Hard rock outfit Korn has begun lining up its summer North American tour plans in support of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables." Dates are set to begin June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., but the

Hard rock outfit Korn has begun lining up its summer North American tour plans in support of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables." Dates are set to begin June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., but the only venue confirmed thus far is June 23 stop at New York's Madison Square Garden. As reported earlier this week, "Untouchables" has been pushed to June 11 from its original May 14 release date.

A video for first single "Here to Stay" was recently shot in Los Angeles by the Hughes Brothers ("From Hell") and can be sampled on Korn's official Web site. The track was one of several new songs unveiled during a recent brief swing through South America, which included a stop at Venezuela's Caracas Pop Festival II.

The new songs weren't the only unusual aspect of the shows, which found Korn frontman Jonathan Davis singing with five microphone stands specially commissioned from Swiss conceptual artist H.R. Giger. The artist is perhaps best known for creating the creatures in Ridley Scott's "Alien" films, for which he won a visual effects Academy Award in 1980.

According to a spokesperson, the stands were molded into the shape of "a voluptuous, serpentine alien woman," with two of them remaining in Davis' collection for use at the upcoming shows. Davis has an option to retain a third, while Giger reclaimed two for his museum and future gallery displays.

Here are Korn's tour dates:

June 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
June 21: Hartford, Conn.
June 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 26: Toronto
June 27: Montreal
June 29: Pittsburgh
June 30: Cleveland
July 2: Grand Rapids, Mich,
July 3: Detroit
July 5: Chicago
July 8: Peoria, Ill.
July 9: Lexington, Ky.
July 11: Indianapolis
July 12: Columbus, Ohio
July 13: Dayton, Ohio

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