11/03/2013 "Night of the Living Dreads" tour Grand Sierra Resort Reno Nevada
Appropriately titled " Night of the Living Dreads tour" seven time Grammy nominated/filmmaker Rob Zombie once again teams up with two time Grammy Award winning Korn for a co-headlining jaunt across North America. This devastating tour got underway with a sold out show at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno Nevada on November 3, 2013. Fans of all ages arrived to find the line weaving threw the casino, out it's front doors, and down into the South parking lot. Amazing turn out for a great line up.
The band "Scar the Martyr" got the onslaught started. This band is the brainchild of Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Not being familiar with these guys I was taken back at what a full sound and aggressive playing these guy's brought to the stage. Scare the Martyr had the crowd in a frenzy when all was said and done. Great start to the evening. Scarthemartyr.com
Rob Zombie, who is on tour in support of his latest release "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor", was first of the co-headliners to dominate the crowd.
The stage was overall pretty straight forward with the backdrop covered with pictures of legendary movie monsters such as Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Nosferatu looking statues covering the mic stands.
Rob's band hit the stage with guitarist John 5 wearing a mask with neon glowing eye's and a glowing fluid filled guitar to match. Bass player Piggy D was not to be outdone with his Wolf mask and sporting a wooden cross bass. Rob wearing a long leather trench coat with hat walked up to the mic slowly and from that point it was game on ! After tearing threw several songs, including " Living Dead Girl" and his latest video a cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band", Rob mentioned to the crowd that he is finding that no one recognizes his former band White Zombie's songs anymore. Needless to say the crowd responded with boo's and without another word John 5 ripped into "Thunder Kiss 65". This night there was a noticeable absence of fire and visual effects from past shows I have seen of his. Now don't be fooled because this did not distract from the show one bit. The great showman Rob Zombie and his All Star band didn't need any flash they came out and plain and simple kicked ass ! Robzombie.com
As for the second act on this co-headlining bill. Well....straight up....Korn walked out and freakin' dreads started flying !!!! Not sure what else to tell ya other then these guys kick ass live ! Johnathan Davis voice sounded great as they soared threw hits like 'Falling Away From Me" and "Twisted Transistor". It was great to see the return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch after his departure from the band in 2005.
Korn is also out in support of their latest offering "The Paradigm Shift" which was released last October. They performed the first single "Never Never" of the new album as well as "Pray For Me". The new material sounded great live and are sure to be Korn classic's. After they closed with "Freak on a Leash" Singer Johnathan Davis had the crowd sing happy birthday to bass player Fieldy while they brought out a cake for him. Great way to end an incredible night of ass kickin' Metal !!!!! Korn.com
The " Night of the Living Dreads" tour is just getting started. For the ticket price you could not ask for a better pairing of the two headliners along with a great opening act. Don't miss this show when it rolls threw.
Sun 11/3 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
Tue 11/5 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley Sundome
Wed 11/6 Butte, MT The Butte Civic Center
Thu 11/7 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Sat 11/9 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
Sun 11/10 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Tue 11/12 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
Wed 11/13 Sioux City, IA Tyson Event Center
Fri 11/15 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sat 11/16 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
Sun 11/17 Corpus Christi, TX Barnes & Noble ##
Sun 11/17 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Tue 11/19 Springfield, MO O'Reilly Center
Wed 11/20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
Fri 11/22 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex
Sat 11/23 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Sun 11/24 Brentwood, TN Barnes & Noble ##
Sun 11/24 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tue 11/26 Bethlehem, PA Bethlehem Events Center
Wed 11/27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club