Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed two solo shows, at First Avenue in Minneapolis on April 21st and at the Capitol Theater in Clearwater, Florida on April 24th. It is not clear whether Taylor will perform with a backing band or acoustically, nor whether he will also be speaking and taking questions as he has done on tours to promote his books in the past.

Taylor said in a recent interview that it would be “super greedy” of him to launch a solo career at the moment, explaining, “I’ve been getting questions about solo stuff forever. But it’s a good problem to have. But, at the same time, I’m in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever?”

  • He added, “I’m very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it’s not gonna be for a few more years.”
  • Taylor has told us in the past that a solo album would show a different side of his personality: [“You don’t always have to be bummed to make music, and that was kind of the point of doing a solo album, was to show both kind of versions of it and say, ‘Look, this is me too.’ I really want to get to the point where I show all sides of that. I mean, if Mick Jagger and Robert Plant can do solo stuff, why can’t I? I think there are a lot of people out there that would appreciate it.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . would appreciate it.)
  • Taylor has said that his solo music would sound like a combination of Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and the Replacements.
  • Taylor published his third book, You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, last July. He is just starting work on his next one, titled America 51.