Alt-metal legends Korn have announced initial dates for their upcoming tour in support of their new album, The Paradigm Shift. It is the band’s first album since 2011’s groundbreaking effort, The Path of Totality, which hit #10 on the Billboard Top 200 and won the award for Album of The Year at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods. This new album also marks the return of founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, his first record with the band since 2003’s Take A Look In The Mirror. Support for the tour will be provided by Asking Alexandria, along with Head’s band Love and Death. The band recently released a lyric video for the album’s first single, “Never Never”, which can be viewed here – Korn “Never Never” Lyric Video.
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’s last effort, The Path of Totality, hit #10 in Billboard in 2011.
Asking Alexandria formed in 2008 in in the UK. Throughout 2008 and some of 2009, the band toured hard to spread their music to the masses. In May 2009, the band journeyed to Connersville, IN to record their debut album, Stand Up and Scream, at The Foundation Recording Studios. Shortly after the recording process concluded, the band signed with Sumerian Records and released the LP on September 15, 2009. They spent the rest of the year touring the states. In April 2011, the band releasd their sophomore effort, Reckless & Relentless, which hit #9 on the Billboard Top 200. Thanks to three hit singles – “Closure”, “To The Stage”, and “Dear Insanity” – the album quickly went double-platinum. On November 17, 2011, AA opened for the legendary Guns N’ Roses at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. In November 2012, the band released a covers album, Under The Influence: A Tribute to the Legends of Hard Rock, and over the winter they headlined the Monster Energy Drink Outbreak Tour. Asking Alexandria are touring in support of their latest album, From Death to Destiny, which came out on August 6 and debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200. – by Matt Bishop
Thursday, September 26 – The Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA)
Friday, September 27 – Roseland Ballroom (New York, NY)
Saturday, September 28 – The Palladium (Worcester, MA )
Monday, September 30 – TBD (Toronto, ON)
Tuesday, October 1 – TBD (Detroit, MI)
Wednesday, October 2 – The Riviera Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Thursday, October 3 – TBD (Minneapolis, MN)
Thursday, October 10 – TBD (Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, October 12 – TBD (Las Vegas, NV)