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Korn, Stone Sour Hitting The Road This Summer

An extensive Korn/Stone Sour summer tour appears to be in the works according to a summer ticket promotion by Live Nation.

The company's just announced Ticket To Rock package -- which bundles together amphitheater lawn tickets for assorted shows at a low price -- lists seven shows the two bands are performing together, the earliest being June 22 in Mountain View, Calif., and running as late as Aug. 1 in Cincinnati, with shows also in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto and Holmdel, N.J.

Neither band has yet confirmed the tour or released an itinerary.

It will mark Stone Sour's return to active duty for the first time since 2015; The group has released a pair of covers EPs, Meanwhile In Burbank... and Straight Outta Burbank..., and will be releasing its sixth studio album, Hydrograd, this year.

Frontman Corey Taylor tells us he's anxious to shed his Slipknot mask and work with his other band:

"I'm going back to (Stone Sour) for awhile, probably do Stone Sour for a couple of years. We've already gotten 18 songs written and demoed that I've been doing on time off here and there, and it's some of the best shit that we've ever done, ever written. I'll probably say that it is the best stuff that we've ever written."


Taylor has also set a July 11 publication date for his fourth book, which will be titled America 51: A Probe Into The Realities that Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World.

Korn, meanwhile, will be continuing to support its 2016 album The Serenity Of Suffering, which features a guest appearance by Taylor.

Korn/Stone Sour – 2017 Tour Dates

06/22 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/20 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07/25 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/26 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
07/27 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Pavilion
07/30 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Theatre


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.