Korn Announce Intimate UK Tour for 2012

Korn - Photograph by Rick Wenner

Hot on the heels of their tenth studio album, ‘The Path of Totality’, Korn have announced a full and intimate UK tour for 2012.

Infusing dubstep anarchy into their signature sound, the legendary quartet stand on the cusp of a musical revolution for both hard rock and electronica. Korn are no strangers to revolution or innovation though. In fact, they’ve been purveyors of heavy music’s progression since forming in Bakersfield, CA in 1994 and becoming one of the most influential entities that the genre has ever seen.

Their legendary self-titled debut took the world by storm with its schizophrenic metallic catharsis. No one had ever played heavy music with such personal lyrics and funked-out grooves. Immediately, they earned a place in the hearts of fans across the globe. However, their third offering, 1998’s Follow the Leader, bridged the gap between hip hop and heavy metal seamlessly. It also solidified them as inspirational innovators.

Numerous acts “followed the leader,” and heavy metal underwent a renaissance in the early 2000’s with Korn at the forefront. Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed and countless others nodded to the group as an inspiration. In addition, they’ve garnered two Grammy Awards— one for Best Short Form Video for  “Freak on a Leash” from Follow the Leader and one for Best Metal Performance for “Here to Stay” from 2002’s Untouchables—and sold 35 million albums worldwide.

However, they’re ushering in a new horizon for heavy music with The Path of Totality. Collaborating with dubstep heavyweights Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Noisia, Feed Me, 12th Planet and Flinch, Korn have constructed a hypnotic hybrid of dubstep and metal. Bouncing from polyrhythmic guitar pummeling into drastic electro drops, the music is dark, dangerous and definitive Korn.

UK Tour

March 2012

Mar 25th – London O2 Academy Brixton
Mar 26th – Birmingham O2 Academy
Mar 28th – Manchester Academy
Mar 29th – Glasgow O2 Academy
Mar 31st – Belfast, Mandela Hall, County Antrim

April 2012

Apr 1st – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Apr 3rd – Bristol O2 Academy

Tickets are £29.50 (£32 London)
On sale: Wednesday 21 December, 9:00am

Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens

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