Happy Monday and Happy Almost Halloween. Getting your week off to a proper start with a brand-new tour announcement from the fine folks at Live Nation who shared the specifics about a 2020 Co-headlining run by Korn and Breaking Benjamin. Take a look down below and I’ll be back at the close.
The Press Release:
Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and multi-platinum hard rockers Breaking Benjamin today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests BONES UK will also join the tour on all dates.
Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 24-city outing will kick off January 23rd in Allentown, PA and make stops in Montreal, Columbus, St. Paul, Portland and more, before wrapping March 1st in Fresno, CA.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 29th at 10am local time until Thursday, October 31st at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Korn and Breaking Benjamin 2020 North American Tour Dates
The Tour Dates:
January 23, 2020: Allentown, PA @ PPL Center*
January 25, 2020: Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
January 27, 2020: Québec, QC @ Videotron Centre
January 28, 2020: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
January 30, 2020: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena*
January 31, 2020: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
February 3, 2020: Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
February 4, 2020: Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
February 6, 2020: Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center
February 7, 2020: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*
February 9, 2020: Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center+
February 12, 2020: North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
February 13, 2020: Springfield, MO @ JQH Arena
February 15, 2020: Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
February 16, 2020: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena*
February 18, 2020: Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
February 20, 2020: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
February 21, 2020: Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
February 23, 2020: Missoula, MT @ Adams Center Arena
February 24, 2020: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
February 26, 2020: Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
February 27, 2020: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
February 29, 2020: Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
March 1, 2020: Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center*
*on-sale starting 12pm local time; +on-sale starting 11am local time
Earlier this year KORN shook the world with the release of their acclaimed new album THE NOTHING. The GRAMMY® Award-winning group’s latest effort is highlighted by singles “Can You Hear Me,” Cold,” and “You’ll Never Find Me,” the latter of which is joined by an official music video. “It continues KORN’s mission of probing the hidden corners and harsh realities of life within a shroud discordant darkness,” declared Noisey with The FADER adding, “KORN have never shied away from innovation… the icons have always looked forward.” Los Angeles Times applauded the “…deep and potent performances from the band, evoking their ever-present rage but also feelings of loss and isolation,” while NME affirmed, “This urgent and important record will ensure the veterans don’t get lost in the shuffle.” Furthermore, KORN recently announced the imminent arrival of their groundbreaking dramatized anthology podcast series, ‘The Nothing,’ which was written and created by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes with KORN. ‘The Nothing,’ a six-part dramatized series, tells the story of journalist Matt Singer who travels to the small town of Wellden, Kansas to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl. He soon discovers not everything is as it seems in the rural community, and finds himself heading into his own heart of darkness. Produced by Elizabeth Mason and directed by Adam Mason (Blood River, The Devil’s Chair), ‘The Nothing’ stars Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers, Fargo, Legion), Darri Ingolfsson (Dexter, Black Antenna) and Mikayla S. Campbell. Fans can subscribe to ‘The Nothing’ NOW with additional details and airdates to be announced in the coming weeks.
About Breaking Benjamin:
Multi-platinum band BREAKING BENJAMIN announced today they will be releasing Aurora, a collection of reimagined songs from the band’s vast catalogue, on January 24, 2020. BREAKING BENJAMIN’s most recent release, EMBER debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and marked the multiplatinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn (Gold), 2009’s Dear Agony (Platinum) at #4 and 2006’s Phobia (Platinum) at #2. Additionally, the band has garnered nine #1 songs at rock radio, has charted Top 10 across numerous countries worldwide and topped #1 charts across multiple genres, including Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. BREAKING BENJAMIN boasts an impressive 6.8 billion combined audio/video streams worldwide with a social imprint of over 6.5MM, a testament to the band’s global influence and loyal fan base.
About BONES UK:
BONES UK consists of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Their self-titled debut album is out now via Sumerian Records. The group confronts everything from the beauty industrial complex to toxic masculinity to music-scene sexism, embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along. True to the L.A.-based band’s anti-conformist spirit, BONES UK unfolds with an entirely uncontainable sound, a riff-heavy collision of rock-and-roll and rough-edged electronic music. After recruiting Filippo (a former classmate of Carmen’s at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey), BONES UK began pushing toward the heady complexity that now defines their music. Joined onstage by their drummer Heavy, BONES UK now see their live set as the ideal medium for their ever-expanding message, a vehicle for both catharsis and transformation.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It’s been a few years since I’ve witnessed Korn in action but I’ve never caught a show by Breaking Benjamin or Bones UK in concert yet. With this run not hitting anywhere in my own region I’ll keep these notes on the brief side. It’s my hope that a second leg with closer to our metropolis shows comes to pass but at the time of this writing its too early to tell. What do those of you in the regions being visited think about this tour? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.