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KornGrammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators KORNJonathan Davis [Vocals], James “Munky” Shaffer [Guitar], Brian “Head” Welch [Guitar], Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu [Bass] and Ray Luzier [Drums]–have announced dates for their upcoming U.S. tour  (full itinerary below) leading into the release of their 11th studio album, THE PARADIGM SHIFT, in stores and via digital retailers on October 8 on Prospect Park. The tour–with support from Asking Alexandria and Love And Death–launches in Philadelphia, PA on September 26 and heads west where the band will finish up in Las Vegas on October 12.  Select venues are announced today with the remainder to be revealed soon.

So far in 2013 the rock luminaries have headlined the sold-out Rock On The Range Festival (over 40,000 in Columbus, OH) and Rocklahoma Festival, played coveted main stage spots at Download (U.K.), Rock am Ring (Germany) and Rock im Park (Germany) and toured Europe. They look forward to taking the new material on the road.

“These shows are for the diehards.  Can’t wait to play the new songs from ‘TPS’ and expect some surprise blasts from the past too because Head’s back!” says front man Jonathan Davis.

The band recently premiered their lyric video for the lead single–“NEVER NEVER,” from THE PARADIGM SHIFT–on which can be viewed here: Look for a full-on video to be revealed soon.

THE PARADIGM SHIFT marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch for his first album with KORN since 2003‘s Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine‘s “Album of the Year.”  THE PARADIGM SHIFT is also KORN’s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park’s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with the band at Buck Owens’ studio in their original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles‘s famed NRG Recording Studios.

KORN’s tour dates are as follows:

Thu 9/26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 9/27 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Sat 9/28 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Mon 9/30 Toronto, ON TBD
Tue 10/1 Detroit, MI TBD
Wed 10/2 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre
Thu 10/3 Minneapolis, MN TBD
Thu 10/10 Los Angeles, CA TBD
Sat 10/12 Las Vegas, NV TBD

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