KORN will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic third album, “Follow The Leader”, by playing three U.S. shows in late summer: September 12 at the Masonic in San Francisco, September 13 at the Palladium in Los Angeles, and September 15 at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas.
Although it was initially believed that KORN would perform the album in full at those shows, singer Jonathan Davis has confirmed that only the “majority” of the record will be played.
“We’re not gonna do it in its entirety,” Davis told Brent Porche of the 93.3 WMMR radio station (hear audio below). “There’s a couple of songs that are just dumb [laughs], that we don’t wanna play. We were really drunk when we made ’em. But we’re gonna play the majority of the record.”
“Follow The Leader” was a massive commercial breakthrough for KORN, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, selling five million copies in the U.S. and yielding two hits singles in “Got The Life” and “Freak On A Leash”.
Davis told Noisey about the recording of the 1998 LP: “Making that record almost killed me. Our booze and alcohol budget… like, we spent $60,000 on alcohol to make that record. Last record of me getting fucked up, and it was insane.”
Davis recalled that the album was the band’s first without producer Ross Robinson, who had produced KORN‘s first two records. Davis explained: “It was time for us to do different types of songs. And it paid off, man. It worked.”
KORN plans to head out on a full tour of some kind in 2019 and is also working on material for its 13th studio album.