Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Disturbed, Korn lead Music as a Weapon 5 tour

Disturbed will headline the fifth edition of the Monster Energy-sponsored Music as a Weapon Tour, which gets underway Jan. 14 and will visit 45 "non-major" markets, according to a press release.

"Both bands just finished great tours," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, in a press release, said of the tour's genesis. "We headlined Mayhem and Disturbed headlined Uproar. The Disturbed guys came out to see us play in Chicago and we got to talking about doing something together.

We both decided that as cool as those types of tours are, they usually only hit major markets, and we both agreed that a lot of our fans just don't live in those cities, etc., so we thought it would be cool to team up, put a big show together, and hit every great place that those big tours never get to."

About 20 North American dates have been long-established so far, and shows currently stretch into early February. More cities will be announced. Tickets for the tour's first leg will go on sale over the Dec. 4 weekend, and the first 1,000 tickets sold for each show during the initial onsale weekend will be offered at a $5 discount.

"A lot of promoters only offer discounted tickets a day or two previous to the actual show date," Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan said in a press release. "We wanted to do something for the fans that are buying their tickets as soon as they go on sale. To offer a discount frank made the most sense to us."

Disturbed is touring behind the band's new album, "Asylum," which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart in September. It was the band's fourth successive studio album to enter the chart at No. 1. Korn's latest release, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are," debuted at No. 2 on the chart earlier this year.


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