In support of their two-part concept album on Roadrunner Records dubbed House of Gold & Bones 1 & 2, Des Moines, Iowa hard rock giants Stone Sour recently embarked on a winter headline run with support coming from Michigan alt rockers Pop Evil and California-based experimental rock unit Stolen Babies.
The colossal tour landed in New York City on Saturday (1/18) for an intimate showing at Irving Plaza in Union Square. Stolen Babies got things started with their unique form of cabaret-esque rock that paved the way for the well received Pop Evil, who surprised fans by bringing legendary hip-hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels onto the stage for a remix version of their #1 rock single ‘Trenches.’ Irving Plaza then exploded when Stone Sour hit the stage by 10 PM. As the crowd chanted his name, singer Corey Taylor belted out an intense 18-song set that included fan favorite tracks like ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me,’ ‘Through Glass,’ ‘Bother,’ ‘Absolute Zero,’ and ‘Do Me a Favor’ to list a few. The show came to a grand finale with a special cover of Judas Priest‘s ‘Heading Out to the Highway.’
The trek was set to invade the Starland Ballroom in NJ tonight (1/21), but due to a winter storm that hit the East Coast today causing blizzard like conditions, the show was cancelled. The tour runs through February 15 in San Antonio, TX. Check out all remaining tour dates here.
A bunch of pics from the sold out show in NYC can be scrolled through below.
Upcoming shows at Irving Plaza:
02/04/2014 – Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch (sold out)