He's only just finished a two-year world tour with Slipknot, and recovered from a serious neck injury.

But Slipknot front man Corey Taylor is set to get back on the road with his side project Stone Sour.

The rockers will perform in Auckland at Spark Arena on Wednesday, August 23, it was confirmed today.

They'll be performing in support of their yet-to-be-released fifth album Hydrograd.

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It will be Stone Sour's first visit here since 2013, but Taylor was here at the end of last year with Slipknot.

Tickets go on sale at midday, May 17, with a My Live Nation pre-sale beginning on May 15.