Mighty metal giants Rob Zombie and Korn have announced a co-headlining arena tour that will trek across the country this fall. The Night of The Living Dreads Tour kicks off on November 3 in Reno, NV and wraps up 17 shows later in my hometown of Bethlehem, PA at the Sands Event Center. The trek features special guests Scar The Martyr. Rob Zombie recently wrapped up a summer tour, headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Zombie, along with his all-star cast of John 5 (guitar), Piggy D (bass), and Ginger Fish (drums), will be touring in support of his latest album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Korn have been touring relentlessly since 2010 in support of their last effort, The Path of Totality. The band toured the world and headlined several festivals. With the recent release of their new single, “Never Never”, they are in the midst of a headlining run with support from Asking Alexandria and Head’s band, Love and Death. Korn’s new LP, The Paradigm Shift, is due out on October 8. Rob Zombie and Korn are no strangers on the stage. Both artists c0-headlined the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Tickets go on-sale via the artists’ websites on Friday, September 27 – Rob Zombie Tickets and Korn Tickets.
Rob Zombie is one of the greatest solo artists in rock music history. Starting out with his band White Zombie in 1985. In 1992, the band found mainstream success when they signed with Geffen Records and released their third album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One. The album hit #26 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double-platinum. In 1995, White Zombie teamed up with renowned metal producer Terry Date to release Astro-Creep: 2000. The album peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, and it would also be their last outing. In the summer of 1996, the band toured with the almighty Pantera on their summer tour.
In 1998, Zombie went solo and released his debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe. The disc debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, and spawned three monster singles. It went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. Zombie’s sophomore effort, 2001’s The Sinister Urge, The album went double-platinum, and gave Rob his second Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. In 2006, Zombie teamed up with guitar virtuoso John 5. The next two Zombie albums – 2006’s Educated Horses and 2010’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 - each debuted at #5 and #8 respectively on the Billboard Top 200, and featured a stripped down, riffier sound thanks to John 5’s influence. Rob Zombie released his fifth studio LP, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, back in April on his own label, Zodiac Swan. The first Zombie album to feature drummer Ginger Fish, the disc debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200. Throughout his career, Rob Zombie has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards.
In 1994, Korn released their self-titled debut album, revolutionizing metal and music as whole. They created a whole new sub-genre, “nu-metal”, that fused traditional heavy metal with elements of alternative rock, grunge, and hip-hop. In the following decade, Korn would rule the airwaves. Topping the Billboard charts, garnering massive radio play, and consistently owning the #1 spot on MTV’s TRL, Korn became the biggest band in the world. The band has sold over 35 million records world-wide. The band has released ten studio albums, 8 of which have gone Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 (five of them hit the Top 5). Eight of their albums have gone multi-platinum. They have been nominated for 7 Grammy’s, winning two of them, and 11 MTV Video Music Awards, winning 2 of them. Korn hit their peak when they released back-to-back masterpieces: 1998′s Follow The Leader and 1999′s Issues. Both albums hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Their last album, 2010′s Korn III: Remember Who You Are, hit #2. Korn are back near top of the music game with The Path of Totality, which hit #10 in Billboard in 2011. The band’s 11th studio album, The Paradigm Shift, is set to hit record stores on October 8 via Prospect Park Records. – by Matt Bishop
|Sun||11/3||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Resort|
|Tue||11/5||Yakima, WA||Yakima Valley Sundome|
|Wed||11/6||Butte, MT||The Butte Civic Center|
|Thu||11/7||Salt Lake City, UT||Maverik Center|
|Sat||11/9||Bismarck, ND||Bismarck Civic Center|
|Sun||11/10||Rapid City, SD||Rushmore Plaza Arena|
|Tue||11/12||Casper, WY||Casper Events Center|
|Wed||11/13||Sioux City, IA||Tyson Event Center|
|Fri||11/15||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Sat||11/16||Wichita Falls, TX||Kay Yeager Coliseum|
|Sun||11/17||Corpus Christi TX||Concrete Street Amphitheatre|
|Tue||11/19||Springfield, MO||O’Reilly Family Center|
|Wed||11/20||Cedar Rapids, IA||US Cellular Center|
|Fri||11/22||Grand Rapids, MI||Deltaplex|
|Sat||11/23||Huntington, WV||Big Sandy Superstore Arena|
Bethlehem Events Center