A few weeks ago Rob Zombie announced on his Facebook Page about the summer tour that would find his band and Korn sharing the headlining spot for a run of dates that will begin in July and bring us into early September. I’ve copied the full press release for you along with the poster and the dates. I held back on this as an announcement until the actual dates and venues were released and now that we have them here we go.
The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2016) – Metal music legends KORN and ROB ZOMBIE unveiled details behind their co-headlining summer 2016 tour. Produced by Live Nation, the two influential bands will launch this summer’s most anticipated metal music tour on July 19, 2016 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO and will visit 26 North American cities including Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Seattle, Las Vegas and more. A complete list of dates, venues and cities is below. In This Moment will join the tour as special guests.
July 19, 2016: Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 20, 2016: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
July 22, 2016: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
July 23, 2016: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 24, 2016: Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
July 26, 2016: Nampa (Boise), ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 27, 2016: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 29, 2016: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 30, 2016: Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
August 2, 2016: Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
August 3, 2016: The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
August 4, 2016: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion*
August 6, 2016: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 7, 2016: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
August 9, 2016: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
August 10, 2016: Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 21, 2016: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 23, 2016: West Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 24, 2016: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 25, 2016: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion*
August 27, 2016: Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
August 28, 2016: Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 30, 2016: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
September 1, 2016: Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre*
September 2, 2016: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
September 3, 2016: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
* In addition to regular Rob Zombie & Korn single ticket options, fans in these markets will have access to a special 3-show TICKET TO ROCK which will include a lawn ticket to each of the following three shows in each participating market: Korn & Rob Zombie; Slipknot with Marilyn Manson; Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin. The 3-show TICKET TO ROCK is on sale now. For more information visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/cfolxo
Rob Zombie will release his sixth solo studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, on April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records. The Electric Warlock… marks Rob Zombie’s first solo studio album since 2013’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200. Produced by Zeuss and recorded at Goathouse studios, this new record is a full return to form by Zombie. The album features John 5 (Guitar), Piggy D (Bass) and Ginger Fish (Drums) with provocative art provided by Alex Horley. To celebrate the release of the album, Zombie has made a direct-to-fan presale available on FuckinginaUFO.com where fans can pre-order the new record and collectible merchandise, as well as purchase exclusive tickets and VIP Meet & Greet bundles for the new tour and a chance to be in The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser movie. Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films.
Korn built an immortal bond in 1993 the first time Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and Brian “Head” 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, the group continued the festivities into 2015, performing the record on tour to fans around the world. At present, Korn is back in the studio hard at work on their twelfth album set for release in 2016.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday, March 11 at www.livenation.com. Be sure to stay tuned to www.livenation.com, www.robzombie.com and www.korn.com for the latest news and updates on their summer tour.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve seen all three of these artists and have to say that this is going to be a rocking tour for sure. Personally speaking I am more of a Zombie fan than that of Korn but I think its because Zombie’s presentation is like something out of a Steve Ditko “Dr. Strange” comic book. It’s a show that pulls out all the stops for the sake of entertaining you when it comes to a Zombie set and Korn are masters of getting the crowd into it. Of all the Nu-Metal bands that first came to pass, I have to say that Korn is probably the best of the lot of them. Now In This Moment has really shifted their gears in terms of their sound and show. Their set is like a stage play with other components to it and numerous costume changes by singer Maria Brink. One has to hope that there will be some cross performing on this one from each of them. Maybe Maria will join Zombie or Korn for a song. Wouldn’t that be cool.