BY TER STAFF
While Wisconsin’s own, Bon Iver, was performing his critically acclaimed but very chill and mellow album, For Emma, Ten Year, music fans in Milwaukee who were really looking to rock out went to The Rave’s Eagles Ballroom for a wild and energetic performance from Corey Taylor’s Stone Sour.
Although without guitarist Josh Rand, who is recently entered treatment for an unspecified issue, the heavy metal Iowa natives put on a hell of a show for their Midwest crowd.
Opening with their 2017 track, ‘Taipei Person / Allah Tea’, from their newest LP, Hydrograd, the crowd erupted as Taylor greeted his Milwaukee fans. Not even half way through the track, Corey Taylor was already head banging at 100 MPH to the music as the pyrotechnics blasted from stage left to stage right. This set the tone for the rest of the night, as the “Slipknot” founder and his band kept the energy levels high until 11:30.
Despite a relatively short setlist of about 13-songs, fans were still treated to a roughly 90-minute set, complete with songs from the new album and Stone Sour’s catalog of hits, including ‘Tired’, ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me’, ‘Through Glass’ and more. While fans would have loved to hear a performance of the band’s 2002 single, ‘Bother’, it’s impossible to imagine any fan leaving the venue with their voice.
And to cap off the memorable evening, Taylor ended the performance with a great performance of their Hydrograd track, ‘Fabuless’, the first single from the album. From start to finish, Stone Sour put on a sweet set that Milwaukee will not soon forget. It’s hard to imagine that the Bon Iver fans a mile away had the kind of night that those at The Rave had.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and get your tickets for the remaining dates of Stone Sour’s headlining tour here.