MURDERDOLLS and STONE SOUR are set to terrorize the UK this July when they team up for a string of shows. The ‘DOLLS were all set to play their own shows, but when they realised STONE SOUR were also in Europe, it seemed a fun idea to invite them along for the ride. Both bands are about to take a break to allow Joey, Corey and Jim return to the SLIPKNOT fold to work on the new album. MURDERDOLLS guitarist Joey Jordison states, “Murderdolls played with Stone Sour in Des Moines on New Years Eve and we had a blast. When we started booking our UK headline tour, we thought let’s give them a call and see if they wanted to join up. We share some fans and have different fans so we thought it could be a great tour for everyone. This will be the last tour this year for Murderdolls and Stone Sour before we go back to Slipknot, so why not go out on top creating mayhem and destroying clubs together! Don’t miss this tour!” STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was equally enthusiastic – “The UK is going to fucking burn under the sheer power of both STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS. It is an honour and a privilege to wreak havoc over there again.” Although the shows are ‘double-headline’, partying rules dictate that MURDERDOLLS will close each show. 7th July – CARDIFF Uni (Murderdolls only) 8th July – NOTTINGHAM Rock City 9th July – BIRMINGHAM Academy 10th July – GLASGOW Barrowlands 11th July – MANCHESTER Apollo 12th July – LONDON Brixton Academy Both bands will be releasing singles to coincide with the tour. STONE SOUR set the pace with ‘Inhale’ on 7th July and MURDERDOLLS follow it up with their take on the Billy Idol classic ‘White Wedding’, which hits the stores on 14th July. SLIPKNOT reconvene in August for work on their third album, the follow up to the UK No.1 album ‘Iowa’, which is set to arrive like a napalm bomb in early 2004. Be prepared.