperately crave.
The solution? A three week-long, socially-distanced tour in April and May that Taylor says is currently being planned. Corey, who released his first-ever solo album, CMFT, last October, will bring the band from that effort along for the ride.
Speaking to Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, Corey described
“[It will be a] short tour — probably about three weeks. Some of the places we’ll be doing two nights in one city. It’ll be completely social-distanced, which means there’ll be pods with space around it, and the only people allowed in the pod are the people who came with that group. [There will be] temp checks at the door, and you have to have proof of a negative test within 48 hours [of the show], or you won’t be let in at all.
“So, I’m looking at ways to kind of get the cobs going — not only for myself but for people I care about. My crew needs work; my wife [Alicia Taylor, a professional dancer and a member of Cherry Bombs], her dancers, they wanna get back out there. So this is the test to see if we can start to kind of inch back towards reality with these in place — at least until the vaccine has had a chance to kind of do its thing.”
Taylor added that the run would begin in his current hometown of Las Vegas and circle around the Midwest before working its way back, saying “It’ll be April-May. And we’re actually hammering the details out right now.” He then stressed the importance of getting out there now and easing into a return to normal touring life, assuring fans the full monte will come back eventually:
“The only way this happens is if we learn to do it. We have to get on with it.
“President Biden was talking about the fact that it’s a national emergency that there’s been no school — real school — and a real plan in place, because there was really nobody running the boat for God knows how long, and that’s been a national emergency.
“And a lot of people feel like that about what they do for a living. I’m not gonna put what I do as important as education. However, what I do is responsible for a lot of people’s livelihoods. And the faster I can find a way to get us all back doing that in a way that doesn’t endanger people, the better. Instead of just kind of using it as a crutch and waiting for it to go away… Guess what? This may never go away.
“We need to learn to adapt — we need to adapt and move on and find ways to do this. Like I said, once the vaccine’s had a chance to really kind of do its thing, we will really start to have those tentative steps back towards normalcy as best we can.”
“This isn’t forever. I know a lot of doomsayers out there who are, like, ‘Oh, this is it.’ I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ You can’t even keep people from storming into the Super Bowl. You’re telling me that people are gonna stay behind closed doors forever? We can’t, as a species, do that. We cannot do that; we are not built for that.
“And people are going to encourage each other to find ways to get together and have fun. It’s just a matter of time. And the more positive we can be about it, the better it’s gonna be, man. Especially now that we have people who are actually looking around, going, ‘Okay, we’re not ignoring this. We’re not denying this. This isn’t a political thing. This is a safety thing. Let’s just get rid of that.
“And now, this is how we’re gonna reopen things. But we’re gonna get this going.’ And that should be encouraging people.”
We will keep you apprised of if and when Taylor’s tour comes to fruition.