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Korn Delivers Rock Solid Performance in Tampa

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All photos by Kevin Wilson

Review by Darcy Stone

On the 22nd anniversary of the release of their debut album, Korn played the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa, FL on 10/11/16 and showed the crowd exactly why they’ve had the staying power of nearly three decades.  Front man Jonathan Davis, clad in his signature black kilt, grabbed onto his custom built mic stand and ripped into “Right Now” to kick off the night.  dsc_1846With bassist Fieldy, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch (who has since returned after leaving the band in 2005), guitarist Munky and drummer Ray Luzier (who replaced original drummer David Silveria after his departure in 2006), Davis treated the Tampa crowd to a plethora of classics like “Blind”, “Good God” and “Freak on a Leash.”

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In his 22 years as a front man for Korn, Jonathan Davis has never been known for political outbursts during shows (i.e. Eddie Vedder at many Pearl Jam shows), but something must have spiked his tone up as he went into a rant about our government before launching “Y’all Want a Single,” off of 2003’s Take a Look in the Mirror.

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Music, namely rock n’ roll, has been veering into a bit of a black hole in recent years so to see a band like Korn still out there, performing with the same power they possessed in their earlier years is a treat for the eyes and ears.  This is a band that pioneered a new genre of music on their own, influencing many bands along the way and outlasting every musical fad that has come and gone.  Korn will no doubt join their peers in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in a few years…and deservedly so.

Korn is currently on tour through April 2017, dates can be found on their official site.

 

Complete setlist:

  1. Right now
  2. Here To Stay
  3. Rotting in Vain
  4. Somebody Someone
  5. Coming Undone
  6. Insane
  7. Y’all Want a Single
  8. Make Me Bad
  9. Shoots and Ladders (with a snippet of Metallica’s “One”)
  10. Blind
  11. Twist
  12. Good God
  13. Falling Away From Me
  14. Freak on a Leash

 

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