Dreads, Dreads, Dreads!! Hard rock icons Korn came to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ on September 2nd as headliners on the "Return of the Dreads" tour with Rob Zombie. The band is touring this summer as they prepare to unleash their next album "The Serenity of Suffering" on October 21 through Roadrunner Records.
Jonathan Davis (vocals), James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar), Brian "Head" Welch (guitar), Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums) performed for the Camden/Philly crowd for over an hour and made sure to fit in two new songs alongside all the hits.
"Rotting in Vain", the first single released from "The Serenity of Suffering", already sounds like a Korn classic and as the third song in tonight's set (behind "Right Now" and "Here to Stay") got an immensely positive response from the fans. The most recent song off the album to be released (and accomanpied by one hell of a video) is "Insane" , which crushes live. With Davis' powerful vocals and the heavy guitar crunch brought on by Head and Munky "Insane" fit in the live set seemlessly between "Coming Undone" and "Y'all Want a Single".
It's always killer hearing Davis nail the song "Twist" in concert and tonight it was also a treat to hear "Shoots and Ladders", but this time with a portion of Metallica's "One" blended in!! The show wrapped up with "Freak on a Leash" putting one big ass exclamation point on a truly heavy night of rock music!
Next up for Korn is the "Nocturnal Underground tour" this Fall with Breaking Benjamin.
Here to stay
Rotting in Vain
Y'all Want a Single
Make Me Bad
Shoots and Ladders
Got The Life
Falling Away From Me
Freak on a Leash
KORN ANNOUNCE EPIC “THE SERENITY OF SUMMER” HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS STONE SOUR, BABY METAL, SKILLET, YELAWOLF, ISLANDER & DED
DATES GET UNDERWAY JUNE 16TH IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT
TICKET PRESALES BEGIN MARCH 7TH
“TAKE ME” TOP 5 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO NATIONWIDE
Roadrunner recording legends KORN have announced plans for a truly diverse and epic summer tour, set to get underway June 16th at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT and then continue through early August. Presented by Live Nation, “The Serenity of Summer” tour will feature special guests and fellow Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour on all dates. The powerfully eclectic tour is rounded out by support from Japan’s female fronted Baby Metal, southern rapper Yelawolf and Islander (6/16 – 6/25), followed by a second leg (7/19 – 8/2) which will see KORN joined by Skillet, Yelawolf and DED, creating a versatile bill reminiscent of KORN’s famed “Family Values” tours in the past (see itinerary below).
Fan club and VIP ticket packages for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning March 7th at 10:00 AM local time at www.korn.com; Citi® Cardmembers presale begins that same day at noon local time. For complete Citi pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com Live Nation presale starts on March 8th at 10:00 AM local, followed by a Spotify presale beginning March 9th at 10:00 AM local and a Blabbermouth presale starting March 9th at 10:00 AM local. All presales end March 9th at 10:00 PM local timing. Remaining tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public on March 10th at 10:00 AM local time at livenation.com. For complete details, please visit www.korn.com/tour.
KORN kicked off their wide-ranging world tour with a sold-out performance last night at the Grand Opening of the brand new House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. They return again tonight, Monday March 6th, for another sold-out show and from there the two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band will embark on a marathon global run that sees them visiting Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. KORN then return to North America for a series of top-billed festival performances, including Concord, NC’s Carolina Rebellion (May 6th), Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range (May 20th), Oshkosh, WI’s Rock USA (July 13th), and Chicago, IL’s Chicago Open Air (July 15th). For tickets and additional tour information, please visit www.korn.com/tour.
KORN’s new studio album, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, arrived last October and instantly ascended to #4 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200. The album – which also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” and “Hard Rock Albums” chart – established KORN as one of an elite number of rock legends to achieve multiple top 10 placements on the chart. With 10 total top 10 albums thus far, KORN’s count is now equal to Led Zeppelin.
Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING includes the GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Top 5 rock radio smash, “Rotting In Vain,” as well as the new hit single, “Take Me.” Currently Top 5 at Active Rock outlets nationwide, “Take Me” is joined by a powerful companion video, streaming now on KORN’s official YouTube channel.
With career album sales in excess of 40 million, two GRAMMY® Awards, nearly 20 million social media followers, and over two decades of non-stop world tours, KORN stands tall as one of the most iconic and influential bands in the annals of hard rock and beyond. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, and bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu came together in 1993 and immediately started a metal revolution with their classic 1994 self-titled debut, its 1996 follow-up, the 2x RIAA platinum certified “LIFE IS PEACHY,” and 1998’s 5x platinum certified, #1 blockbuster “FOLLOW THE LEADER.”
The years that followed saw KORN battling an array of personal demons but emerging triumphant to even greater popular success and artistic achievement. THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING builds upon the band’s remarkable history with a return to the dual-guitar dynamic that first fueled their music, powered in no small part by drummer Ray Luzier, and some of Davis’ strongest and most reflective songwriting to date.
In addition to its extraordinary popular success, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING has earned ecstatic critical applause around the world. “Possibly their heaviest album ever,” declared Rolling Stone. “(THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING) really shines on some truly weird, inventive bridges and codas that switch moods like a DJ flipping the crossfader.” “Monstrously heavy from the opening riff onwards,” raved The Guardian, “this is classic KORN: the grooves are lumbering hulks of viscous sludge, frontman Jonathan Davis’ red-eyed angst fizzes with worldly rage and nearly every song boasts a chorus that will wreak havoc when played to diehard crowds...”
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
“THE SERENITY OF SUMMER” 2017 U.S. TOUR
6/16 – 6/25 WITH STONE SOUR, BABY METAL, YELAWOLF & ISLANDER
7/19 – 8/2 WITH STONE SOUR, SKILLET, YELAWOLF & DED
* 6/26 date on sale March 17th
6/16 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6/18 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
6/20 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
6/21 Inglewood, CA The Forum
6/22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/25 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
6/26 Pocatello, ID Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre*
7/19 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
7/20 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
7/23 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
7/25 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
7/26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
7/27 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/1 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/2 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
For more information on KORN, visit:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube channel
Experience KORN's THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING now:
Google Play: http://flyt.it/KORNSOS-GP
The Serenity of Suffering cover art by Ron English.
As one of the biggest names in both rock and metal music, KORN's accolades are unparalleled. With 40+ million in career spanning album sales, two Grammy Awards, almost 15 million social media followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and over 22 years of non-stop touring sold-out arenas and headlining festivals, the band that forged a distinctive blend of rock and metal, which continues to be celebrated by fans two decades later, mark the October 21 release of their 12th studio album THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING (Roadrunner Records) by entering at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on both the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Current Albums chart.
With the release of THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, KORN join an elite group of rock bands to achieve multiple placements in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 with 10 albums on the chart. According to Billboard, "Korn's top 10 count on the Billboard 200 is now equal to Led Zeppelin. The only rock bands with more top 10s are The Rolling Stones (with 36), The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (15), Santana (14) and Van Halen (14)."
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), THE SERENITY OF SUFFERINGwas heralded byThe Observer(10/21/16)as "...the band's most intense release in a decade." It'shighlighted by a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of front man Jonathan Davis' most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression. It findsKORN-who is also James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar), Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass), Brian "Head" Welch (guitar) and Ray Luzier (drums)--harnessing all the anger, power and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago with such tracks as "Rotting In Vain," "Take Me," "Insane" and "A Different World" featuring Corey Taylor.
Experience KORN's THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING now:
Google Play: http://flyt.it/KORNSOS-GP
Last week, KORN revealed the single for "A Different World" from their upcoming new studio album, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING (out October 21 on Roadrunner Records). Featuring special guest, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, the song was heavily embraced by the media and fans upon its release September 29, as well as when Taylor joined the band to perform it live for the first time at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY October 2. Today (October 5), KORN have revealed the video for "A Different World."
View it now here: https://youtu.be/0zXDys_gwHk
The animated piece, which takes one inside a man's eerie and demented mind, was conceptualized by Mexican short film director Luis Tellez (The Great Journey, Terrible Boy). Earlier today, entertainment portal IMDb gave fans and film buffs a first look at the video alongside KORN band member's all-time horror film favorites.
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING -KORN's 12th studio album--is highlighted by a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of front man Jonathan Davis' most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression. It findsKORN harnessing all the anger, power and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago. Pre-order the album here: http://flyt.it/KORNSOS
REVEAL ANIMATED VIDEO FOR
"A DIFFERENT WORLD"
GUEST VOCALIST COREY TAYLOR JOINED BAND AT
LOUDER THAN LIFE MUSIC FESTIAL
THIS PAST WEEKEND TO DEBUT THE SONG LIVE
SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW
APPEARS ON 12th STUDIO ALBUM
'THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING'
OUT OCTOBER 21 ON ROADRUNNER RECORDS
CATCH KORN LIVE NOW
ON THE 'NOCTURNAL UNDERGROUND TOUR'
CO-HEADLINING WITH BREAKING BENJAMIN
"Return of the Dreads" tour with Rob Zombie and In This Moment
September 2, 2016
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
KORN pictured L to R is Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, Ray Luzier and James "Munky" Shaffer
Photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine
KORN'S NEW ALBUM
'THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING' (ROADRUNNER RECORDS)
ENTERS BILLBOARD 200 AT #4 AND #1
ON BOTH TOP ROCK ALBUMS AND HARD ROCK ALBUMS CHARTS
TOP 10 ENTRY FALLS RIGHT BEHIND CAREER NUMBER FOR
THE ROLLING STONES, THE BEATLES,
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, SANTANA, VAN MORRISON AND EQUALING LED ZEPPELIN