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Nu-Metal pioneers Korn will perform their seminal self-titled album in its entirety as part of their 20th anniversary tour at Bold Sphere Music in Champions Square on October 18; openers include Suicide Silence and Islander.
KORN’s self-titled debut album, which was released in May 1994, has been heralded by Rolling Stone as “the most important metal album of the last 20 years.” Produced by Ross Robinson, the critically acclaimed album featured singles “Blind,” “Shoots and Ladders,” “Clown” and “Need To.” With little mainstream support, Davis’ dark and disturbing lyrics alongside KORN’s new and unique hyper-aggressive soundtrack, KORN went on to sell over two million albums worldwide.
Wrote Christopher Weingarten of Rolling Stone (12/11/14), “While aging metalheads were trying to walk confidently through alternative nation, Korn lurched into the world like hip-hop zombies rocking Adidas tracksuits, baggy jeans and untamed dreadlocks. Their eclecticism was a pre-iTunes shuffle jumble: the whinnies and whines of Cypress Hill, the goth bravado of the Cure, the thwapping double-kicks of Primus, the 808 hit of a Rick Rubin brick-breaker, meth-fueled Boredoms-style scatting, and bass strings that sounded like a bask of crocodiles tangled in industrial-sized rubber bands. While Pantera's Phil Anselmo grumbled chest-puffing lines like ‘I f***ed your girlfriend last night,’ Korn's frail Jonathan Davis screamed, ‘I'm a f**got.’ Pearl Jam and Tool couched their torment in poetry and anonymity; but Korn put everything on the line, especially with ‘Daddy,’ a harrowing song about Davis being molested as a child that ends with nearly four minutes of the singer sobbing in the vocal booth.”
Korn are currently working on a new album due in 2016. Check out their first sinlge, Blind, and their latest, a remix of Rhianna's Bitch Better Have My Money.
Pre-sale tickets for the New Orleans show go on sale June 22; general public tickets are available June 24. You can purchase tickets here.