Korn Finalizes Venues For Summer Tour
Korn has nailed down the venues for the first 15 North American dates of a planned eight week summer tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Puddle Of Mudd andKorn has nailed down the venues for the first 15 North American dates of a planned eight week summer tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Puddle Of Mudd and Deadsy are slated as the tour's opening acts. Tickets for six of the shows go on sale Saturday (April 27).
Korn will be touring behind its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," due June 11. First single "Here to Stay" has been an immediate hit at U.S. rock radio outlets, and is No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally this week.
"It's our masterpiece," frontman Jonathan Davis tells Billboard of the new set. "It's more than just a progression from our last album. It's the absolute best work we're capable of right now. We've poured everything we have into these songs."
According to a spokesperson, the band will perform on a rotating, round stage that will allow for great views from all areas of the venue. Davis will also be utilizing microphone stands specially commissioned from Swiss conceptual artist H.R. Giger.
"You can make music you love, but getting out there and playing it for the kids is what gives the songs life," Davis says. "It's when you're out there that you see the result of your pain and work. And that's pretty damn cool. That's makes it worthwhile."
Here are Korn's tour dates:
June 20: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena, on sale Sat.)
June 21: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center, on sale Sat.)
June 23: New York (Madison Square Garden, on sale Sat.)
June 26: Toronto (Air Canada Centre, on sale Sat.)
June 27: Montreal (Molson Centre, on sale Sat.)
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, on sale Sat.)
July 8: Peoria, Ill. (Civic Center)
July 9: Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)
July 11: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
July 12: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
July 13: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)