STONE SOUR has announced new North American tour for early 2018. The new dates include a co-headline tour with HALESTORM and special guests THE DEAD DEADS, set to commence on January 27 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a string of headline shows with support from RED SUN RISING and THE DEAD DEADS, which get underway February 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, November 16 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “ROCKSTAR” to access tickets before the general public.
The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Jan. 27 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Jan. 29 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
Feb. 01 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
Feb. 02 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
Feb. 04 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Center (lower Bowl)
Feb. 05 – Winnipeg, SK – Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb. 07 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
Feb. 08 – Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
Feb. 10 – Ypsilanti, MI – Convocation Center
Feb. 11 – Rochester, NY – Armory
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
Jan. 27 – Feb. 11 with HALESTORM and THE DEAD DEADS
Feb. 16 – Feb. 18 with RED SUN RISING and THE DEAD DEADS
STONE SOUR is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “Hydrograd”, which was released on June 30 via Roadrunner Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER. The band tracked the album live in the studio, cutting a total of eighteen songs from which fifteen made the CD.
STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor told iHeartRadio about “Hydrograd”: “It is kind of a departure, but not really. To me, it’s more of an evolution. It’s taking everything that we’ve done on the last few albums, and really honing it down and turning that diversity into more cohesion and really finding the strength in the song to be able to express ourselves through all of these different genres that we’ve always dipped our toes in, whether it’s hard rock, or heavy, or metal, or just rock and roll, or straight-up punk, or even in one of the cases a bit of California country.”
HALESTORM recently entered the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2018 release. Helming the sessions is Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM‘s third covers EP, “ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP”, which came out in January.
HALESTORM‘s next album is tentatively due in the spring of 2018. It will be the follow-up to 2015’s “Into The Wild Life”, which was criticized by some fans for veering too far into pop music territory.