To celebrate the release day of his first-ever solo album, “CMFT,” Corey Taylor has announced that he and his band will present “Forum or Against ‘Em,” a global streaming event shot at iconic Los Angeles venue The Forum, on Oct. 2, 2020.
Tickets for this pay-per-view streaming event are on sale now from watch.thecoreytaylor.com Fans can purchase ticket bundles that include a T-shirt, hoodie, poster and access to watch an exclusive acoustic set. A limited number of one-on-one video chats with Taylor are available with some bundles.
“Forum or Against ‘Em” will be a full arena production complete with a visual feast of pyrotechnics, a stacked set list featuring all tracks from “CMFT,” select fan-favorite cuts from Taylor’s Slipknot and Stone Sour catalogues, a handful of covers and a guest performance from rock ‘n’ roll girl-gang dance squad The Cherry Bombs. Special event merch and bundles will be available during the stream. Kicking off the event’s festivities will be a special pre-show event hosted by presenter/journalist Beez that will feature exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
“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 honored 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,” Taylor said.
In the rapidly evolving sphere of streamed events, “Forum or Against ‘Em” is set to be an industry first, as Taylor and his management team at 5B Artists + Media partner with Danny Wimmer Presents, the largest independent festival producer in the United States, to put on this one-of-a-kind, pay-per-view concert experience. In using The Forum for this special steaming event, the team is not only able to put together a world-class rock extravaganza with a massive arena production, in total, they also are providing work to about 80 event staff.
“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,” said Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “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.”
Taylor’s debut solo album, “CMFT,” is set for release on Oct. 2 via Roadrunner Records.