The frontman and co-founder of both Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor, was the latest interview guest of Full Metal Jackie’s latest episode and talked about the current status of his CMFT tour as well as his concerns about making a tour in coronavirus measures.
You may already remember, Slipknot frontman released his first-ever solo album ‘CMFT‘ at the end of 2020 via Roadrunner Records and it features thirteen solo tracks including a featuring song with Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie. While the album got mixed reviews, it managed to peak number two spot on US Billboard 200 Rock List.
Due to coronavirus measures, most of the bands had to postpone or cancel their upcoming shows. Earlier this year, Corey announced that he decided to make the CMFT Tour while having all security measures necessary. In his latest interview with Full Metal Jackie, Corey was asked whether he had any concerns about making the tour. According to Slipknot frontman, the hardest part was maintaining the safety guidelines for different states.
Here is what he said:
“Our biggest concern out here has been just maintaining the safety guidelines. Honestly, [our crew is] now [following] the CDC [guidelines]. Every state has different guidelines. Every state has different levels of being open. Some of them have no mask mandates and some of them have extreme mask mandates.
The real challenge has been to maintain that level of safety for everyone at these shows, which is why we go off of the federal guidelines and not the state to state.
Problems come when you start breaking up all the holes and all the regulations and having different stuff in different cities. People don’t understand — if you have a unilateral set of regulations that is right in place to make sure that everyone is not only safe but also having an amazing time, then you can really get back to living.
The response has been amazing and the fans are so excited for us to be there. People just feel even with the restrictions in place, we’re starting to get back to normal and that’s the whole point of this.”
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