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27 Sep

Korn Announce US Tour, Post "Reconciliation" DVD Teasers

It’s difficult to go anywhere these days and not see or hear about Ray Luzier and Korn.  The hard rock legends, Korn, are gearing up for another complete rock-world takeover with their new album, The Paradigm Shift, and, thanks to their incredible popularity and the insanely high anticipation leading up to the new album, the band has been plastered throughout every online music website, multiple magazine covers, and continually invading radio airwaves with their new single, “Never Never”.  The Paradigm Shift stands as the 11th studio release in Korn’s remarkable career and is scheduled to hit the shelves on October 8th, with the hit single “Never Never”, which currently resides at the No. 6 position on the Billboard Active Rock Charts, serving as the debut track to the band’s latest collection of guaranteed hits.  To the absolute delight of their massive fan base, the Grammy Award winning, multiplatinum selling hard rock pioneers have also announced a DVD which will be included in the deluxe edition of The Paradigm Shift.  The DVD, titled “Reconciliation”, will show some behind the scenes of The Paradigm Shift recording/writing sessions, along with interviews with the members of Korn discussing how the album came to be, and the welcoming back of Korn’s original guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch.  The three trailers for the forthcoming “Reconciliation” DVD can be found below, and the deluxe edition of The Paradigm Shift is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now.
As if that wasn’t enough great news for the Korn Faithful, the band has also announced an upcoming co-headlining tour, teaming up with Rob Zombie for the ‘Night of the Living Dreads Tour’.  This fall trek is scheduled to land in 17 select cities throughout nearly 4 weeks, kicking off at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, on November 3rd, and will continue to wind its way around North America before coming to a close at the Bethlehem Events Center, in Bethlehem, PA, on November 26th.  Korn’s full list of tour dates can be found below.

For drummers, the release of The Paradigm Shift, the accompanying “Reconciliation” DVD, and the plethora of upcoming tour dates brings the excitement of witnessing the impeccable drumming of, Pearl artist, Ray Luzier, and his endless supply of drum mastery.  Since joining Korn back in 2008, Ray Luzier has become one of the premier drummers in the rock genre, bringing his well-studied and perfectly performed chops, mixed in with diversely creative and sometimes-even-odd backbeats to the unmistakable and ground-breaking sound of Korn.  Throughout Ray’s seemingly endless world travels- playing in a different city, to a different sold out crowd, on different stage, night after night- there does remain one constant in the always changing, very challenging and constantly demanding touring life: The full bodied and well rounded tones of Ray’s Reference Series drums.  Ray Luzier has relied on the innovative technology behind Pearl’s Reference Series line since joining the Pearl Family back in 2010.  Due to the varying components and individuality found in each drum in the Reference Series line- varying bearing edges, wood combinations, and shell thicknesses- as explained in the Reference Series Recipe, Ray is able to achieve the exact tones needed to give Korn their signature sound, both in the studio and on the stage.  On the upcoming ‘Night of the Living Dreads Tour’, and as seen in the band’s official video for “Never Never”, Ray is currently slamming away on a gorgeous Natural Maple Reference Series drum kit, complete with custom sized toms and topped off and accented with black hardware.  Ray’s current specs are as follow:

Reference Series:
Natural Maple (102)
w/ black hardware

24x18 bass drum x2
10x8 rack tom
13x8 rack tom
16x16 floor tom
18x18 floor tom (left)
20x14 gong drum
14x6.5 Reference Series snare drum
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum

For the latest news and information on Ray Luzier and Korn, and the pre-order Korn’s new album, The Paradigm Shift, please be sure to visit the band’s official website,  Also be sure to check out the teasers for Korn’s forthcoming “Reconciliation” DVD, and the band’s official video for the hit single, “Never Never”- all of which can be found below.

Korn: 2013 Fall Tour dates
09.26. Electric Factory- Philadelphia, PA
09.27. Roseland Ballroom- New York, NY
09.28. The Palladium- Worcester, MA
09.30. Sound Academy- Toronto, ON
10.01. The Fillmore- Detroit, MI
10.02. Riviera Theatre- Chicago, IL
10.03. The Myth- St. Paul, MN
10.05. 1st Bank Center- Broomfield, CO
10.10. The Wiltern- Los Angeles, CA
10.11. Big Fresno Fair- Fresno, CA
10.12. The Pearl Concert Theater- Las Vegas, NV
10.25. Verizon Theatre- Grand Prairie, TX
10.26. Socorro Entertainment Center- Socorro, TX

Night of the Living Dreads Tour (co-headlining w/ Rob Zombie)
11.03. Grand Sierra Resort- Reno, NV
11.05. Yakima Valley SunDome- Yakima, WA
11.06. The Butte Civic Center- Butte, MT
11.07. Maverik Center- West Valley City, UT
11.09. Bismarck Civic Center- Bismarck, ND
11.10. Rushmore Plaza Arena- Rapid City, SD
11.12. Casper Events Center Arena- Casper, WY
11.13. Tyson Event Center- Sioux City, IA
11.15. Chesapeake Energy Arena- Oklahoma City, OK
11.16. Kay Yeager Coliseum- Wichita Falls, TX
11.17. Concrete Street Amphitheatre- Corpus Christi TX
11.19. O'Reilly Family Center- Springfield, MO
11.20. US Cellular Center- Cedar Rapids, IA
11.22. DeltaPlex Arena- Grand Rapids, MI
11.23. Big Sandy Superstore Arena- Huntington, WV
11.24. Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN
11.26. Bethlehem Events Center- Bethlehem, PA