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Korn announces new tour

Korn (2008) Korn will return to the road this spring after lining up plans to begin work on a new studio album.

The group kicks off the outing April 25 in Tucson, AZ, with the 23-city trek coming to a close May 31 in Des Moines, IA. Dates are included below.

The band is working on its ninth studio album, and the first since new drummer Ray Luzier signed on as a fulltime group member. Luzier has been touring with Korn since the 2006 departure of original drummer David Silveria.

Ross Robinson, who helmed the band's first two albums, will produce the still-untitled new album, according to The Pulse of Radio. The group's frontman, Jonathan Davis told the radio service that the group intends to go retro on the new record.

"It's gonna be very raw, it's gonna be old school like the first Korn records," he said. "Basically, it's gonna be recorded as a four-piece band, with just [guitarist James] Munky [Shaffer] on guitars and [bassist Reginald] Fieldy [Arvizu] and Ray and me. We really want to go back to that old-school vibe. It was just really intense and emotional and, you know, I have a lot of built-up aggression toward certain things that I need to get out for this record."

April 2009
25 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Electric Park
26 - Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center
27 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
29 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
30 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Center

May 2009
2 - Memphis, TN - Tom Lee Park
4 - Belton, TX - Bell County Expo
5 - Midland, TX - Midland Horseshoe Arena
6 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
8 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater
9 - Frisco, TX - Pizza Hut Park
10 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
12 - Sioux Falls, SD - Canaries Stadium
13 - Duluth, MN - DECC Arena
15 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
16 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium
18 - Rochester, NY - Armory
19 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
21 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
22 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
23 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook
30 - Kansas City, MO - Rockfest
31 - Des Moines, IA - Balloon Classic Field

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Tags:  KornRay LuzierDavid Silveria  

    April 10, 2009

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