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Korn’s Jonathan Davis On “Follow The Leader” Turning 20: “Who Would’ve Thought We’d Still Be Here Doing This, And Still Relevant After All These Years?”


Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has shared some of his tentative plans for both new material from Korn and further solo material from himself. Davis is scheduled to release his debut solo album, “Black Labyrinth“, next Friday May 25th through Sumerian. The bulk of the material for it was written and recorded a decade ago however and he has been stockpiling ideas in the time since. Speaking recently with Ticketmaster UK, he commented of that:

“I’ve got all sorts of ideas. I’ve got ones I’ve already put together. As soon as I’m finished with the Korn record I’m going to start pulling this together. I’m going to do the cycle with Korn, and once that’s done I’ll do a Jonathan Davis record. I’m just going to keep flip-flopping. It’s so much fun. I’ve got a lot to give the world. I know I’ve been doing it for a long time, but I’ve still got a lot inside me.”

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While Korn have already begun work on their next record, Davis and his Korn bandmate Ray Luzier—who has been performing as part of Davis‘ backing band—plan to further dig into the sessions after wrapping up their European touring in late June. Speaking with NME about Korn‘s forthcoming thirteenth studio album and the twentieth anniversary of their 1998 multi-platinum album “Follow The Leader“, Davis offered:

“It’s crazy – this is our 24th year, and it’s the twentieth anniversary of the ‘Follow The Leader‘ record. It’s a record that broke us all over, and made us go mainstream – you look back and it’s been an amazing, amazing ride. Who would’ve thought we’d still be here doing this, and still relevant after all these years?

We’re not doing casinos and doing the nostalgia circuit! It’s fuckin’ awesome. After the European tour I’m gonna come back, go into the studio with those guys, and start working on a new record. Then I’m back out on [a solo] tour until the fall, and then we’ll do more work on the [Korn] record – I’m gonna flip-flop ‘em! The two work well together.”

The band of course announced three “Follow The Leader” 20th anniversary shows earlier this week, you can find those dates here. Jonathan Davis‘s current solo touring schedule can be found below:

05/17 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore (feat. Palisades)
05/18 Boston, MA – House Of Blues (feat. Palisades)
05/19 Camden, NJ – MMR-B-Q
06/01 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/02 Nurnberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/04 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/06 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
06/07 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
06/08 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/10 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
06/11 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/13 Prague, CZE – Prague Rocks
06/15 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/16 Florence, ITA – Firenze Rocks
06/20 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
08/04 Columbus, OH – 99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smokeout
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

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