KORN Relaunches 'THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR;' Offers Summer's Only $9.99 Festival Tickets

04/19/2006
30-Date Trek With KORN and DEFTONES, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir en gray Kicks Off July 27

LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Multi-platinum trend-setting hard rock outfit KORN and concert producer Live Nation will reintroduce THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR this summer with a 30-city trek through North America. The traveling festival will feature KORN and DEFTONES along with Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir en gray on the main stage.

Set to launch July 27 in Virginia Beach, VA, THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR marks the return of the highly successful rock festival, which KORN created and headlined in 1998. For the first time, THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR will also feature a second stage. Acts appearing on the second stage will be announced shortly.

"When Family Values first started it felt like music was fresh and exciting," says KORN frontman JONATHAN DAVIS. "We want to recreate that same feeling for our fans, and offer them a full day of fun and some great music."

KORN are touring in support of their first release on Virgin Records, SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE, which has sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide in just four months, and has spawned the major radio and video hits "Twisted Transistor" and "Coming Undone."

Through KORN's unique partnership with Live Nation, lawn tickets for THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR are being offered for just $9.99 with value-priced seating available at every outdoor amphitheatre stop on the summer trek.

"Let's face it, ticket prices suck," says DAVIS. "Kids shouldn't be shut out of concerts. We wanted to see if we could do something about it, and our new deal gives us the chance to give something back."

KORN's desire to offer value-priced tickets is consistent with their reputation as artists known for unconventional moves that challenge industry standards and expectations. The effect of their unique partnerships is not limited to concert tickets. This innovative deal expands on the unprecedented partnership KORN created with EMI Music in September 2005. Through that deal, KORN has also been able to offer their latest album for $9.99 at major retailers across the country including Circuit City, Best Buy, KMart, Walmart and Target.

THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR will hit the following cities (dates and venues TBA): Albuquerque, NM; Alpine Valley, WI; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Camden, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Darien, CT; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Hartford, CT; Holmdel, NJ; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA; San Antonio, TX; San Bernardino, CA; Saratoga, NY; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, ONT; Virginia Beach, VA; Wantagh, NY; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL. For up-to-the-minute updates on this summer's THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR, check out www.familyvalueslive.com.

About THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR:

The first trek launched September 22, 1998 with a bill headlined by KORN and with 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. In 1998, the Los Angeles Times noted that the tour "certainly proved to be one of the rock spectacles of the year," while the New York Daily News said it "created a bold new profile for hard guitar bands."

About KORN:

Grammy-winning rock icons KORN have sold more than 25 million albums and have received widespread critical acclaim for their music. JONATHAN DAVIS (vocals), JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER (guitar), FIELDY (bass) and DAVID SILVERIA (drums) have redefined the parameters of heavy music, revolutionizing the genre by matching unsettling guitar textures and volcanic rhythms with jagged, introspective lyrics and intense vocal stylings. KORN are known for their extensive live touring schedule and have received widespread praise for their live performances.

About DEFTONES:

For over the past decade, DEFTONES have remained one of modern rock's most consistently innovative and influential rock bands. Their confluence of styles and experimentation has created an ever-evolving musical hybrid that has been embraced Globally. "They're perfecting a new hard-rock variation," -- Jon Pareles, The New York Times. "This is metal that crushes, then soothes; collapses, then soars. DEFTONES blows open the possibilities," -- Rolling Stone. DEFTONES' new studio album will be released this September.

ABOUT FLYLEAF:

Deemed by many as a "band to watch," Flyleaf was recently chosen for regular rotation on MTV's exciting new "Discover and Download" campaign. Their forceful guitars and intensely melodic female vocals have garnered many new fans -- as well as much critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Revolver and others. The Village Voice writes, "Singer Lacey Mosely will sometimes roar and growl among the wolves... a total livewire." Flyleaf brings their intense and new brand of rock to the stellar tour lineup.

About LIVE NATION:

Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) is a leading live content and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for 150 venues worldwide and promoted or produced over 28,500 events in 2005. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Live Nation is listed on The New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV". For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company's web site at www.livenation.com.

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