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Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1992. The current band line up includes five members: Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu, Brian Welch and Ray Luzier. The band was formed as an expansion of L.A.P.D. They have collaborated with musicians such as Chino Moreno from Deftones, Fred Durst from nu metal band Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from The Pharcyde, Skrillex and Nas.

The band released their first demo album, Neidermeyer's Mind, in 1993. Their debut album, Korn was released in 1994, where they featured the same musicians that had performed on Neidermeyer's Mind. The band began recording Life Is Peachy in April 1996, and released it on October 15, 1996. Follow the Leader is recognized as Korn's mainstream breakthrough, peaking at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1998, along with the following album, Issues in 1999. The band released Untouchables on June 11, 2002, and later released Take a Look in the Mirror on November 21, 2003, both peaking in the top ten of the Billboard 200. Their first compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol 1, peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. See You on the Other Side was released on December 6, 2005, and Korn's untitled album was released nearly two years later on July 31, 2007. Korn III: Remember Who You Are, the band's ninth studio album, was released July 13, 2010 via Roadrunner Records. In 2011, they released an album called The Path of Totality and with the album, they added sounds and instruments of dubstep with their nu metal sound.

The Get Up! Songfacts reports that Korn's 10th studio album, The Path Of Totality was produced by various dubstep, drum and bass, and electro house artists due to the band's desire to fuse their traditional sound with electronic elements. released on December 2, 2011 in Europe and December 6, 2011 in the US. Davis explained the album title: "The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That's how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I'm not sure it could ever happen again."

Korn currently has over 36 singles, over 25 of which have charted. The band has over 5 video albums and over 34 music videos.

Korn has sold over 19 million albums in the US, and over 40 million worldwide. Ten of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five. Eight of those releases are certified Platinum by the RIAA, and one is certified Gold. Korn have also earned seven Grammy nominations — two of which they have won (for "Freak on a Leash" and "Here to Stay").

Korn say they will release a new album soon in 2013, saying it will be aggressive, heavy and having "in your face!" vocals and to sound like their roots. Brain Welch also says he will perform at some concerts with them in January 2013. He also says he will later on rejoin the band. But he left the band originally to rededicate his life back to Christianity. While David, left and opened a bar in Bakersfield, California.

They were the first band to be labeled as nu metal, people say they were starting the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Alongside this genre, the band has also been labeled as heavy metal, rap metal, funk metal, groove metal, rap rock, alternative metal and industrial metal. Their debut album mixed metal with grunge and hip-hop. Their lyrics focus mostly on stuff like personal alienation, pain, social anger, issues, memories, personal views and thoughts and sometimes revenge. In Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk, Korn was marked as the third biggest nu metal band in the world. The band, especially their frontman Jonathan have rejected the metal label. Although Munky said he never considered the band as nu metal. In their Issues album, they reduced slightly the rap sounds they had, but returned to it with Take a Look in the Mirror going back to their roots and being very aggressive, but with See You On the Other Side, they took influences from industrial metal but went back to the sound of Untouchables and Issues with their Untitled album. These are examples of their musical style and direction.

Former Members

Brian Welch – guitars, backing vocals (1992–2005) David Silveria – drums, percussion (1992–2006) Genre: Nu metal Labels: Immortal Records, Roadrunner Records Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Korn Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00PM Korn @ Live Curitiba in Curitiba, Brazil Curitiba, Brazil
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00PM Korn @ Pepsi On Stage in Porto Alegre, Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Paternal, Argentina Paternal, Argentina
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00PM Korn @ Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00PM Korn @ Charlotte Motor Speedway in Kannapolis, NC Kannapolis, NC
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12:00PM Korn @ The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD Silver Spring, MD
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ The Paramount in Huntington, NY Huntington, NY
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:00PM Korn @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:59PM Korn @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO Maryland Heights, MO
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:00PM Korn @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO Maryland Heights, MO
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN Memphis, TN
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN Nashville, TN
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00PM Korn @ Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH Columbus, OH
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH Columbus, OH
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH Columbus, OH
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA Mountain View, CA
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, UT West Valley City, UT
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA Chula Vista, CA
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ The Forum in Inglewood, CA Inglewood, CA
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA Mountain View, CA
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:40PM Korn @ White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA Auburn, WA
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID Nampa, ID
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre in Pocatello, ID Pocatello, ID
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00PM Korn @ Cadott in Cadott, WI Cadott, WI
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI Oshkosh, WI
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12:00PM Korn @ Chicago Open Air Festival ( July 14-16) in Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00AM Korn @ Rock Fest - 24447 County Hwy S in Cadott, WI Cadott, WI
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:00PM Korn @ Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL Bridgeview, IL
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse, NY Syracuse, NY
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA Mansfield, MA
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:30PM Korn @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME Bangor, ME
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ The Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT Hartford, CT
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ Camden, NJ
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ Holmdel, NJ
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN Noblesville, IN
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI Clarkston, MI
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Kortrijk festival area in Kortrijk, Belgium Kortrijk, Belgium
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Airport Hildesheim in Hildesheim, Germany Hildesheim, Germany
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00PM Korn @ Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:00PM Korn @ Summerbreeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:00PM Korn @ Z7 Konzertfabrik in Pratteln, Switzerland Pratteln, Switzerland
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:00PM Korn @ SAARLANDHALLE SAARBRUCKEN in Saarbrucken, Germany Saarbrucken, Germany
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Square Bayard in Charleville MÉziÈres, France Charleville MÉziÈres, France
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:30PM Korn @ High Elevation Rock Festival: Fiddlers Green Amphitheater in Greenwood Village, CO Greenwood Village, CO
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00PM Korn @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, CO Englewood, CO
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00AM Korn @ Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, OH

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