DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2005
TO DESCEND ON NEW YORK CITY
WITH SPECIAL PRE-ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM;
BAND TO MAKE
“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” DEBUT
The mighty KOЯN will descend on New York City Tuesday, November 29 for a very special pre-album release show at Hammerstein Ballroom, where they last tore off the roof back in 2002.
This show marks the first U.S. concert where the trend-setting modern rock pioneers–JONATHAN DAVIS, JAMES “MUNKY” SHAFFER, FIELDY and DAVID SILVERIA–will perform material in the U.S. from their upcoming album SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE, due out December 6. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, November 12.
Meanwhile, look for the band to make their first-ever performance in a U.S. television studio November 19 on “Saturday Night Live,” performing their blazing single “Twisted Transistor.” The track was the most added at active, mainstream and alternative radio across the country, and is now Top 10 @ Active & Mainstream Rock, as well as the #2 most-requested song at KROQ/LA. It’s taken from their seventh studio album in a catalog that has already produced 25 million in sales. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE represents KORN’s first release via a unique global partnership with EMI/Virgin Records. This innovative multiple rights joint venture deal is among the first of its kind in the music industry.
For the “Twisted Transistor” clip, KOЯN creatively teamed with director Dave Meyers and made good on their promise to shake up the music video format with the seven-and-a-half-minute visual extravaganza. KOЯN decided to call upon their friends to become, well, the members of KOЯN for this mini-movie. Imagine this: hip-hop titans Lil Jon as JONATHAN DAVIS, Snoop Dogg as JAMES “MUNKY” SHAFFER, Xzibit as FIELDY and David Banner as DAVID SILVERIA. And they did their homework, studying the stage moves and idiosyncrasies of the four members of KOЯN to create spot-on portrayals that give fans an inside look at the four distinct personalities that make up the band.
Produced by JONATHAN DAVIS along with The Matrix and Atticus Ross, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE is the most revolutionary KOЯN album since their debut…a barb-wired, bastard son of blinding musical fury, dark and twisted lyrical candor, and searing, sociopathic tendencies. It’s the culmination of everything KOЯN have come to represent musically, morphed with an industrial-strength alter ego that’s been suppressed—until now. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE is more than the evolution of KOЯN, it’s an evolution of heavy.
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