May 28th, 2021
Pop’s, Sauget IL (St Louis Metro), USA
Support: Cherry Bombs
G’Day to the USA from our foreign correspondent Alison Northway who ventured out to her first show post-COVID in St Louis to catch the one and only Corey Taylor for his CMFTour 2021 in support of his latest solo offering CMFT (our review here). The band were joined by Cherry Bombs for a sit down gig like no other, but how was it received? Well, take a look below…
A sold-out, intimate and socially distanced crowd of 250 fans, seated at tables of 4. The first national rock act in the area since Covid restrictions began. The anticipation and grateful attitude of the fans all night, who willingly abided by all venue rules, gave it a calm, positive vibe, with a “fuck yeah, we’re here with our mates, experiencing rock n roll, and it’s been too long” kinda attitude.
It has been a year and a half since I last photographed a show. I was so thrilled to be at a live rock show, with one of the greatest rock frontmen of all time, that I didn’t realise three songs had been played and that was curtain call for my camera. I got some good shots in, but nowhere near what I wanted to get. I had to sit back and enjoy for the remainder of the show, no complaints here though.
Corey Taylor’s CMFTour 2021