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UnRated Magazine Review: Jonathan Davis Bus Trip and Thoughts
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Korn at work on New Studio Album

Korn at work on New Studio Album

Jonathan Davis Bus Trip and Thoughts

By Publicity Release
Photos by Adam Bielawski

"I like being on the bus--it triggers me to write", says KORN frontman JONATHAN DAVIS, just back from three weeks in a tour bus. There were no KORN gigs along the way on this trip; DAVIS wanted to get away from the familiar surroundings of Los Angeles and open up his head--you know, get the shit out--while on the road.

"I’m writing about what’s going on in my life right now. I can really open up and look inside myself when I get out of my home element. Being on the road helps". The experience paid off, as DAVIS came up with an array of lyrics and melodies for the music that he and his KORN bandmates--guitarists MUNKY and HEAD, bassist FIELDY and drummer DAVID SILVERIA--initially laid down. The results will be on KORN’s self-produced forthcoming album, due later this year, with DAVIS citing a more raw approach--it sounds brutal and very heavy.

Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Florida were all stops along DAVIS’ tour of America. While in Florida, DAVIS went fishing and, for the first time, hunting. "I shot a boar hog. I gutted it and kept the head, which I’m putting in my office. I gave the meat away to the people at the ranch where we were staying. Hunting cleared my mind. I don’t know why, it just did".

DAVIS will get back on the bus in late June, this time for KORN’s summer concert tour. They’re on the mainstage on this summer’s Ozzfest starting June 28 in San Antonio and wrapping August 28 in West Palm Beach. Along the way, KORN will be headlining a series of off dates. For up to the minute information on KORN, visit www.korn.com.

The current tour schedule is as follows:
Date&nsp; City  Venue

Sat 6/28 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 6/29 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
Mon 6/30 Lubbock, TX Canyon Amphitheatre *
Wed 7/2 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Thu 7/3 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
Sat 7/5 Los Angeles, CA Hyundai Pavilion
Mon 7/8 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 7/9 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 7/11 St. Helens, OR Columbia Meadows/KUFO **
Sat 7/12 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tue 7/15 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Wed 7/16 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre *
Thu 7/17 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Sat 7/19 Minneapolis, MN Float-Rite Park
Sun 7/20 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
Tue 7/22 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Thu 7/24 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 7/25 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 7/26 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium *
Wed 7/30 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Thu 7/31 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 8/2 Milwaukee, WI Alpine Valley
Sun 8/3 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheatre
Tue 8/5 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain
Thu 8/7 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Waterfront
Fri 8/8 Wantaugh, NY Jones Beach *
Sat 8/9 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
Mon 8/11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes
Thu 8/14 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
Fri 8/15 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
Sat 8/16 London, ONT Labatt Blue Hometown Bash **
Mon 8/18 New York, NY PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue 8/19 New York, NY PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu 8/21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
Fri 8/22 Washington, D.C. Nissan Pavilion
Sun 8/24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 8/26 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
Wed 8/27 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live *
Thu 8/28 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat 8/30 Denver, CO Red Rocks/Coors Light Mountain Jam **

* denotes a Headlining date
** non-Ozzfest date



RELATED LINKS
Photo Gallery from Chicago Aragon Tour, November 15, 2002
December 2002 Article