Korns' New Album "The Serenity of Suffering" enters Billboard 200 at 4 and #1 on both top rock albums and hard rock album charts.
Top 10 entry falls right behind career number for The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Dave Mathews Band, Santana, Van Morrison and equaling Led Zeppelin!!!
As one of the biggest names in both rock and metal music, KORN's accolades are unparalleled. With 40+ million in career spanning album sales, two Grammy Awards, almost 15 million social media followers between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and over 22 years of non-stop touring sold-out arenas and headlining festivals, the band that forged a distinctive blend of rock and metal, which continues to be celebrated by fans two decades later, mark the October 21 release of their 12th studio album THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING (Roadrunner Records) by entering at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on both the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Current Albums chart.
With the release of THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING, KORN join an elite group of rock bands to achieve multiple placements in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 with 10 albums on the chart. According to Billboard, "Korn's top 10 count on the Billboard 200 is now equal to Led Zeppelin. The only rock bands with more top 10s are The Rolling Stones (with 36), The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (15), Santana (14) and Van Halen (14)."
Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), THE SERENITY OF SUFFERINGwas heralded byThe Observer(10/21/16)as "...the band's most intense release in a decade." It'shighlighted by a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of front man Jonathan Davis' most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression. It findsKORN-who is also James "Munky" Shaffer (guitar), Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (bass), Brian "Head" Welch (guitar) and Ray Luzier (drums)--harnessing all the anger, power and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago with such tracks as "Rotting In Vain," "Take Me," "Insane" and "A Different World" featuring Corey Taylor.
KORN's complete tour routing is:
DATE LOCATION VENUE
SAT 12/3 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
MON 12/12 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
WED 12/14 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
THU 12/15 Birmingham, UK Barclaycard Arena
FRI12/16 London, UK SSE Arena, Wembley
SUN 12/18 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
MON 12/19 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
SAT 3/11 Zurich, Switzerland Samsung Hall
SUN 3/12 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
WED 3/15 Lisbon, Portugal Campo Pequeno
FRI 3/17 Madrid, Spain Barclaycard Center
SAT 3/18 Barcelona, Spain Sant Jordi Club
MON 3/20 Paris, France Zénith de Paris
TUE 3/21 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
WED 3/22 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 Poppodium
FRI 3/24 Stuttgart, Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
SAT 3/25 Düsseldorf, Germany Mitsubishi Electric Halle
MON 3/27 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
TUE 3/28 Berlin, Germany Velodrom
THU 3/30 Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlín
FRI 3/31 Warsaw, Poland Torwar
SUN 4/2 Munchen, Germany Zenith
MON 4/3 Wien, Austria Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer
TUE 4/4 Bratislava, SK Aegon Arena NTC
Since forming in 1993, the iconic hard rock band KORN have sold nearly 40 million albums, toured the world dozens of times, and set records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu on bass ushered in the new wave of metal music in the '90s with their self-titled debut in 1994 and 1996's Life is Peachy, but have ridden that wave to even greater success and higher artistic water marks. The band have battled personal demons and addictions but have found their way through to the other side. And now, highlighted by the force of drummer Ray Luzier, a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of Davis's most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression, the new album The Serenity of Suffering finds KORN harnessing all the anger, power, and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago.