Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is canceling his upcoming appearances in Manila and Japan for his solo tour in Asia.

Taylor was set to kick off the Asia leg of his tour with two shows at the Zepp Haneda in Tokyo, Japan scheduled on March 25-26, and would have followed it up with a performance at the Zepp Osaka Bayside on March 28. The highly-anticipated Philippine stop of the tour was scheduled to happen on April 1, at the New Frontier Theatre in Araneta City.

News of the cancelation was announced by concert promoter Insignia Presents, wherein an official statement from Taylor was released. “To my fans in Japan and the Philippines, after much consideration, I’ve decided to cancel the upcoming shows on March 25th, 26th, 28th, and April 1st. My sincerest apologies to everyone affected, anyone who purchased tickets will receive information on refunds in the coming days”, he said. Continuing, the vocalist explained “This is not a decision I make lightly, [as] I have never canceled shows until recently. But I am prioritizing myself in the near term, so I can come back stronger.”

This also follows the recent cancelation of the North American leg of his tour, in which Taylor canceled the show due to the breakdown of his mental and physical health over the past few months. The rock icon also made a similar statement during the announcement of the tour’s cancelation, emphasizing “I know this decision will come as a shock to some and may be regarded as unpopular by others – but after taking a hard look at where I am and where I was going, I need to pull myself back and be home with my family for the time being.”

The upcoming tour was supposed to be in support of Taylor’s recently released record, CMF2, which marks his second full-length album as a solo artist. The thirteen-track album was released last September 15, 2023, and includes the hit singles “Beyond“, “Post-Traumatic Blues“, and “We Are The Rest“.

Listen to Corey Taylor’s CMF2 album below: