MURDERDOLLS and STONE SOUR are set to terrorize the U.K. this July when they team up for a string of shows. The 'DOLLS were all set to play their own shows, but when they realized STONE SOUR were also in Europe, it seemed a fun idea to invite them along for the ride. Both bands are about to take a break to allow Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and Jim Root return to the SLIPKNOT fold to work on the new album.
MURDERDOLLS guitarist Jordison states, "MURDERDOLLS played with STONE SOUR in Des Moines on New Years Eve and we had a blast. When we started booking our U.K. headline tour, we thought let's give them a call and see if they wanted to join up. We share some fans and have different fans so we thought it could be a great tour for everyone. This will be the last tour this year for MURDERDOLLS and STONE SOUR before we go back to SLIPKNOT, so why not go out on top creating mayhem and destroying clubs together! Don't miss this tour!"
STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was equally enthusiastic: "The U.K. is going to fucking burn under the sheer power of both STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS. It is an honor and a privilege to wreak havoc over there again."
Although the shows are "double-headline", partying rules dictate that MURDERDOLLS will close each show. Tickets are priced at £16, except London, which is £18.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 07 – Cardiff, UK @ Uni (MURDERDOLLS only)
Jul. 08 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Jul. 09 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Jul. 10 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Jul. 11 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Jul. 12 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Both bands will be releasing singles to coincide with the tour. STONE SOUR set the pace with "Inhale" on July 7 and MURDERDOLLS follow it up with their take on the Billy Idol classic "White Wedding", which hits the stores on July 14.
SLIPKNOT reconvene in August for work on their third album, the follow-up to the U.K. No.1 album "Iowa", due in early 2004.