New York, NY (December 5, 2012) - With the two bands currently selling out multiple shows together across Europe, Grammy-nominated rock bands Stone Sour and Papa Roach will head out on a U.S. co-headline tour in January 2013. Stone Sour, currently in the midst of a tour across five continents, will close out every show.
Stone Sour has the #1 Active Rock track in the country for the second week in a row with "Absolute Zero" which Billboard magazine calls "A ruthless hard rocker, the track pummels the listener in the gut." They released House of Gold & Bones Part 1, the first installment of their two album series, House of Gold & Bones, on Roadrunner Records, October 22, 2012; it debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. House of Gold & Bones Part 2 will be released spring 2013. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) at the helm, the album has met with early rave reviews worldwide: "...by far the most accomplished album of Stone Sour's career. Depth, emotion and spirit seem to infuse everything. 2013 has 'Stone Sour' written all over it." - 4Ks - KERRANG! (UK)
The gold-selling Iowa hard rock outfit has sold over four million albums worldwide over the course of three full-length releases. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort Come What(ever) May both were certified Gold, while 2010's Audio Secrecy debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their arsenal includes "Absolute Zero", as well as previous number one singles "Through Glass," "Say You'll Haunt Me" and "Bother".
Papa Roach's current single, "Where Did the Angels Go" is the #1 most added Active Rock track for 2 weeks in a row, following the 11 top 10 hits in their career. The band's most recent album, The Connection (Eleven Seven Music, October 2012), which Revolver proclaims "Is a fist-pumping return to form," and adds the tracks are "grittier and crunchier, akin to those on their breakout albums," debuted top 20 on the Billboard Top 200. The album's lead single "Still Swingin" peaked at #3 on the Active rock chart the current single, "Angels" is the #1 most added single at Active rock for the second week in a row. "Still Swingin'" was also chosen as #6 on Kerrang's 250 Greatest Rock Songs of 2012. Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach have become the common denominator for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years and have critics worldwide hailing them as "the best live band." In August '10, Papa Roach released Time For Annihilation.On the Record and On the Road (Eleven Seven Music), which debuted as the #1 Independent Rock, #23 Top 200, #4 Hard Rock and #5 Alternative Album on Billboard's charts. The album's singles "Kick in the Teeth" and "Burn" both remained in the Top 5 at the active rock radio format for over 8 weeks straight, joining eight additional Top 10 hits throughout the band's career with songs such as "Last Resort" and "Scars." With more than 10 years of success including highlights such as 10 million in album sales worldwide, two Grammy nominations, an MTV VMA nomination, 11 Top 10 rock hits, seven Top 10 alternative hits, the Most Played Alternative Song of the Decade (BDS), over 260 million online plays, 6.3 million combined fans, a hosting gig on MTV's Scarred and countless sold out shows.
Stone Sour singer, songwriter and lyricist Corey Taylor, himself a bestselling author courtesy of last year's Seven Deadly Sins, wrote the lyrics for the 23 tracks that make up House of Gold & Bones which follows the compelling story of a character created by Taylor. Music is just one of the mediums used to tell the story; Corey Taylor recently revealed details of the new project with Dark Horse Comics, House of Gold & Bones which follows, and expands on, the story contained within the albums. With stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Spider-Man), this limited four-issue series marks Corey Taylor's debut in the comics genre.
Stone Sour / Papa Roach Tour Dates (More Dates Will Be Added):
1/20/13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
1/22/13 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
1/23/13 New York, NY Terminal 5
1/25/13 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
1/27/13 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1/29/13 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
2/1/13 Amarillo, TX Aztec Music Hall
2/2/13 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
2/4/13 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
2/5/13 College Station, TX Hurricane Harry's
2/7/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
2/8/13 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
2/9/13 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
2/12/13 Tempe, AZ Marquee theatre
2/13/13 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
2/15/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
2/16/13 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
2/17/13 Denver, CO Fillmore
Additional Stone Sour Tour Dates:
1/30/13 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater