Korn rocks Giant Center in Hershey with Chevelle and Code Orange on March 15
From a press release:
Following the announcement of their upcoming studio album “Requiem,” due out Feb. 4 via Loma Vista Recordings, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling metal band Korn announced a 2022 tour produced by Live Nation.
Accompanied by special guests Chevelle and Code Orange, the 19-date arena trek begins on March 4 in Springfield, Missouri with stops in Greensboro, Providence, Albany, and Rochester before wrapping up in Wichita, Kansas on April 1. The only Pennsylvania date is Tuesday, March 15 at the Giant Center (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey).
Korn recently played at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton with Staind on Sept. 25, a date that was rescheduled after lead vocalist Jonathan Davis tested positive for COVID-19. They were originally scheduled for a co-headlining concert with Faith No More on Aug. 27, 2020, but that entire tour was canceled due to the pandemic.
Korn changed music 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.
A stunning paean to loss and darkness, Korn’s 2019 album “The Nothing” proved to be another historic release for the band. It marked their 14th Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 and lifted them into rarified air, giving them the fifth-most Top 10 debuts of any rock band in the history of the chart. Led by singles “You’ll Never Find Me,” “Can You Hear Me,” and “Cold,” Noisey declared “The Nothing” “continues Korn’s mission of probing the hidden corners and harsh realities of life within a shroud discordant darkness.” Revolver crowned it “Korn’s best album in over 10 years,” while Metal Hammer affirmed the album “recaptures the genuine darkness of their earlier works” in a glowing 4.5-out-of-5 star review. The Fader added, “Korn have never shied away from innovation… the icons have always looked forward,” and Los Angeles Times applauded the “deep and potent performances from the band, evoking their ever-present rage but also feelings of loss and isolation.” NME affirmed, “This urgent and important record will ensure the veterans don’t get lost in the shuffle.” Once again, Korn redefines, revitalizes, and reimagines the scope of rock music as perennial outliers and enduring iconoclasts.
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.