Korn Announce Tour Dates While Surrounded By Dead Celebrities

Band held press conference Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

LOS ANGELES — A few months after playing an in-flight concert above the Atlantic, Korn made another atypical appearance on Friday, visiting the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a vintage hearse.

Actually, considering singer Jonathan Davis is a former coroner's assistant and it happened to be Friday the 13th, maybe it wasn't that unusual. (Click for photos.)

"We want to wake the spirits," Davis deadpanned as he took the stage with his bandmates to announce the See You on the Other Side tour, a trek that will take Korn across North America from late February to early April.

"It's going to be very theatric, more of an event, more of an experience," Davis told MTV News after the press conference, noting that the details were being kept under wraps. "We're gonna be playing a lot of new songs, songs we haven't played in real long time, variations of songs we've always played."

"It's gonna be the longest set we've ever played," guitarist Munky added. "A light and sound spectacular."

The outing will also be Korn's first in North America without former guitarist Head, who left the band last year for the church. In his place will be Otep's Rob Patterson, although the band said concertgoers might not even know he's there.

"I worked out a lot of those glitches [of being without Head] on a European tour last year," Munky said. "Rob is doing rhythm stuff and filling out those backgrounds, making everything sound real thick."

Mudvayne and 10 Years, both handpicked by Korn and hitting the road with the band for the first time, will be opening on the six-week arena tour. The trek kicks off February 24 in Bakersfield, California, where Korn formed in the early '90s.

"We've never kicked off a tour in our hometown like that, with the rehearsals and all the things you have to do," Davis said. "It's been a long time since we've played there, too, so it will be cool to hang out with our families."

"They gave us a key awhile ago and now we want the whole county," added bassist Fieldy.

"Actually, give us Korn Street please," Davis pleaded. "Korn Court. Korn Alley. Korn Circle. It don't matter."

Before hitting the road, Korn will shoot a video for See You on the Other Side's second single, "Coming Undone" (see "Korn Expanding 'Twisted' Video With Snoop, Lil Jon Into 'Spinal Tap'-Style Film"). Davis refused to reveal details but said it's going to go in a totally different direction from "Twisted Transistor."

Korn tour dates, according to a band spokesperson (venues TBA):

  • 2/24 - Bakersfield, CA

  • 2/25 - Reno, NV

  • 2/26 - San Jose, CA

  • 2/28 - Sacramento, CA

  • 3/2 - Portland, OR

  • 3/4 - Vancouver, BC

  • 3/5 - Tacoma, WA

  • 3/6 - Boise, ID

  • 3/8 - Denver, CO

  • 3/10 - El Paso, TX

  • 3/11 - Albuquerque, NM

  • 3/12 - Phoenix, AZ

  • 3/14 - Las Vegas, NV

  • 3/15 - San Diego, CA

  • 3/16 - Long Beach, CA

  • 3/20 - Orlando, FL

  • 3/21 - Jacksonville, FL

  • 3/22 - Charlotte, NC

  • 3/24 - TBA

  • 3/25 - Baltimore, MD

  • 3/26 - Lewiston, ME

  • 3/28 - East Rutherford, NJ

  • 3/30 - Chicago, IL

  • 3/31 - Milwaukee, WI

  • 4/1 - St. Paul, MN

  • 4/3 - Youngstown, OH

  • 4/4 - Toronto, ON