Family Values Delayed Further

Rap-rock package tour now not expected till at least spring, and possibly fall, according to organizers.

Anyone longing for a return to Family Values will have to wait a little — or maybe a lot — longer.

After previously eyeing a January launch, organizers of the Family Values tour now say it will be at least spring if not fall before the third edition of the rap-rock package outing hits the road.

"We'll do it when the timing's just right," organizer John Scher said Friday (January 26). "There are no definitive plans right now. It still could happen in the spring, but it's more likely for the fall."

Organizers initially had pushed the tour back from its usual autumn takeoff because of heavy fall touring traffic.

Scher would not divulge any possible headliners but said interest in the tour remains high among name bands that fit the Family Values profile.

When the tour is up and running, Scher said the third run will hold true to the vision of of its co-founders Korn. "The concept of Family Values remains true to how it was invented by Korn, their management The Firm, and our company [Metropolitan Entertainment]," he said. "This is really a genre and an attitude that Korn invented."

Family Values' inaugural run in 1998 featured headliners Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rammstein, Orgy and Ice Cube. Limp Bizkit topped the 1999 trek, which featured a varying lineup that included Filter, Staind, Crystal Method, Run-D.M.C., Mobb Deep and Method Man/Redman. The second tour grossed almost twice as much as the first, according to Pollstar.

Korn bassist Fieldy said last week that he didn't think the absence of a Family Values in 2000 left any real void, as similar-minded tours cropped up in its wake. But there's plenty of room for it to return, he said. "It's all good. We can't always be on it, but we're going to keep throwing it every year."

Fieldy said he didn't know who will headline the next trek but said his hip-hop side project, Fieldy's Dreams, may make an appearance on the tour.