Korn's Family Values Tour Ready To Roll This Fall

Bill assembled by thrash-metal band will first visit 10 towns from New York to Minnesota.

As most summer festival tours are winding down, thrash-metal band Korn have

announced the first 10 dates of their fall traveling hard-rock show, known as the Family

Values Tour.

Fans that attend the opening show at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., on Sept.

22 will get the first sampling of what the members of Korn intend to make an annual


The anticipated 30 dates of the tour, an alternative show for metal fans uninspired by the

popular Ozzfest tour, will bring together modern metal bands Korn, Limp Bizkit and Orgy,

as well as rapper Ice Cube. German industrial-rockers Rammstein -- a Korn favorite --

are also on-board as a late replacement for Rob Zombie, who was removed from the

lineup after a disagreement with festival producers.

The tour will head from upstate New York to Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,

Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, for starters. More dates are still to be


"[Rammstein are] blowing up now, like the new Ministry," Korn singer Jonathan Davis,

27, said. "We thought it would be better for 'Family Values' since they're up-and-coming

and all that. They don't even speak English and stuff, so that's gonna be fun, too. And

that f---er [Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann] sets himself on fire. It's just gonna be a

good time."

The festival came together as a result of painstaking plans by Korn and their

management company The Firm, according to the band's bassist, Fieldy (born Reginald


"We've been trying to get it together forever," said Fieldy, 28. "We just haven't had the

right bands. Or we had one of the right bands, [but] not enough for a festival. The ones

that we wanted to take out were either busy working on albums or already on another

tour. But now we've got all the bands together and it's so good."

While Korn co-manager Jeff Kwatinetz predicted the festival would be devoid of the

standard trinkets and T-shirts that clutter the venues of other large package tours, he

expressed his certainty that there would be plenty to grab fans' attention.

"I think ['Family Values'] kind-of brings back what Lollapalooza was originally shooting

for [before] it turned out to be a corporate deal later," Kwatinetz said. "There's nothing

out there that can compete with this tour. The organizing principle is bringing rock back

to arenas and giving kids a lot for their money. It will be a sight-and-sound


Family Values Tour Dates:

Sept. 22; Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena

Sept. 23; Worcester, Mass., Centrum

Sept. 25; East Rutherford, N.J., Continental Airline Arena

Sept. 26; Philadelphia, Pa., CoreStates Spectrum

Sept. 27; Cleveland, Ohio, CSU Pavilion

Sept. 29; Pittsburgh, Pa., Pittsburgh Civic Arena

Sept. 30; Auburn Hills, Mich., Palace Of Auburn Hills

Oct. 2; Milwaukee, Wis., Milwaukee Arena

Oct. 3; Rosemont, Ill., Rosemont Horizon

Oct. 4; Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center