Words and Photos by Nicole Mago

Yesterday was the Terminal 5, NYC stop of the Stone Sour/Papa Roach co-headline tour that kicked off in Pennsylvania and will be stretching across the states over to Colorado within the next month.

The night kicked off with Otherwise, a Las Vegas, Nevada band best known for their hit single “Soldiers”. Although I missed most of Otherwise’s set, I could tell from outside that they were absolutely killing it. They may have only exploded as a band recently, but these guys know how to get a crowd pumped up. Papa Roach stole the stage after, kicking off with “Still Swingin'” from their latest record, The Connection. Through-out the night they played a variation of old tracks, while mixing in a few more of their newer tracks as well. As usual, frontman Jacoby completely tore up the stage.

Stone Sour took the stage at 9:30pm (which I thought was a pretty early start for a headliner). Stone Sour released their fourth studio album, House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1, back in October of 2012. They used this tour to really showcase what they were capable of, playing “Gone Sovereign”, “Absolute Zero”, “A Rumor of Skin”, “The Travelers (Pt. 2)”, and “RU486”, which are all tracks off this latest album.

Within the midst of all the excitement from these new tracks, Corey Taylor slowed things down mid-way through the show and took the stage alone to sing “Bother”, to which the crowd joined in by singing the backing vocals of the track. Every chance they could, the crowd unanimously started chanting “Corey!” at the top of their lungs, which you could tell made Corey pretty emotional.

The show then picked up when the rest of the band joined Corey Taylor on stage for “Through Glass”, and they soon ended the night (after a few more tracks) with “30/30-150”. You can check out Stone Sour’s setlist below.

Gone Sovereign
Absolute Zero
Mission Statement
Hell & Consequences
Digital (Did You Tell)
Made of Scars
Say You’ll Haunt Me
Through Glass
The Travelers, Pt. 2
Last of the Real



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