Stone Sour Announce Album Release Date

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Stone Sour have announced a September 7th release date for their new album Audio Secrecy. “It's probably the best thing I've done in a long time," lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. "We recorded 18 songs — and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I'm very, very proud of that."

The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled “Mission Statement.” Says Taylor, "In this day and age, it's important to be strong enough to know who you are. This song is not only a rallying cry for us, but it says everything about what this album means to us. This is just the beginning." "Mission Statement" will be available for 48 hours only beginning this Thursday, June 10th at 11am EST. The track can be downloaded at The album’s first commercial single will be “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which ships to modern rock and rock radio on Tuesday, July 6th.

Stone Sour (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. “Recording during the flood was crazy,” says Taylor. “Luckily the studio and the band weren't affected too greatly. The studio was untouched and the neighborhood we were living in just missed being flooded. But a lot of the areas around us were decimated. Whole houses were submerged and for a week, the roads in and out of Old Hickory were completely covered with water. I've been getting the word out to people to contact Nashville Flood Relief if they would like to donate money to help the people of Nashville. Also, they can contact the Gibson Foundation to do the same. We were lucky, but so many people were not. I hope can pull together and do what we can for Nashville.”

While making the album, Stone Sour has been taping webisodes covering the recording process and answering fan questions. They can be viewed at

The quintet will be previewing select songs from the album during this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI. Tickets are available via and

August 17, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
August 18, 2010 Kansas City, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
August 20, 2010 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheatre
August 21, 2010 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22, 2010 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 24, 2010 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheatre
August 25, 2010 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 27, 2010 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
August 28, 2010 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 29, 2010 New York Metro Area, NY TBA
August 31, 2010 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
September 1, 2010 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 3, 2010 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 4, 2010 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 5, 2010 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
September 8, 2010 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
September 10, 2010 Dallas, TX Center
September 11, 2010 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
September 12, 2010 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 14, 2010 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
September 15, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 17, 2010 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 18, 2010 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
September 19, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
September 21, 2010 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
September 22, 2010 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 24, 2010 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park
September 25, 2010 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
September 26, 2010 Vancouver, BC TBA
September 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB TBA
September 29, 2010 Calgary, AB TBA
September 30, 2010 Saskatoon, SK TBA
October 2, 2010 Winnipeg, MB TBA
October 3, 2010 Fargo, ND Fargodome
October 4, 2010 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum