Earlier this year, nu metal group Korn toured the country performing their 1994 self-titled album in its entirety. Now, Korn has announced a new leg to the tour, which is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album's release. With over 20 shows scheduled to take place, the new string of dates kicks off on October 1st. Find Korn tickets on TicketNetwork.com and see them live in 2015!
Nu metal band Korn formed in Los Angeles in 1993 following the break-up of L.A.P.D, which Korn founding members James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, and David Silveria were a part of. Joined by Brian Welch and Jonathan Davis, the group stood out from other bands that played similar genres of music. In October 1993, they released their first demo, Neidermayer’s Mind, which was not well received by critics, however, the demo was later credited with paving the way for the nu metal genre.
In 1994, Korn released their self-titled debut album, which peaked at the top spot on the Heatseekers Albums chart. The record was well-received by critics and is said to have influenced bands, such as Slipknot and Limp Bizkit.
Over the years, Korn has released a total of 11 albums, including the 1998 5x platinum album Follow the Leader. In 2000, they won a Grammy Award for their song “Freak on a Leash,” and won another in 2003 for their track “Here to Stay.”
In 2015, the group is touring the country playing their self-titled 1994 album in its entirety, in honor of the twentieth anniversary of its release.