As they gear up for September 7th release of highly anticipated new album AUDIO SECRECY, 3-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR <http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/StoneSour> have announced plans for a special intimate show/record release party at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on August 30th.

The special performance will be available for the entire world to see via a live stream that can be viewed on stonesour.com and roadrunnerrecords.com beginning at 8:30 pm EST.
Among the songs in that night’s set will be hook-laden lead single “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” (currently No. 6 at Active Rock and No. 17 at Modern Rock radio) and hard-charging new track “Mission Statement.” The band recently offered the latter as a free download and the response was massive, as fans downloaded the song more than 1,000 times an hour during a two-day period.

Stone Sour (lead vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) recorded AUDIO SECRECY at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.

The group will be playing select songs from the album during this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, a 36-date tour that launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI.  Prior to Uproar, Stone Sour will join Guns ‘N Roses, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and many more at the “Rock ‘N Rev Festival” in Sturgis, SD on August 11th, followed by radio shows August 13 in Springfield and August 14 in St. Louis.

AUDIO SECRECY is the follow-up to the gold-certified Come What(ever) May, which was also produced by Raskulinecz and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and spawned three radio hits, including the No. 1 smash hit single, “Through Glass,” “Sillyworld” and “Made of Scars.” Billboard hailed the record as “an intense, taut piece of work,” Alternative Press called the group “masters of ass-kicking,” adding, ”In a better America, Stone Sour would be the face of American rock” and Revolver magazine gave the disc four stars and praised the quintet for “demonstrating a dynamic range equaled by few of their peers.” Stone Sour’s self-titled debut, also certified gold, spawned the band’s first breakthrough hit “Bother,” which was spotlighted on Spider-Man soundtrack.

Stone Sour tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue
Wed 8/11       Sturgis, SD                            Buffalo Chip Campground
Fri 8/13           Springfield, IL                       Prairie Capital Convention Ctr
Sat 8/14         St. Louis, MO                        Verizon Wireless Amp
Tue 8/17        Minneapolis, MN                  Target Center
Wed 8/18       Kansas City, KS                   Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
Fri 8/20           Omaha, NE                           WestFair Amphitheater
Sat 8/21         Chicago, IL                            First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*
Sun 8/22        Buffalo, NY                           Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
Tue 8/24        Columbus, OH                     LC Outdoor Amphitheatre
Wed 8/25       Toronto, ON                          Molson Canadian Amphitheatre*
Fri 8/27           Scranton, PA                        Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
Sat 8/28         Saratoga Springs, NY         Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Sun 8/29        Holmdel, NJ                          PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue 8/31        Washington, DC                  Jiffy Lube Live*
Wed 9/1         Charlotte, NC                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
Fri 9/3             Birmingham, AL                   Verizon Wireless Music Center*
Sat 9/4            Atlanta, GA                            Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
Sun 9/5          Tampa, FL                             Ford Amphitheatre*
Wed 9/8         Tulsa, OK                              BOK Center
Fri 9/10           Dallas, TX                              Superpages.com Center*
Sat 9/11         Corpus Christi, TX               Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sun 9/12        Houston, TX                          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tue 9/14        Denver, CO                           Comfort Dental Amphitheatre*
Wed 9/15       Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 9/17           Irvine, CA                              Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
Sat 9/18         San Diego, CA                     Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*
Sun 9/19        Tempe, AZ                            Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
Tue 9/21        Bakersfield, CA                    Rabobank Arena
Wed 9/22       Sacramento, CA                  Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
Fri 9/24           Spokane, WA                       Greyhound Park
Sat 9/25         Seattle, WA                           White River Amphitheatre*
Sun 9/26        Vancouver, BC                     Pacific Coliseum
Tue 9/28        Edmonton, AB                     Rexall Place
Wed 9/29       Calgary, AB                           Saddledome
Thur 9/30       Saskatoon, SK                     Credit Union Centre
Sat 10/2         Winnipeg, MB                       MTS Centre
Sun 10/3        Fargo, ND                              Fargodome
Mon 10/4       Madison, WI                          Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum

www.stonesour.com

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