Corey Taylor of Slipknot Set to Release Acoustic Covers Album

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Taking a break from his verbal feud with pop-punk artist Machine Gun Kelly, Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor has announced that he’s set to release an acoustic covers album at the end of February 2022.

Taylor shared the news on the Sirius XM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, last week and revealed that the first single will be out on February 11. The new acoustic covers album, he added, is ready to go and will drop on February 25.

Taylor is reportedly set to title the record, CMFT B-Sides, which stands for “Corey Mother Fucking Taylor.” The singer previously released a solo LP under that name in October 2020.

Said Taylor on the Sirius XM show: “The first single will actually be February 11th, and people will be able to download that. It’s our cover of ‘On the Dark Side’ by John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, which is one of the best rock tunes ever. It’s one of our favorites to play live… The ‘CMFT’ B-sides will come out February 25th. It’ll be available everywhere. We’re really stoked on that too.”

Taylor also told the Sirius XM show that there will be a few CMFT shows this year. He offered: “We’re doing little stuff here and there… It’s looking like we’re gonna do a handful of shows in the U.K. in October, kind of threaded around the Slipknot schedule. So we’re just gonna do it here and there while we kind of gear up [for the next record].

“Plus we’re constantly writing new stuff. So we’re gonna be in a great position, next year probably, to go in and record CMFT 2 and just be ready to kind of do that. But that’s obviously after Slipknot has kind of done its thing,” he added.

Slipknot, Taylor has said, is soon to release its newest album. The band also recently announced an upcoming tour, which will kick off on March 16 and run through April 17. It will feature acts like In This Moment and Jinjer. The tour’s second leg is slated to run from May 18 through June 18 and will feature Cypress Hill and Ho99o9.

“It feels so good to get back out on the road with our Culture,” said the band’s percussionist and co-founder Shawn Crahan in a statement. “Get ready for a brand new experience. See you soon.”

“Even with everything going on in the world right now, we’re still extremely excited to come back out in the States, with 2 different, exciting packages,” added Taylor. “Whether it’s In This Moment and Jinjer, or Cypress and Ho99o9, we pride ourselves in bringing our fans the epicenter of our music and art. Come celebrate with us, and try to stay as safe as we will be.”

In total, the band will play 38 dates for the tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday (January 21). See HERE for more information.

Check out the full list of dates below. And check out the band’s latest single, “Chapeltown Rag” below.


2022 Knotfest Roadshow – Leg 1:

March 16 – Fargo, N.D., FARGODOME
March 18 – Omaha, Neb., CHI Health Center
March 19 – Wichita, Kan., INTRUST Bank Arena
March 22 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
March 23 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
March 25 – North Little Rock, Ark., Simmons Bank Arena
March 26 – Durant, Okla., Choctaw Grand Theatre
March 29 – Birmingham, Ala., Legacy Arena at the BJCC
March 30 – N. Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Coliseum
April 1 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum Complex
April 2 – Reading, Pa., Santander Arena
April 4 – Cleveland, Ohio, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
April 6 – Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
April 7 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center
April 9 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
April 11 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Life Centre
April 12 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Brandt Centre
April 14 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
April 15 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place
April 17 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

2022 Knotfest Roadshow – Leg 2:

May 18 – University Park, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
May 20 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
May 21 – Providence, R.I., Dunkin’ Donuts Center
May 22 – Manchester, N.H., SNHU Arena
May 24 – Albany, N.Y., MVP Arena
May 26 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
May 28 – Québec, Quebec, Videotron Centre
May 29 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
May 30 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
June 1 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Heritage Bank Center
June 2 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
June 4 – East Troy, Wis., Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 5 – Moline, Ill., TaxSlayer Center
June 7 – Bonner Springs, Kan., Azura Amphitheater
June 9 – Colorado Springs, Colo., The Broadmoor World Arena
June 11 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center
June 13 – Seattle, Wash., Climate Pledge Arena
June 14 – Ridgefield, Wash., RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
June 17 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Garden Arena
June 18 – Chula Vista, Calif., North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Photo by Ashley Osborn.

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