Edgy, untamed rockers Korn recently announced a huge 2020 tour that will allow them to reacquaint themselves with fans from coast-to-coast. The iconic, legendary hard rock band is currently in the preparation phases for a show that will bring the noise to everyone who purchases 2020 Korn Tickets. All fans interested in securing Korn Tickets can easily do so now for surprisingly affordable prices thanks to the magic of the Internet.
Korn is obviously the headliner, but they are going to break bread with Breaking Benjamin, which will be the opening act. Breaking Benjamin was founded in 1999 in Pennsylvania. They are categorized as both alternative metal and hard rock, and will surely simmer the sold-out crowd to a boil before the living legends of the genre take to the stage. Breaking Benjamin’s initial studio album dropped in 2002, and their most recent album, entitled Aurora, will drop around the time that the tour begins.
Live Nation is behind the staging of the highly-anticipated tour, which should come as no surprise to folks who are familiar with how the touring world works for the most popular soloists and bands. Korn is still among the most popular bands, even though they broke into the industry all the way back in 1993 in Bakersfield, California.
Bakersfield is a wonderful enclave about 100 miles to the North of downtown Los Angeles. In the early days of the band, they would make the short jaunt down Interstate 5 to cut their teeth at Los Angeles clubs and music venues. These days, the band essentially picks and chooses where they want to play.
Turn of the Century Success
Korn is credited with a lot of amazing accomplishments in the music industry, depending on who you ask. Some will say that they are the first band that truly brought heavy metal and new metal out of the shadows and the underground and into the mainstream. The proof is in the numbers, and their original self-entitled album that dropped in 1994 got the attention of millions of teenagers and twentysomethings throughout the world that were looking for a bit of a departure from typical pop music.
By the turn-of-the-century, they had released four studio albums, enough to make Korn a legitimate group with a large following. Four more studio albums were released in the first decade of the 21st century, and they have dropped a total of five this decade, the most recently being The Nothing, which is already lighting up the charts and getting rave reviews from longtime fans.
To be a fan of Korn is to be a fan of the alternate side of music. There is nothing normal or typical about the band that has featured Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu and Ray Luzier. Not one of them could have possibly imagined how far and how high the group would be able to soar after they threw their hat into the ring of heavy metal back in the day.
A Change for the Industry
The band has referenced Primus, Cyprus Hill, Alice in Chains and even Ice Cube as influences. They also matchup well with Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and Deftones. These are some big-time names of the music world, and Korn absolutely belongs among them. The group is also one of a large handful who has straddled the time expanse between the pre-Internet stage and the post-Internet stage.
The spawn of the digital age has changed many things about commerce and business, and how music is made, distributed and sold to the masses has changed on an almost incalculable level. Korn initially sprang onto the scene when getting an album onto the shelves of brick and mortar record stores was the most important thing. Those days are long gone. Getting songs and albums into the eyes and ears of Internet users and streaming sites is the way things are done these days.
Winter Tour 2020
The upcoming tour will feature shows in some of the biggest venues in the United States. The large and comfortable PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania will host the opening night of the show on January 23. Opening nights of tours can be especially enjoyable, as bands aim to get into form and a groove as quickly as possible. This usually involves some banter with the crowd, as well as a few songs that may not be played during other tour dates.
The tour will hang out in the Northeast for the rest of January, including shows in Manchester, New Hampshire on the 25th, the VideoTron Centre in Québec on the 27th and the Bell Centre in Montréal on the 28. The tour will then head into the heartland for shows at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana on February 3, and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on February 4.
Korn and Breaking Benjamin will continue to gently weave through the Midwest throughout February, including shows in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
The group has a very large following in the Northwest and the West, where they will spend the final two weeks of a tour that spans a total of about six weeks. This includes two South Dakota shows at different venues on February 20 and favorite 21, a performance at the Adams Center Arena in Missoula, Montana on November 23, and shows on the following evenings at the Ford Idaho Center Arena in Boise and at the Spokane Arena in Spokane.
The tour is currently scheduled to wrap up with a Portland show at the large Moda Center on the evening of February 27, before the two groups make their way to the great Nevada city of Reno for a February 29 concert at the Reno Events Center, just a few steps away from casinos and other late-night action. The tour is currently scheduled to conclude at the Save Mart Center in Fresno on the first night of March. Now’s the time and here’s the place to secure your 2020 Korn Tickets.