Korn will play three shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s “Follow The Leader” album.
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 12 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic
Sep. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Sep. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview that these will be the band’s only U.S. shows this year before embarking on a “cool tour” in 2019.
Singer Jonathan Davis told Noisey about “Follow The Leader”: “Making that record almost killed me. Our booze and alcohol budget… like, we spent $60,000 on alcohol to make that record. [Laughs] Last record of me getting fucked up, and it was insane. First we started out and wrote ‘Freak On A Leash’ and ‘Got The Life’ and all this other stuff in a rehearsal studio in Gardenia or some shit like that. We did it all ourselves, and we had all these producers come in trying to sell us shit, and we ended up going with Steve Thompson. We picked him because he actually did his homework and came into the studio with a couple cases of Coors Light. And because he did that, he got the job. [Laughs] Eventually, we got in the studio with Steve and he’s a great guy but it just wasn’t working out. So we had the engineer Toby Wright come in and he got us through everything. It was also the first record without Ross [Robinson]. Like, that record would’ve never been made without Ross. He’s into that guttural and emotional real shit. I love it too and I appreciate it, but it was time for us to do different types of songs. And it paid off, man. It worked.”