SLIPKNOT played the third show of its tour with MARILYN MANSON Friday night (July 1) at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor performing with a neck brace after undergoing surgery last month.
Taylor was ordered by doctors to refrain from headbanging and jumping when the band kicked off its summer tour Tuesday night June 28th in Nashville, Tennessee. The group was forced to postpone its North American trek with MARILYN MANSON by three weeks after Taylor underwent what he described as “an unplanned spinal surgery.”
Photo credit Erica Lauren
Corey Taylor spoke to the crowd in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater how his neck brace felt like wearing a tight collar and he quoted, “I wouldn’t wish this hell on anyone”.
While his spinal surgery wasn’t that long ago he seemed in great spirits and his singing on point. Slipknot’s stage presence was masterful despite Corey’s on-going recovery.
He later added: “It sure is weird playing with this pillow on my neck.”
Before the first show, June 28th in Nashville Taylor tweeted: “First day back. Haven’t smoked in two months. Broken neck, weird scar. Not enough coffee.”
Taylor previously revealed on Twitter that his follow-up appointment with the doctor went “great,” but added that “for now,” there will be “no headbanging” or “jumping” for him for the foreseeable future. He also offered that he expects to be “back to 90 percent” within the next four to six months, and “100 percent” in a year.
The summer trek is likely to be SLIPKNOT‘s last U.S. tour in support of its latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”, which was released in October 2014.
Following the tour, SLIPKNOT and BLACK SABBATH will co-headline the combined Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a two-day festival scheduled for September 24-25 in San Bernardino, California.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor also revealed that his new Beats 1 radio show, dubbed A Series of Bleeps with Corey Taylor, will debut March 2nd at 7 p.m. PST.
You can see some fan filmed video footage of the concert below.
By Christy Lee
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