STONE SOUR’S “SONG #3” CLAIMS #1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO
MARKING THE BAND’S FOURTH #1 AT THE FORMAT

PRE-ORDERS FOR HYDROGRAD AVAILABLE AT ALL DSPS AND WWW.STONESOUR.COM

NEW SONG “MERCY” LIVE FROM SPHERE STUDIOS OUT NOW

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ALONGSIDE KORN UNDERWAY

HYDROGRAD ARRIVES EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH

WATCH STONE SOUR PERFORM NEW SONG “MERCY” LIVE FROM SPHERE STUDIOS

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Breakthrough rock act Stone Sour has claimed the #1 spot at Active Rock Radio with their new single “Song #3.” The track, which is joined by a Ryan Valdez directed official video, has received over 2 Million views on the band’s official YouTube channel while garnering over 3 Million streams on Spotify. “Song #3” is the GRAMMY® nominated band’s fourth #1 single and eighth Top 5 single at the format.
Last week Stone Sour shared a fourth new track off their highly anticipated LP, HYDROGRAD, as theyunveiled a live video for “Mercy,” which they performed and recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA.  The performance of “Mercy” is streaming now on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel.
Stone Sour’s eagerly awaited new LP, HYDROGRAD, features the tracks “Song #3,” “Fabuless,” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” which are available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Fabuless” is joined by an official music video, directed by Paul Brown, which has amassed over 4.5 million views on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel.

HYDROGRAD is available for pre-order at all DSPs and via www.stonesour.com, with all pre-orders accompanied by instant grat downloads of “Fabuless,” “Song #3” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea” (see tracklisting / album art attached). Exclusive pre-order merch bundles are also available at www.stonesour.com.

Stone Sour recently embarked on an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn deemed, “The Serenity of Summer Tour,” which is set to continue through early August (see tour itinerary attached). Presented by Live Nation, support throughout the eclectic tour comes from Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Islander and Ded.  Furthermore, Stone Sour has several festival appearances slated for this summer including Rock Fest (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), Chicago Open Air (7/16) and more. This fall Stone Sour will head overseas for an international leg of their ‘Hydrograd World Tour’ which will kick off November 10th with a performance at Moscow, Russia’s Stadium.  The band will then return to the states this October for a set of festival performances including Houston Open Air (10/15), and Monster Energy Aftershock (10/21). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.

Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. The self-titled release earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”

COME WHAT(EVER) MAY followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its own way to RIAA gold certification. COME WHAT(EVER) MAY unleashed a series of rock radio classics, including “Sillyworld,” “Made of Scars,” the #1 hit, “Through Glass,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” while also reaching #2 on “Alternative Songs” and the top 40 on the overall “Hot 100.” The song’s companion video was also a favorite, now with over 49 million individual views at YouTube alone.

Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1 and HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2, both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 just six months apart from one another – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.

HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES drew widespread critical applause with ArtistDirect hailing “PART 1” as “a milestone for Stone Sour and for modern rock music. It's on par with Alice In Chains’ ‘DIRT,’ Metallica’s MASTER OF PUPPETS, Queens of the Stone Age’s SONGS FOR THE DEAF, Soundgarden’sSUPERUNKNOWN, and any other game-changing albums you can think of.” HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2 earned equally great acclaim, including placement on Revolver’s “Top 20 Albums of 2013” andLoudwire’s “Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013” ranking. The Guardian, in its four-out-of-five starred rave, praised Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor’s “remarkable transformation into heavy music's premier polymath and renaissance man” while further hailing the album’s “towering melodies and moments of radio-friendly majesty, the band's trademark straddling of the divide between metal and commercial rock sounding increasingly adroit.”

2015 saw the arrival of STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK, an unprecedented EP in which Stone Sour take on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer. The EP is highlighted by a stunning rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” featuring distinctive guest vocals from Lzzy Hale of Atlantic recording group Halestorm,STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international fan following through countless headline tours, multi-artist caravans, and performances at such famed festivals as Rock In Rio and the UK’s Download Festival.

Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).


STONE SOUR
ON TOUR SUMMER 2017
6/16 – 8/2 with Korn
*Festival Date

JUNE
20       Chula Vista, CA                                      Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
21       Inglewood, CA                                       The Forum
22       Mountain View, CA                             Shoreline Amphitheatre
24       Auburn, WA                                           White River Amphitheatre                          
25       Nampa, ID                                               Ford Idaho Center
26       Pocatello, ID                                           Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre
30       Mesa, AZ                                                 Mesa Amphitheatre

JULY
1         Las Vegas, NV                                        T Mobile Arena
14      Cadott, WI                                                Rock Fest*
15      Oshkosh, WI                                            Rock USA*
16      Bridgeview, IL                                         Chicago Open Air*
19       Syracuse, NY                                          Lakeview Amphitheater
20       Mansfield, MA                                      Xfinity Center
22       Bangor, ME                                             Rise Above Fest*             
23       Hartford, CT                                            XFINITY Theatre
25       Toronto, ON                                           Budweiser Stage
26       Camden, NJ                                            BB&T Pavilion
27       Holmdel, NJ                                            PNC Bank Arts Center
29       Noblesville, IN                                       Klipsch Music Center
30       Clarkston, MI                                         DTE Energy Music Theatre

AUGUST
1         Cincinnati, OH                                        Riverbend Music Center
2         Cleveland, OH                                        Blossom Music Center
7         Jackson, MI                                             Jackson County Fairgrounds*
23      Auckland, New Zealand                      Spark Arena 
25      Melbourne, Australia                          Festival Hall
26      Sydney, Australia                                  Hordern Pavilion
30      Brisbane Australia                 Eatons Hill Hotel

SEPTEMBER
4              Koto-Ku, Japan                                 Zepp DiverCity
5              Koto-Ku, Japan                                 Zepp DiverCity
7              Nagoya, Japan                                   Zepp Nagoya
8              Osaka, Japan                                      Zepp Osaka Bayside
22           Greenwood Village, CO                 High Elevation Rock Festival*

OCTOBER
15           Houston, TX                                       Houston Open Air*
21           Sacramento, CA                                Monster Energy Aftershock*

NOVEMBER
10           Moscow, Russia                                                Stadium
15           Copenhagen, Denmark                 The Gray Hall
16           Stockholm, Sweden                        Annexet
17           Oslo, Norway                                     Sentrum Scene
19           Frankfurt, Germany                        Jahrhunderthalle
20           Berlin, Germany                               Columbiahalle
22           Brussels, Belgium                             AB
23           Eindhoven, Netherlands               Klokgebouw
24           Paris, France                                      Bataclan
26           Luxembourg, Luxembourg          Luxepo
27           Hamburg, Germany                        Sporthalle
29           Birmingham, United Kingdom    Barclaycard Arena
30           Leeds, United Kingdom                 First Direct Arena

DECEMBER
1              Brighton, United Kingdom           Centre
4              London, United Kingdom             O2 Brixton Academy
5              Cardiff, United Kingdom               Cardiff International Arena
8              Glasgow, United Kingdom           SSE Hydro
10           Cologne, Germany                          Palladium
11           Munich, Germany                           Zenith
12           Vienna, Austria                                 Gasometer
14           Zurich, Switzerland                          Samsung Hall
15           Milan, Italy                                          Alcatraz                               

JANUARY
21-25     Port Canaveral, FL                            ShipRocked*
Reviewed by Jarod Smith on June 19, 2017 Rating: 5