Heavy metal band Stone Sour has announced it will co-headline a North American tour with Halestorm and special guests The Dead Deads, starting Jan. 27 at Abbotsford Centre.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Stone Sour’s formation. The band’s latest album is Hydrograd, featuring 15 songs that display a range of sounds and styles.
Their five previous albums have sold more than two million copies, and earned Stone Sour nine top 10 Mainstream Rock singles (including Bother and Through Glass, which were certified gold and platinum respectively) and three Grammy nominations.
But this time around, Stone Sour – Corey Taylor, guitarists Josh Rand and Christian Martucci, bassist Johny Chow, and drummer Roy Mayorga – expands into new musical territory with supercharged impact.
Hydrograd delivers the heavy, thunderous, metal-edged stuff usually associated with Stone Sour – songs like Whiplash Pants and Taipei Person/Allah Tea are full of what Taylor calls “combustible moments.”
But other tracks – like Mercy, Song #3, and Thank God It’s Over – are more straight-up rock and roll, still aggressive but built on solid melodies and hooks.
Hydrograd concludes with the sweeping, Pink Floydian ambition of “When the Fever Broke,” based on music written by Rand
Grammy Award-winning band Halestorm recently released their third studio album Into the Wild Life.
Recorded last year in Nashville, the album is highlighted by the single Apocalyptic, which recently rose to the top at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide in an astounding nine weeks.
It’s the first time a female-fronted band has scored No. 1 hits at the format three times as well as the first to have No. 1 songs from two consecutive albums.
Apocalyptic also hit No. 1 at Mainstream Rock radio, marking Halestorm as the fourth-ever female-led act to top the format more than once.
The song’s video has drawn more than two millions views on Halestrom’s YouTube channel.
A new companion video for Amen – the next single from Into the Wild Life – recently debuted.
The Abbotsford concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 and are available starting Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.ca or at the theatre box office.