Korn, Evanescence to Headline Family Values 2007
HELLYEAH and Atreyu join Korn for some family fun.
Multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning hard rock bands Korn and Evanescence will co-headline the 2007 Family Values Tour, with Atreyu, HELLYEAH, Flyleaf, Trivium and others joining them on the main stage. The tour launches on July 20 in St. Louis, MO. Concert producer Live Nation will once again be on board to bring fans the multi-city trek through North America and, for the second year in a row, the cheapest lawn ticket of the summer ($9.99). Additional bands and details will be announced shortly.
Korn, along with management company the Firm created and the Family Values Tour in 1998, and last year's outing catapulted the festival back into the spotlight of summer tours with fans turning out in record numbers (over 400,000 tickets sold) for the hard hitting lineup and the fan friendly ticket prices.
“The fans really made last year's tour incredible, so we just had to do it again this year,” says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “We could not be more excited about this year's lineup!”
”We are very psyched to see some of our favorite bands and getting all of our fans together for this amazing festival,” says Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee.
Regarding the $9.99 lawn seat price, Jonathan Davis commented, “It's important to us that we do all we can to have a great lineup and make this tour affordable. Live music should be something that all of us should be able to share together. The success of last year's tour proves we can make a difference. I believe it has already had an effect on a lot of other tours, and that's cool!”
The Family Values Tour will hit the following cities (dates and venues to be announced): St. Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Camden, NJ; Boston, MA; Washington DC; Hartford, CT; Buffalo, NY; Detroit, MI; Toronto, ON; Pittsburgh, PA; Scranton, PA; East Rutherford, NJ; Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonia, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Kansas City, MO; Denver, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; Bakersfield, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Irvine, CA
About the Family Values Tour:
The tour launched September 22, 1998 with a bill headlined by Korn and performances from Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy. 1999's lineup featured headliners Limp Bizkit, along with Filter, the Crystal Method, Primus, Staind, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule and Method Man & Redman. Korn also made surprise appearances at a few dates. Beyond the live touring aspect, the debut outing of The Family Values Tour spawned a Gold-certified live album and Platinum-certified companion home video. This was followed in spring 2000 with the second live disc and long-form home video. The 2001 trek featured Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X and Deadsy. In 1998, the Los Angeles Times noted that the tour "certainly proved to be one of the rock spectacles of the year," while the New York Daily News said it "created a bold new profile for hard guitar bands."
Grammy-winning rock band Korn has sold more than 30 million albums and received widespread critical acclaim for its music. Korn have redefined the parameters of heavy music, revolutionizing the genre by matching unsettling guitar textures and volcanic rhythms with jagged, introspective lyrics and intense vocals. Korn is known for its extensive live touring schedule and riveting live performances. Korn's most recent album, MTV Unplugged, had a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200.
Korn will be touring in support of its yet-to-be-titled second release on Virgin Records, which is due to hit streets in July, and its highly successful Top 10 debuting release, MTV Unplugged, which contains the hit duet with Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee, “Freak on a Leash,” and also features a collaboration with the Cure.