KoRn hits the road with Chevelle and Code Orange for a 19-date tour in support of their latest album, Requiem.
Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center was the second stop on KoRn’s current tour that kicked off on the previous evening in Springfield, MO. The Bakersfield, California quintet are once again out on the road, this time in support of their fourteenth studio album, Requiem, released on February 4, 2022, via Loma Vista and Concord. Supporting acts for the tour are Chevelle and Code Orange.
Code Orange opened their set with a vengeance, showcasing a new single, “Out for Blood”. The Pittsburgh sextet has crafted their unique blend of hardcore punk and metalcore, along with elements from industrial and electronica, into a sound that channels fury and chaos into a powerful sonic kick to the head. Frontman Jami Morgan has stepped out from behind the drumkit to stand front and center as the band’s primary vocalist. Filling in touring duties on the drums is Max Portnoy of Tallah. Following the opening song, the band dived into the title track from their 3rd studio album, 2017’s Forever. The bulk of the set consisted mainly of five selections from their most recent 2020 release, Underneath. The band wrapped up the evening with “Spy”, a crowd favorite from Forever, quickly followed by another brutal track from Underneath, “Swallowing the Rabbit Whole”.
Next up was Chevelle, and I have to say that I’ve seen this band play live on several occasions, but tonight’s performance was probably their best. Opening with “An Island” followed by “Door to Door Cannibals”, the crowd’s immediate reaction of approval was drastically louder and more positive than during the opening act. The setlist spanned several albums in the discography, reaching back to 2002’s Wonder What’s Next with crowd-favorites like “Send the Pain Below” and the classic hit “The Red”. Other highlights included “Face to the Floor” and “The Clincher”. The inclusion of tracks from their most recent studio album, 2021’s Niratias, was rather light with only two tracks, “Self Destructor” and the finale “Mars Simula”.
After a brief interlude to set the stage for the headliner, it was time for the main event to begin, as metal heavyweights, KoRn began their extended set with “Forgotten”, a new track off their recently released full-length effort, Requiem. Without delay, the group quickly followed up with audience sing-along favorites “Got the Life” and “Here to Stay.”
Frontman Jonathan Davis sounded better than ever on tracks like “Falling Away from Me”, “Coming Undone”, and “Freak on a Leash”. And while fans did not get a chance to see founding member Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu play bass on this tour, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Díaz has been filling in the bottom end on the road. The heavy low-end groove on another new track, “Worst Is on Its Way”, proved that Díaz can handle the five-string bass duties.
Closing the show with an extended encore “mini-set”, the band played condensed versions of “It’s On,” “Trash,” “Did My Time,” and “Twist”, followed by the always catchy “A.D.I.D.A.S.” Reaching deep into their discography to end the evening with two from the 1994 self-titled debut album. First up was “Clown”, followed by a drum solo from Ray Luzier, leading into confetti and streamer canons kicking off the finale and the track that started it all, “Blind”, from the band’s 1994 debut album Korn.
There are still plenty of dates left on the tour. Be sure to check out KoRn if they come to a venue near you.
5 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
7 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
8 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
10 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
11 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
13 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
15 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
16 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
19 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
20 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
22 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
23 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
25 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
26 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
29 Madison, WI – The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
31 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
1 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena