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Korn, Breaking Benjamin, and Motionless In White tour together in September and October

Korn, Breaking Benjamin, and Motionless In White tour together in September and October
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From a press release:

Korn has announced details for the “Nocturnal Underground Tour,” where they will share co-headlining duties with Breaking Benjamin and be joined by special guests Motionless In White and Silver Snakes, bringing two of the most successful Northeastern Pennsylvania bands together on the road this fall.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 10 in most markets via Ticketmaster. VIP packages will also be available.

The “Nocturnal Underground Tour” arena tour will kick off on Sept. 24 at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota, taking them deep into the heart of America through late October. On this outing, they will pass through such markets as Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Biloxi, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tulsa, and beyond.

In between dates, the bands will make festival appearances, so local fans who want to see Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin and Scranton’s Motionless In White on the same stage will have to catch them at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, just before this tour begins.

It’s no secret Korn has been hunkered down in the studio working on a new album. As Brian “Head” Welch told Billboard earlier this year, “We’re focusing on guitars and spending a lot of time on them. It sounds really good, and I think it’s going to end up a heavier record.” It’s quite possible new tracks will be heard this fall.

Korn built an immortal bond in 1993 the first time Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and Welch decided to make music as a unit. They shed blood, sweat, and tears in the studio and on stage, fashioning an undeniable and unique sound that would permanently alter the course of rock music.

After six seminal releases, two Grammy Awards, countless sold out shows, and selling 35 million albums worldwide, Head left the group in 2004 to face the demons of addiction. Korn soldiered on, adding drummer Ray Luzier in 2007 and releasing four more full-length releases. In 2012, a triumphant and tear-filled reunion happened on stage as the group headlined the Carolina Rebellion Festival with Head reprising his legendary part on “Blind.” The initial bond came back into focus, and it was time for their next studio album, “The Paradigm Shift,” which seamlessly melds the group’s ever-present spirit of innovation with their signature metallic catharsis, paving the way for the future yet again.

In 2014, Korn started their 20th anniversary celebrations, playing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in its entirety. The shows were so well-received that the group continued the festivities into 2015, performing the record on tour to fans around the world. At present, Korn is working on their 12th album, set for release in 2016.

Over the past decade, Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base, both through their chart-topping music as well as their electrifying live performances. Their latest release, “Dark Before Dawn,” was released on June 24, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spun off two No. 1 rock tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall.” “Failure” was also named the most played song on Active Rock for 2015.

Their discography includes 2002’s “Saturate,” 2004’s “We Are Not Alone,” 2006’s “Phobia,” and 2009’s “Dear Agony.” The second two – “We Are Not Alone” and “Phobia” – were certified platinum.

“We Are Not Alone” spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units (albums and digital tracks). “Phobia debuted” at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart, and was one of the Top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two top 5 rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane,” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units.

2009’s “Dear Agony” debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. “Dear Agony” also spun off the platinum-selling and No. 1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow,” where it stayed No. 1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified gold, selling over 500,000 copies.

“Nocturnal Underground Tour” dates:

Saturday, Sept. 24: Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
Sunday, Sept. 25: Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
Tuesday, Sept. 27: Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
Wednesday, Sept. 28: Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Wednesday, Oct. 5: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Friday, Oct. 7: Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Saturday, Oct. 8: Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Sunday, Oct. 9: Biloxi, MS -Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Tuesday, Oct. 11: Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Thursday, Oct. 13: Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Saturday, Oct. 15: Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Sunday, Oct. 16: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs World Arena