“[It will be] 25 percent to 50 percent capacity, depending on restrictions. Full masks, in pods, temp checks at the door,” he said in a new interview with Radio.com. Nobody’s allowed in without a negative COVID test on paper, regardless if you have a ticket or not, or proof of vaccine.
“We’re looking to do that in May to June… [It will be my solo band] CMFT, and my wife’s dance troupe [CHERRY BOMBS] is gonna open. [It will be a] full band, full electric, [and] we’re gonna play for, like, two hours. We’re just going for it. I’m coming for Bruce — I’m coming for Bruce Springsteen. I wanna do a five-hour show and make everyone hate me for the rest of my life.”
Corey previously said about the tour in an interview the Arizona radio station 98 KUPD: “[It will be a] short tour — probably about three weeks. “Some of the places we’ll be doing two nights in one city. It’ll be completely social-distanced, which means there’ll be pods with space around it, and the only people allowed in the pod are the people who came with that group. [There will be] temp checks at the door, and you have to have proof of a negative test within 48 hours [of the show], or you won’t be let in at all.
He continued: “So, I’m looking at ways to kind of get the cobs going — not only for myself but for people I care about. My crew needs work; my wife [Alicia Taylor, a professional dancer and a member of the all-girl dance group CHERRY BOMBS], her dancers, they wanna get back out there. So this is the test to see if we can start to kind of inch back towards reality with these in place — at least until the vaccine has had a chance to kind of do its thing.”
“The bulk of [the dates are] in the Midwest and then kind of working our way back to Vegas. It’ll be April-May. And we’re actually hammering the details out right now.”
“The only way this happens is if we learn to do it,” Corey added. “We have to get on with it. President Biden was talking about the fact that it’s a national emergency that there’s been no school — real school — and a real plan in place, because there was really nobody running the boat for God knows how long, and that’s been a national emergency. And a lot of people feel like that about what they do for a living. I’m not gonna put what I do as important as education. However, what I do is responsible for a lot of people’s livelihoods. And the faster I can find a way to get us all back doing that in a way that doesn’t endanger people, the better. Instead of just kind of using it as a crutch and waiting for it to go away… Guess what? This may never go away. We need to learn to adapt — we need to adapt and move on and find ways to do this. Like I said, once the vaccine’s had a chance to really kind of do its thing, we will really start to have those tentative steps back towards normalcy as best we can.”
Corey Taylor released his debut solo album, CMFT, in October via Roadrunner Records.