Next up was Stone Sour featuring Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Jim Root. Their entrance brought the crowd to its feet. The connection was immediate. They love their fans, their fans love them. The party was on from there!
Stone Sour's latest album, Audio Secrecy, was released September 7, 2010, on Roadrunner Records.
Corey Taylor (lead vocals)
Jim Root (guitar)
Josh Rand (guitar)
Shawn Economaki (bass guitar)
Roy Mayorga (drums, percussion)
Stone Sour's Set List:
Made Of Scars
Say You'll Haunt Me
Come What(ever) May
Digital (Did You Tell)
Hell & Consequences
The mood completely changed, along with what had, so far, been simple set changes, as Avenged Sevenfold got ready to take the stage. Their set was easily one of the most impressive performances I've seen in a very long time. And it was a perfect lead-in for a veteran band like Disturbed. Few bands could have held their own with Disturbed following so closely behind — and few bands would have wanted to follow Avenged Sevenfold's power-driven performance. For Uproar fans that night there was an intricate, ferocious symmetry to the juxtaposition; they bore one another well.
Avenged Sevenfold paid tribute to their lost brother, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and encouraged fans to join them in thanking Mike Portnoy for filling the void on both the album and the tour. Portnoy lately announced that he has left the band he formed 25 years ago, Dream Theater. So far there has been no word on whether he'll be permanently transitioning into A7X.
My guess? No. I don't think anyone is ready yet to think about a permanent replacement for The Rev.