On April 19 a star-studded “Halloween in Spring Costume Ball” at the infamous Hollywood Forever Cemetery will celebrate the announcement of the tour. In 2006, the second annual kick-off event drew rockers and Hollywood stars alike as Axl Rose, Avenged Sevenfold, Jessica Alba, and others.
The 2006 Family Values Tour catapulted the festival back into the spotlight of summer tours with over 400,000 tickets sold. Through their partnership with Live Nation the 2006’s The Family Values Tour featured $9.99 lawn tickets and value-priced seating at every outdoor amphitheatre stop.
Korn also announced today that top rock drummer Joey Jordison from Slipknot will be their special guest drummer for this summer’s tour as well as for their European festival shows in June and July. Jonathan Davis said, “Joey is the Sh*t!! We can’t wait to rock onstage with him this summer!” Joey Jordison said, “I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to perform with bands that have influenced me as a musician over the years. When I first heard KORN they blew me away and I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m looking forward to playing drums with these guys for the next five months!”
Korn is currently in the studio recording their second album for their ground-breaking deal with Virgin Records, currently set for release on July 24th.
Evanescence just released their third single, “Sweet Sacrifice,” from the multi-platinum The Open Door, just in time for this summer’s festival. Last week the new video received over 1 million votes on MTV’s Battle of the Videos. Currently on tour in South America, where they performed in front of more than 75,000 in Buenos Aires, Amy Lee said, “We can’t wait to play our new show for our fans back home with all these other great bands!”
Newcomers Nuerosonic and Droid have been added to round out the bill to eight bands with more surprises to come including news of special activities for this year’s village.
Korn, along with management company The Firm, created The Family Values Tour in 1998 with a bill headlined by KORN and performances from Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy. 1999’s line-up featured headliners Limp Bizkit, along with Filter, The Crystal Method, Primus, Staind, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule, and Method Man & Redman. KORN also made surprise appearances at a few dates. Beyond the live touring aspect, the debut outing of The Family Values Tour spawned a gold-certified live album and platinum-certified companion home video. This was followed in spring 2000 with the second live disc and long-form home video. The 2001 trek featured Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X and Deadsy. Family Values continued in the summer of 2006 with Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir en grey on the main stage resulting in another live cd and dvd making it one of the most consistently successful tour franchise in music history.
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