KORN AND FAITH NO MORE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

SPECIAL GUESTS SCARS ON BROADWAY, HELMET, SPOTLIGHTS & ‘68 TO SUPPORT ON SELECT DATES

Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Friday, Feb. 21 at LiveNation.com
 
 

Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates [full itinerary below].

Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colo. and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.

Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates

8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights

8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68

8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre

8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

8/22/2020 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park

9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage

9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

About Korn

KORN changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a movement and blur genres, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and KORN articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. KORN became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.” Since forming, KORN has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. The level of KORN’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” attests The Ringer. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation, their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.

About Faith No More

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015). Sol Invictus debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant,” the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”

CD Review: Korn “The Paradigm Shift”

Korn
“The Paradigm Shift”
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Label: Prospect Park (Universal)
Total Length: 42:53

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

It is crazy to think but I have been Korn fan for over 15 years. I have always been a fan of their albums. I was really hoping that “The Paradigm Shift” was going to continue that trend but I felt like it a bit of the same. I listened to the album about 10 times over before writing this and I just wasn’t blown away. I liked it but it didn’t really stand out to me. When I listen to an album, I look for a songs that make me stop what I am doing and actually listen.  This album works as background music but nothing overall special.

“The Paradigm Shift” is an important landmark for the band though since this album marks the first time that Brian ‘Head’ Welch has recorded with the band since their 2003 album “Take A Look In The Mirror” (also one of my favorite albums). He was always one of my favorites and recently returned to the bad after his religious departure years ago. I read a bunch of article online about this album that they delivered a new song and approach to their songs but I thought felt like it is typical Korn. I have to admit that the album does get a kick-ass start with “Prey for Me” and even “Love & Meth” is a sweet track but after that it just sort of blend together for me.

Track Listing:
1. Prey For Me
2. Love & Meth
3. What We Do
4. Spike In My Veins
5. Mass Hysteria
6. Paranoid And Aroused
7. Never Never
8. Punishment Time
9. Lullaby For A Sadist
10. Victimized
11. It’s All Wrong

Brian “Head” Welch talks about reuniting with Korn and Love & Death’s first album "Between Here & Lost"

Brian “Head” Welch is a founding member and former guitarist of the multi-platinum selling hard rock band Korn. Welch left the group in 2005 and embarked on a solo career releasing his first album “Save Me From Myself” in 2008. More recently Brian is back with a new band called Love & Death who recently released their first full length album titled “Between Here & Lost”. Media Mikes had the chance to talk with Brian about the new and as well as the recent announcement of him re-joining Korn for several shows.

Adam Lawton: Can you give us some background on the process of the new album?
Brian Welch: I and our bass player Valentine started writing and working with producer Jasen Rauch in 2011. We worked off and on until we finished it last year. The album came together in bits and pieces but it was more of a group effort. When I started as a solo artist I hired the band and we just became friends. From there we all talked and decided we wanted to make an album together and have things be more of a group project.

AL: All the songs were written collectively then?
BW: Yes we all wrote them together. We also had some help lyrically from a few outside writers as well. This was the first time I had ever brought in someone from outside the group to work on songs. I have to say I loved it! There are times when other people hear different things that you didn’t and a lot of the time it’s really good. I enjoyed the experience. Lyrics aren’t my strongest thing so bringing in some other guys really helped a lot.

AL: For you personally what was the hardest part about transitioning back to a group setting after being a solo artist for a few years?
BW: Letting the producer take over. The solo album was all about what I was feeling and what I wanted out of the album. With “Between Here & Lost” I just handed everything over as I didn’t want that producer type role. Jasen was just awesome and I would highly recommend him to anybody. He is really good at making good things great! Everything was new this time around which made for a really creative environment.

AL: This was the second time you had worked with Jasen correct?
BW: Yes. We did an EP with him last year that came out in April. Things were very comfortable being that we had worked together before. Jasen is a guitar player also and has this great ear for making riffs sound up to date and tweaking them to sound really great.

AL: What prompted the idea of covering Devo’s “Whip It”?
BW: I was trying to think of the weirdest New Wave song I could do and that one came to me. I remember those guys as being the weirdest guys on MTV back in the day. It seemed like everyone knows who Devo is because they are so weird and those hats. I wanted the song to be something everyone was familiar with. At first the other guys in the band thought the idea was pretty stupid. When I played them the music and the idea it changed their minds and they thought it could work. It was really fun.

AL: What can you tell us about the bands new video for the song “Abandoning”?
BW: The video just came out within the past week or so and it was cool shooting it as we got to work with Daniel Davison from Underoath/Norma Jean. Being he is a musician he just gets it so the shoot went really good.

AL: Can you tell us how things came about for you to be joining Korn at this year’s Rock on the Range Festival?
BW: I went to a show of theirs last May and ended up jamming a song with them on stage. It was very last minute but it felt so good and it was very emotional. Right after that Munky, the other guitar player asked me if I wanted to come back and do some shows with them. I told him that I didn’t think now was the right time but I would think about it. I just started thinking about how awesome and emotional it was for everybody. I started getting advice from other people and they were all leaning towards this being the right time. This door obviously opened for a reason and there will be some reconciliation going on that needs to happen. I went back to the guys and said let’s do it. Everyone was very agreeable and things came together pretty easily.

AL: Is there any chance drummer David Silveria will be back as well?
BW: No. David has really said some crazy things online about personal things and he’s not in a place where people would really want him around. That happened before I talked with them but I guess the things he said were really crazy. Those guys were in a band together for so long so I don’t know, but for now it’s just not going to happen.

AL: Have you and the guys from Korn started rehearsing yet?
BW: We have been getting together off and on but we will be starting to get things going more in the next couple of months. It’s going to be a lot of fun to play those old songs again. The times we have been together so far have been nothing but positive between everyone. It’s like nothing negative ever happened between any of us. Things were never really crazy between any of us as there were just a few things said here and there. We never had hate for one another as I love my old friends and it feels good to connect again.

AL: Is thing going to be just a short run of shows or will you be fully re-joining the band?
BW: We are going slowing with things right now. We don’t want to rush things and we also aren’t sure how far we want to take it. Anything is possible at this time but we are being really careful not to move to fast and have something happen. Even if I was to fully re-join Korn I will still keep doing Love & Death.

AL: Does Love and Death have any shows lined up in support of the new album?
BW: Yes. We will be heading out on the road starting Feb. 22 for a month long run with Thousand Foot Krutch. We will be hitting everything from Texas to the east coast. After that we have some weekend shows planned and after those there is a chance we will be doing some opening slots for Korn over in Europe. Those details are still being worked out.

AL: In the past few years you have done things like releasing a solo album, writing a book and now you are doing Love & Death and working again with Korn. What do you think has been the most rewarding thing to come out of your time away from Korn?
BW: I would probably have to say my faith. That is really the foundation of my life and it helps me in every way. My book was very liberating and cleansing to my soul. I was able to poor out all of that garbage and live the new life I was given. It’s funny when you find faith like I did as everything turns around for good. Even the bad and ugly stuff gets turned around to use for good purposes. It’s so cool to be able to think back about all your past screw ups and see how now they are now being used to help people. It’s the coolest thing ever.

To check out Love & Hates new video “Abandoning” and to also see a full list of tour dates be sure to check out Brian’s official website at www.brianheadwelch.net

 

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Concert Review: Korn “The Path of Totality” Tour, Orlando FL

Korn
“The Path of Totality” Tour
Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
November 10th, 2011

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

I have been listening to Korn since 1994 and I have always been a big fan.  I have seen them live twice prior to this event back in 1999 and 2003.  They are always known for their intense energy…and of course wild mosh-pits.  This concert followed that same format and wasn’t much different.  Jonathan Davis really seems to loose himself while on stage and totally gets into the music, even though he tended to disappear from stage occasionally.  The playlist was ok even though the ordering of the songs felt out of place and carried an odd pace.

Credit: Trevor Campbell

I felt that concert was split into three main parts.  The beginning of the show started with a few old and rare songs, honestly not the best choices.  But I really do love “No Place to Hide” though.  Once things get started and exciting they starting into their new songs, which was a bit of down slope in the energy.  I liked them new songs but I wish they were more spread out and not bunched together.  Halfway through the show is when they really started to rock some major ass nailing all the classic songs we love from Korn.

I honestly think that their cover of “Another Brick in the Wall” is so fantastic and is packed with so much energy.  They turn this great song into one powerful headbanging tribute.  All and all the concert was definitely fun and entertaining even besides a spotty set list.  Will I be seeing Korn again live…OH YEAH! I will be keeping an eye out for their new album, “The Path of Totality” as well which drops on December 6, 2011.

Korn Set list:
1. Predictable
2. Lies
3. No Place to Hide
4. Proud
5. Narcissistic Cannibal
6. Kill Mercy Within
7. My Wall
8. Get Up
9. Way Too Far
10. Here to Stay
11. Freak on a Leash
12. Falling Away From Me
13. Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd cover)
14. Shoots and Ladders / One
15. Got the Life
16. Blind