The song “I Don’t Like Mondays” is not going to be hitting too many live music fans playlists as long as awesome tour announcements keep being rolled out on this generally not looked forward to day. It was only hours ago that I shared the update from Iron Maiden (seen HERE) and now comes the news that both Korn and Alice In Chains will be heading out on a summer co-headlining run. Check out the full press release and dates below the poster. Happy Monday to you all if I didn’t say it earlier.
The Press Release:
Hard rock legends KORN and ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an epic co-headline amphitheater tour across North America this summer. Underoath will join as special guest on all dates, with Ho99o9 and FEVER 333 opening on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city outing will kick off July 18th in Del Valle, TX at Austin360 Amphitheatre and make stops in Dallas, Nashville, Toronto, Denver and more before wrapping September 4th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 28st at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Since forming, KORN has sold nearly 40 million albums, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely 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. KORN’s most recent LP, 2016’s THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, built upon the band’s
remarkable history with a return to the dual-guitar dynamic that first fueled their music, and earned the group their 10th GRAMMY® nomination. KORN are currently in the studio finishing up work on their widely anticipated follow-up to THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, which will be released later this year.
Seminal rock band ALICE IN CHAINS are touring in support of RAINIER FOG, which hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and earned them a Grammy nod for “Best Rock Album.” Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and vocalist/guitarist William DuVall) have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions.
Their discography features some of the biggest and most important albums in rock history, including 1992’s quadruple-platinum-certified “DIRT,” 1994’s triple-platinum-certified EP JAR OF FLIES, which was the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and 1995’s self-titled double-platinum-certified ALICE IN CHAINS, which also entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 1. They returned in grand style in 2009 with the critically acclaimed BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE, which hit No. 1 across the rock and alternative charts, earned a Grammy nomination, was certified Gold and hailed by Vice as “a record that’s as powerful as anything the band has done.” ALICE IN CHAINS remains one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
The Tour Dates:
Jul 18: Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
Jul 20: The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
Jul 21: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Jul 23: Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
Jul 25: Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
Jul 26: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
Jul 28: West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
Jul 30: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*
Jul 31: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02: Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Aug 03: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Aug 06: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug 07: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug 09: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
Aug 10: Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre*
Aug 11: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug 13: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Aug 14: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug 16: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug 17: Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion+
Aug 18: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center+
Aug 20: Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug 21: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug 23: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug 25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center+
Aug 27: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre+
Aug 30: Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
Aug 31: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Sep 02: Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sep 04: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+
*with HO99O9; +with FEVER 333; ^support TBA
About Underoath: Underoath released Erase Me, their first album in eight years, via Fearless Records in 2018. The band notched a Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “On My Teeth” and spent most of the year on the road in support of the album — playing countless sold-out headline shows and headlining their first-ever arena show in their Tampa hometown. Ultimately, Erase Me represents a watershed moment for the gold-selling heavy music luminaries whose inescapable influence can be felt in nearly every corner of hard rock. The album crashed the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart at #1. It sees the band refine its trend-setting but inimitable style with heavy intensity and hypnotic hooks coursing through songs, like the aforementioned “On My Teeth,” “Rapture,” “Wake Me,” and the Top 15 active rock single “ihateit,” which have cumulatively tallied over 16 million streams in a few months’ time. Underoath will spend the spring playing arenas with Breaking Benjamin.
About Ho99o9: theOGM (Jean) & Yeti Bones (Eaddy) are certainly a product of their early environment. There weren’t any fields or even much grass for a kid to play on. Gardens were made of concrete and a reality sustained only by dreams of places where the train tracks went. Born to lose in Jersey, reborn in NYC and subsequently reimagined 999. Rewired to spread a promise for the next emancipation from time. The gospel, the vibration, hardcore punk, rage and rhyme – theOGM and Yeti Bones emerge transformed into weapons of mass expression and the spectacle known today only as Ho99o9 (horror). Then just like that, Ho99o9 vanished from the east coast, allegedly recruited into a beat laboratory in Los Angeles. A congregation gathered in a scene of like-minded mutants and L.A. quickly became the HQ of Ho99o9. And Today – a new nation rises to smash the guise of the god-head. A deity-less religion of our collective humanity, neither divine, nor wicked, led only by the march of the Deathkult and delivered by its soldiers – theOGM and Yeti Bones in their United States of Horror
About FEVER 333: Comprised of vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, drummer Aric Improta, and guitarist Stephen Harrison, GRAMMY nominated FEVER 333 released their debut LP, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS earlier this year. Recently profiled by The Los Angeles Times, who championed FEVER 333’s “activist, rap-rock spirit,” and named one of 17 Alternative & Indie Breakouts For 2019 by Billboard, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS comes on the heels of the group’s politically charged, breakthrough EP, MADE AN AMERICA. The collection is highlighted by the EP’s title track and the Top 10 Rock Radio track “WALKING IN MY SHOES.” Explicitly devoted to a revolutionary cause and delivering aggressive advocacy through a molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash, FEVER 333’s activism serves as the banner for the band’s focus on community, charity, and change.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now this is an exciting touring package for sure. I’ve caught Korn a few times over the years but never once saw AIC despite having listened to them since their introduction EP so many, many moons ago. I’ve not witnessed Underoath but have heard good things and sadly even HO9909 is a mystery to me. I caught Fever 333 during their recent run with Bring Me The Horizon and they blew my mind but sadly they are not a part of the shows that will be hitting my neck of the woods. All in all this is an exceptional touring package with a little something for everyone and I encourage those who are planning on attending to act quick on their tickets and to arrive early when the show time rolls around. At the prices of tickets these days its in your favor to enjoy every single moment of a live gig. So closing up I wonder what you think about this tour. Will you be hitting one or more of them? Chime in down below in the comments. See you next time.