New York, NY: Fueled by hit single ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me,’ new STONE SOUR album Audio Secrecy (Roadrunner Records) entered Billboard’s Top 200 this week at No. 6, making it the second consecutive top ten debut for the 3-time Grammy nominated quintet.
The band also claimed the top spot on the iTunes Rock Album Chart, shooting straight to No. 1 with a special edition of the record, which included three bonus tracks. Internationally, the album garnered the highest debuts of the band’s career including top 5 charts in Germany, Japan and Austria, as well as top 10 in the UK and Australia.
Revolver magazine hailed the record for being a diverse balance of melodic metal and hard rock – infused with radio ready choruses, psychedelic tinged tunes, and heart-bare ballads; the Las Vegas Review Journal praised the disc’s “hooky, radio-ready jams full of muscular melody” and Popmatters called it an “archetypal album,” one that “defines what new bands in the hard rock and alternative metal scene should aspire to.”
Associated Press said the record “packs a punch,“ adding, “Whatever music store shelf Stone Sour lands on, metal or hard rock, they’ve proven one thing on Audio Secrecy — they can do extremely well in both and have delivered some anthem worthy material.”
Stone Sour (lead vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) are playing songs from the album during their current tour with the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. Following Uproar, the band will criss-cross the globe playing Loudpark in Japan, followed by dates in Europe in October/November then hitting the Soundwave Festival in Australia next year.
Remaining Uproar Festival Tour Dates:
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