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Stone Sour - Playing the Tivoli without support
Going to Stone Sour was a last minute decision for me. I didn’t plan to check ‘em out, but when I heard that there was a place free on the guestlist, I decided to go! With in mind that I witnessed Stone Sour’s first-ever show in Holland, more than four years ago, as well as the fact that I didn’t hear any complete album of them in the last three years I entered the Tivoli to see Corey Taylor and his rascals.

Calling Stone Sour a band of Taylor alone is of course not fair, but just like four years ago it did look a bit like it. The Slipknot singer is not only immensely popular, he’s also a great presenter of the whole happening. Not two songs are played after each other without Taylor’s ‘interruptions’. He talks a lot about his love for Holland, but he always seems to be very sincere and he’s actually pretty funny too.

The show in its entirely went very smooth. The set was of course build with songs from the self titled album as well as from its successor Come What(ever) May. Rock tracks were varied with nu metal songs, which I could definitely appreciate because they reminded me of my first days in the metalscene. Furthermore I guess that the setlist was pretty much the same as their last show in Holland a few months ago, according to the live review of that night. Stone Sour kicked off with ‘30/30-150’, and halfway Taylor did the song ‘Bother’ and some acoustic covers. Ending his solo appearance with the first notes from ‘Through Glass’, the band reunited on stage and continued with some heavier stuff. After the ‘we want more’ they returned and did another two songs, of which ‘Get Inside’ undoubtledly was the best song to end the evening.