Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has today (September 15) announced a global streaming event to celebrate the release day of his debut solo album CMFT on October 2.
The event, christened Forum Or Against ‘Em, will be shot at the LA venue The Forum and boast a full arena production, plus a special pre-show event that will feature exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Fans can purchase ticket bundles that include a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, and access to watch an additional exclusive Corey Taylor acoustic set. A limited number of one-on-one video chats with Corey Taylor are also available with some bundles.
Speaking about the event, Corey Taylor said: “I’ve been saying since the beginning I’d find a way to bring this music and this band to the people. And I’m honoured that The Forum let us do just that. It’s CMFT in its entirety. It’s songs I’ve shared over the years. It’s a celebration, and I’m so stoked to party with all of you.
Forum Or Against ‘Em sees Corey Taylor and his management team at 5B Artists + Media partner with Danny Wimmer Presents, which is claimed to be “the largest independent festival producer in the United States", to put on this pay-per-view concert experience.
In total, the event will provide work to approximately 80 event staff.
Speaking on the new partnership, 5B Artist & Media founder and CEO, Cory Brennan said: “When Corey sent me a text saying FORUM OR AGAINST ‘EM I knew we had something truly special and unique. The Forum is one of the most iconic venues in the world and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate his debut solo album!”
Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents added: “To do a rock show on this scale, with an icon like Corey Taylor – while putting some of the behind-the-scenes heroes of the concert industry back to work – is an exciting step into the future. We believe that pay-per-view is here to stay and we couldn’t think of anyone better to help us launch our new digital platform than Corey Taylor. He's a global star, and his music with Slipknot and Stone Sour, as well as our amazing relationship with 5B, has helped to fuel DWP’s growth over the past decade. We can’t wait to get this show started.”
Tickets for the pay-per-view streaming event are on sale now.
Subscribers can read our 2019 cover feature on Slipknot and 5B Management here.