Korn Extends Summer Tour Plans
Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set thrHard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set through Aug. 1 in Grand Forks, N.D. Puddle Of Mudd and Deadsy will open; details for a West Coast leg have yet to be announced.
As previously reported, Korn is touring in support of its forthcoming album, "Untouchables," due June 11 from Immortal/Epic. The album, produced by Michael Beinhorn and mixed by Andy Wallace, has been deemed a "masterpiece" by frontman Jonathan Davis. "It's the absolute best work we're capable of right now," he told Billboard earlier this month. "We've poured everything we have into these songs ... everything's been amped up to the max. We wanted this record to literally feel like it was going to explode as it played."
While fans eagerly swap the 13-track album on peer-to-peer applications, Sony has begun its five-week countdown to the release of "Untouchables" with the launch of a teaser site at Korntv.com. Each week, the site will premiere exclusive interview and behind-the-scenes footage of the band making the album. A streaming version of a different track from the set will be offered, as well as Eric White's album artwork.
Currently, the site is featuring a stream of "Thoughtlessness" and footage of the group discussing David Silveria's arm surgery. Contests offering a chance to see the band live and win a signed guitar are also underway.
The new album's first single, "Here To Stay," is also available for sampling on the site. The track is currently No. 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally, and the video, shot in Los Angeles by the Hughes Brothers ("From Hell," "Menace II Society") is currently in rotation on MTV.
Here are Korn's tour dates:
June 20: Wilkes Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena)
June 21: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
June 23: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
June 24: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 26: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
June 27: Montreal (Molson Centre)
June 29: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
June 30: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
July 2: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
July 3: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
July 5: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
July 6: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (5 Seasons Center)
July 8: Peoria, Ill. (Civic Center)
July 9: Madison, Wisc. (Alliant Energy Center)
July 11: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
July 12: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
July 13: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
July 17: Roanoke, Va. (Civic Center)
July 18: Greenville, S.C. (Bi-Lo Center)
July 20: St. Louis (Savvis Center)
July 21: Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena)
July 23: Omaha, Neb. (venue TBA)
July 24: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad)
July 26: Green Bay, Wisc. (Brown County Arena)
July 27: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
July 29: Ames, Iowa (Hilton Coliseum)
July 30: Minneapolis (venue TBA)
Aug. 1: Grand Forks, N.D. (Alrerus Center)