Corey Taylor Outlined More Details About CMF2, Announced a U.S. Tour, and Dropped the Album’s First Single “Beyond”


It’s been a minute since we heard anything even remotely close to what Corey Taylor’s thought about anything, but with today’s announcement that the new album will be released on September 15, along with a new tour, and the release of the album’s first single, you better brace yourself for more hot takes.

Earlier today, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman had the music video for the album’s single “Beyond” premiered over at Rolling Stone. The song, which he described as originally an “aggressive love song” that turned into more of a “come together” track, can be heard below.

“It’s not exactly a calling card, more like throwing the bat signal up and being ‘alright, let’s turn everything on its head.’ It’s almost a dual threat, because now I look at it from two standpoints.”

To that end, Taylor told Rolling Stone that the album, his first with BMG, was a direct follow up to his 2020 solo debut CMFT in more ways than just it being the second one. In his mind, the new album is more of a continuation of the concepts he put forward in that first record.

“My first solo album was kind of where I was coming from. This album is more where we’re going.”

On this record, Taylor not only sings, but plays lead and rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin. Jay Ruston, who produced Stone Sour’s Hydrograd, as well as Taylor’s first solo album, helmed the production of CMF2. For a full track list, be sure to scroll past the video.

Taylor opted to also announce a U.S. tour that will run from late August until early October. Supporting his effort will be Wargasm, Oxymorrons, and Luna Aura. Tickets will be available to the masses this Friday, with pre-sales already starting today. We’ll also have the full list of dates below.

Corey Taylor, CMF2:

  1. The Box
  2. Post Traumatic Blues
  3. Talk Sick
  4. Breath Of Fresh Smoke
  5. Beyond
  6. We Are The Rest
  7. Midnight
  8. Starmate
  9. Sorry Me
  10. Punchline
  11. Someday I’ll Change Your Mind
  12. All I Want Is Hate
  13. Dead Flies

Corey Taylor “CMF2” U.S. tour dates
w/ WARGASM, OXYMORRONS and LUNA AURA on select dates:

Aug. 25 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
Aug. 27 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *
Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *
Aug. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom *
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
Sep. 2 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory *
Sep. 3 – Pryor, OK – Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma) ***
Sep. 5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *
Sep. 7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
Sep. 9 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center *
Sep. 10 – Alton, VA – Virginia International Raceway (Blue Ridge Rock Festival) ***
Sep. 12 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater *
Sep. 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
Sep. 15 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale **
Sep. 16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount **
Sep. 18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **
Sep. 19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues **
Sep. 21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall **
Sep. 22 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) ***
Sep. 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues **
Sep. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues **
Sep. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel **
Sep. 28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre **
Sep. 29 – Henderson, NV – The Dollar Loan Center ***
Oct. 1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues **
Oct. 3 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium **
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern **
Oct. 7 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) ***

*** Festival / Radio show

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