Stone Sour hit their fifth consecutive Top 10 chart entry on the “Billboard 200” this week, debuting at #1 on three Billboard charts including “Top Current Albums,” “Top Rock Albums,” and “Top Hard Rock Albums.”
Hydrograd debuted at #8 on the “Billboard 200,” #5 in the U.K, #2 in Australia and managed to hit Top 5 in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.
“We're blown away by the reception of the album, especially balancing albums sold with our surge in streams” said frontman Corey Taylor. “We poured our hearts into this—the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. The response tells us two things: people love the songs, and rock is far from dead. Our thanks to all the fans and keep spreading the word! We'll see you all soon!”
This week also marks a fourth straight week at #1 at Active Rock Radio for Hydrograd's lead single, “Song #3.” That makes a fourth #1 single for the band and an eighth Top 5 single at the format. The official music video for “Song #3” has received over 3 million views on YouTube while pulling in 4.7 million streams on Spotify.
Stone Sour recently released a new performance video for their chart topping single, an acoustic version which you can check out below.
On top of a busy tour schedule and several festival appearances, which you can catch dates for here, frontman Corey Taylor has announced a handful of signings and talks in support of his new book America 51. See below for dates and locations. You can find further details as well as ticket availability here.
08/08 – Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends
08/09 – New York City, NY @ Barnes & Nobles (Union Square) *intimate acousti perfomance at Irving Plaza to follow
08/10 – Long Island, NY @ Book Revue
Stone Sour are currently on tour with Korn for “The Serenity of Summer Tour” which is set to continue through early August.
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