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Korn to celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Follow The Leader' at three shows

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Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch said earlier this week that the band was playing just three U.S. shows this year, and now we know what those shows are: they will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the group's classic third album, Follow The Leader. The shows will take place on September 12th at the Masonic in San Francisco, September 13th at the Palladium in Los Angeles, and September 15th at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas.

It has yet to be confirmed but it is likely that Korn will perform the album in its entirety at those shows. 

Follow The Leader was a massive commercial breakthrough for Korn, debuting at Number One on the Billboard album chart, selling five million copies in the U.S. and yielding two hits singles in "Got The Life" and "Freak On A Leash."

Singer Jonathan Davis told Noisey about making the 1998 LP, "Making that record almost killed me. Our booze and alcohol budget . . . like, we spent $60,000 on alcohol to make that record. Last record of me getting f**ked up, and it was insane."

Davis recalled that the album was the band's first without producer Ross Robinson, who had produced Korn's first two records. Davis explained, "It was time for us to do different types of songs. And it paid off, man. It worked."

Korn plans to head out on a full tour of some kind in 2019 and is also working on material for its 13th studio album.

Story source: Blabbermouth

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