Stone Sour’s set at the upcoming Rock In Rio festival won’t be disrupted by the absence of their drummer.
Roy Mayorga is on leave as he awaits the birth of his first child – due on the same day of the prestigious rock festival, September 24.
The band has announced a stand-in for Mayorga; former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who adds, “It’s my honor and pleasure to be able to help out my good friends in Stone Sour and my brother Roy in their time of need. It’s also an unexpected treat for me to get another visit with some of the greatest fans in the world down in Brazil.”
Frontman Corey Taylor comments that the band will charge on without Mayorga “We’ve been waiting a long time for the opportunity to come to South America. This year’s Rock in Rio should be fantastic.
“Having Mike fill in for this one show will be great. We can’t wait to take the stage and lay it down the only way Stone Sour knows how – full on and in your face!”, Taylor says.
This year’s Rock In Rio also features a diverse selection of sets, including headline performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down and Rihanna.