Corey Taylor to embark on socially-distanced solo tour this spring
Corey Taylor has detailed plans to head out on a solo tour in America this spring, with socially-distanced protocols including “pods” for members of the crowd.
The Slipknot frontman reveals that his team are “hammering the details out” at the moment, with the plan being to hit the road in April and May for tour in which audience members will have their temperatures checked at the door, and they’ll also have to have proof of a negative coronavirus test 48 hours before the gig.
“[It will be a] short tour – probably about three weeks,” Corey tells 98 KUPD (via Blabbermouth). “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.”
He continues of that all-important balance between the return of live music while also keeping attendees safe: “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.”
Watch the full interview below:
Catch Slipknot in Europe this summer:
16 Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
18 Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
21 Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
22 Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
24 Athens Release Festival, Greece
28 Graz Stadthalle, Austria
29 Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
31 Wacken Open Air, Germany
1 Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
7 Port Of Turku, Finland
13 Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
15 Geneva Arena, Switzerland
19 Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France
Posted on March 8th 2021, 11:48a.m.