Korn Plot Tour, 30th Anniversary Celebration Show

Arrre youuuu readyyyyy? ? … to celebrate Korn‘s 30th anniversary? The pioneering nu-metal group already announced — and sold out — a commemorative concert in L.A. this October. Support for that show includes Evanescence, Gojira, System of a Down’s Daron Malakian with his Scars on Broadway side project, Spiritbox, and Vended.

But if you missed out on tickets — or you just couldn’t get the time off from your crusty, old boss who keeps asking you to work on your days off (but you’re sweet and obliging anyway) — you’ll still get to see Korn this year. The band isn’t specifically billing the trek as a 30th-anniversary tour since that’s just the one show, but it’s safe to assume they’ll acknowledge the milestone as they wind their way around North America. Plus, Gojira and Spiritbox are booked to open for them.

Tickets officially go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, but a presale for Citi cardholders begins today at noon. All you need to know is on the band’s website.

Incidentally, Korn don’t have a date scheduled on the actual 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, which ripped heavy music wide open in 1994 with its hip-hop beats, shoulder-breaking seven-string guitar riffs, and frontman Jonathan Davis’ throaty neuroses. Maybe they’re taking Oct. 11 off to celebrate.

The band acknowledged the anniversary of the album a decade ago in an in-depth oral history of Korn for Rolling Stone, recounting how they came up with the revolutionary subgenre nu-metal — paving the way for Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, and Mudvayne, among others.

“I guess people say we invented this nu-metal sound or whatever,” the band’s former drummer David Silveria said. “I never really thought of it like that. I just thought we were doing our thing. That’s just what came natural from all our influences as musicians. I never really thought, ‘Hey, we’ve invented this new kind of music, this is going to be huge.’ Thought never even crossed my mind.”

Korn tour dates:


Sept. 12 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre  
Sept. 14 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre  
Sept. 16 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre  
Sept. 18 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion  
Sept. 20 – Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion  
Sept. 21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center  
Sept. 23 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center  
Sept. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage  
Sept. 27 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre  
Sept. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre  
Sept. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life*  
Oct. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater  
Oct. 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre  
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium**
Oct. 6 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre  
Oct. 8 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center  
Oct. 10 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome  
Oct. 12 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre  
Oct. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center  
Oct. 16 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Oct. 18 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center  
Oct. 20 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion  
Oct. 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Frost Bank Center  
Oct. 23 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center  
Oct. 25 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center  
Oct. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center  

*Festival Performance
**Special Guests include Evanescence, Gojira, Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Spiritbox and Vended


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