KORN Return to Their Roots at New York City's Irving Plaza
Posted on: October 10, 2015 @ 12:09 pm by Jö Schüftan
When I heard that KORN was going to tour North America in celebration of their 20th anniversary and that they were going to play their groundbreaking self-titled debut album in its entirety, the 16 year old kid inside of me was uncontrollably jumping of joy while the 34 year old me joined him proudly! After all, the first KORN album changed my life and made me fall even more in love with Heavy Music!
Joining KORN on their celebratory tour are the always crushing SUICIDE SILENCE and ISLANDER.
Upon arrival to New York City's legendary Irving Plaza there was an amazing vibe that could be breathed in the streets! That's when I knew this was going to be a concert for the history books.
Once ISLANDER took center stage they immediately injected plenty of energy into a crowd that seemed to be tired for some reason. Yes, ISLANDER had the arduous task of opening for KORN (on their anniversary tour nonetheless) and SUICIDE SILENCE but if you got to a Heavy Music show and decide to stand close to the stage, you better get your groove on!
Even during most of SUICIDE SILENCE's set the 1000+ music fans that took over Irving Plaza were at a standstill. Maybe SS is too heavy for KORN fans??? Regardless of the crowds stake reaction, SUICIDE SILENCE put on a great crushing show as usual and provided the crowd with some of the most intense Heavy Music in existence.
One KORN took center stage with their super old school backdrop (which they brought our just for their New York City fans) and kicked off their set with "Blind", the crowd finally woke the f%*k up! And they didn't rest until the very last note of their closing song "Freak On A Leash". CLICK to see Zulie's AMAZING KORN photo gallery
What KORN did probably for the last time in their career was that they played their debut album in its entirety in the order that the songs appear on the record. Yes, they even played "Daddy" and yes, Jonathan Davis got tears in his eyes.
Once they played every song of the album, they got off stage and one of their techs brought Davis' infamous H.R. Giger microphone stand! The crowd went bananas and the band came out to play a mix of hit songs like "Falling Away From Me", "Here To Stay" and "Freak On A Leash" (as mentioned
If you love KORN or used to love KORN when they first came out, DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!
KORN's set list in New York City:
2) Ball Tongue (with snippets of "It Takes… more)
3) Need To (with "Alive" chorus as second chorus)
7) Shoots and Ladders
11) Helmet in the Bush
13) Falling Away From Me
14) Here to Stay
15) Coming Undone
16) Did My Time
17) Freak on a Leash
Remaining tour dates:
10/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance
10/12 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/15 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/16 - Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
10/17 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
10/19 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/20 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/22 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
10/27 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
10/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great SaltAir
10/30 - Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
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