2018 is going to be a quiet year for Korn, but 2019 will be an epic year with the possibility of the Family Values tour returning.
Recently playing the Australian leg of the Download Festival, Korn have no plans for any touring for the rest of the year besides three american dates that are confirmed. Speaking recently with Fox 17‘s ‘Rock & Review‘ though, Brian “Head” Welch stated of the band’s current touring plans:
“Actually, we went to Australia and Japan. It was amazing. We played Download Festival with Prophets Of Rage… And then we played in Japan a few shows. So now we’re taking time off. We’re writing more music. We’re doing only four shows this year in America. Three… L.A., Vegas, San Francisco—that’s it. We’ve got some plans to resurrect some cool tour plans next year, 2019. But it’s cool to have time off.”
Could it be… Family Values
What could this resurrection be? The biggest tour Korn was apart of (besides the epic tour alongside Slipknot), was of course the Family Values tour. The travelling circus brought out hard hitters like Rammstein, Ice Cube, Stone Temple Pilots and introduced the world to bands like Limp Bizkit, Orgy and Staind. The Family Values tour toured America from 1998 to 2001 and briefly came back in 2006 and 2007 then a one off date in 2013.
What are Korn up to in 2018 then?
Currently Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is out on the road promoting his upcoming solo release, “Black Labrinth” which is out May 25th of Sumerian Records. Drummer Ray Luzier will also be drumming for the upcoming tour. The rest of the band have also started working on the band’s next release. With reports of the band working with John Feldman (The Used, 5 Seconds of Summer) it would be quite interesting to see what direction the band take.
Besides working on a new record, Brian “Head” Welch has released a new documentary called “Loud Krazy Love”. Based on being a single dad after leaving Korn and kicking a drug addiction, the movie talks about dealing with Head’s life with fame, poverty, depression and family life. Watch the video below on more information about the documentary.
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