30-city North American trek set for summer.
Live Nation and Korn will resurrect the Family Values tour this summer with a 30-city North American trek. Also on the bill are Deftones, Stone Sour, Flylef and Dir en gray on the main stage; second stage acts will be announced later.
Set to launch July 27 in Virginia Beach, Va., the tour will play mainly Live Nation amphitheaters, with lawn seats value-priced at $9.99.
Korn created the Family Values brand with promoter Metropolitan Entertainment as a winter arena tour in 1998, and the tour also helped break Limp Bizkit, which headlined in 1999. The two tours grossed $6.2 million and $10.6 million, respectively, and drew a combined 552,786.
The tour is the latest venture in a unique deal that connects Korn, EMI and Live Nation in a partnership in growing Korn’s career. Live Nation reportedly invested about $3 million in exchange for 6% of Korn's box office, licensing, publishing, merchandising and CD sales (Billboard, Jan. 21).