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Korn and Faith No More co-headline concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 27

Korn and Faith No More co-headline concert at Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 27
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From a press release:

Today, Grammy Award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More announced their epic co-headlining North American tour. The summer tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night, including at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.

On this stop, special guests Scars on Broadway (fronted by Daron Malakian of System of a Down) and Spotlights will open the show, which is presented by Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X.

Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto, and more before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17. The second half of the tour after the Scranton date will feature Helmet and ’68 as opening acts.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com, the Live Nation app, Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

A Live Nation pre-sale, Live Nation Mobile App pre-sale, and a radio pre-sale will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Text “979X” to 64636 to join the 97.9X Unfair Advantage.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at noon until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. through citientertainment.com.

Korn changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a movement and blur genres, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The Fader noted, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape, and Korn articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. Korn became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.”

Since forming, Korn has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two Grammys, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that may never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative, and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. The level of Korn’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” The Ringer attested. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation; their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band has released seven studio albums: “We Care a Lot” (1985), “Introduce Yourself” (1987), “The Real Thing” (1989), “Angel Dust” (1992), “King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime” (1995), “Album of the Year” (1997), and “Sol Invictus” (2015).

“Sol Invictus’ debuted atop the international sales charts: No. 2 in Australia, No. 4 in Germany, and No. 6 in both the U.S. and U.K. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant,” the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with ‘Sol Invictus.'”