Bakersfield metal icons, KOí¿N have announced a string of UK shows for March 2012. The band’s genre-pushing new album, ‘The Path of Totality’ was released earlier this month and sees the band collaborating with a laundry list of different dubstep artists and producers, to create a whole new sound for the band. The video for current single, ‘Narcissistic Cannibal’ (which is currently on the BBC Radio 1 playlist), can be viewed below:
In a career spanning over 20 years, KOí¿N have sold over 30 million albums globally, won two Grammy Awards and sold-out countless tours around the world. This new direction is a gutsy move given their extraordinarily successful career so far, but shaking things up isn’t something the band shy away from. Frontman Jonathan Davis affirms, “I want to trail-blaze. I want to change things. I want to do things we’re not supposed to do. I want to create art that’s different and not conform to what’s going on. We didn’t make a dubstep album. We made a Korn album.”
Come out and see what that new direction sounds like live, this Spring, at the following venues…
Sun 25th Mar – LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
Mon 26th Mar – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 28th Mar – MANCHESTER Academy
Thu 29th Mar – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sat 31st Mar – BELFAST Mandela Hall
Mon 1st Apr – DUBLIN Olympia
Wed 3rd Apr – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Wed 21st Dec) from box offices, all usual agents and online at www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.ie. You can also buy via the credit card hotlines on 0844 811 0051 (UK mainland dates), 0818 719 330 (Dublin show) and 0818 719 300/0844 277 44 55 (Belfast show).
The album is available in two configurations: as a standard 11 song CD and a special edition CD that includes bonus tracks as well as a DVD of ‘The Encounter’, a full-length video concert of Korn’s once in a lifetime performance in the middle of a 900ft long crop circle in a Bakersfield wheatfield.