Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On Why Touring Became Difficult For Him

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor expressed his ideas about playing live during long tours in his recent appearance on Eric Zane Show. The singer drew attention to the complex parts of traveling for almost the whole year as a part of concerts by giving personal details from his life.

To promote their sixth studio album entitled ‘We Are Not Your Kind,’ Slipknot announced the dates of their latest shows. 2022 Knotfest Roadshow’s first leg started on March 16 in Fargo and ended on April 17 in Vancouver, and In This Moment and Jinjer joined as special guests. All three bands received very positive reviews from the audience, and the shows turned into unforgettable for them.

In addition, the fans thought that they would have a long break to rest and prepare for the next travels and live shows, but the band surprised them by announcing new concerts. The show’s second part kicked off in University Park on May 18, and it will finish on June 18. Also, they have different guest bands for that one; Cypress Hill and Ho99o9. Slipknot members didn’t have much time to relax due to their busy touring schedules.

Therefore it’s not surprising that as a person, who has been on the roads for decades and spent more time with his bandmates and crew than with his family and friends during the endless tours, it became harder for Taylor in time. The Slipknot frontman stated that he would be 50 next year, and touring was more challenging for him now, not physically yet, but mentally. Taylor highlighted that he missed many memorable moments in his kids’ life by adding that he loved playing live all the time as a musician.

Here’s what the host asked:

“Do you ever think touring is the lifeblood of this view? Is it a necessary evil or something you wish you didn’t have to do?

Taylor replied:

There’s nothing I love more than playing live shows, especially when I’m healthy, feeling it, the crowd is popping, and the band is killing it. That’s with anybody, Slipknot, Stone Sour, or my solo band. There’s no greater feeling on the planet as a performing musician. However, it’s a young man’s game.

I will be 50 next year, which I haven’t thought it. It’s tough now, and I can still do it physically, but mentally I’ve missed large swashes of my kids’ lives. I’ve missed big moments in their lives. I’ve paid to make sure that they’re taken care of and paid for houses. I work and can see the fruits of my labor, but at the same time, you can’t get that stuff back. It’s snatching moments from the jaws of infinity.”

You can check out the interview below.