KoRn have been around for over thirty years now, releasing their eponymous debut in 1994 and establishing themselves as one of the defining nu-metal bands, if not the foremost. But despite their booming success in the ’90s and early 2000s, it is this year that the band will play their biggest-ever UK headline show.
The band announced today that they will mark seven years since they last played a London show with their biggest one to date in the capital, hitting the leafy Gunnersbury Park on August 11. It follows their nu-metal compatriots Rollin’ in for the very same slot in Summer 2023.
Having released their album Requiem in 2022, it will potentially mark the first performances of these songs live. Their last London shows came at Brixton Academy in August 2017 and Wembley Arena in December 2016, both following the release of The Serenity Of Suffering.
This time, they’re jumping to a capacity of more than 20,000, and bringing Florida rapper Denzel Curry (off the back of a resoundingly successful Outbreak Festival headline slot), Canadian heavy metallers Spiritbox, London rock duo Wargasm, and Liverpool ‘metalgaze’ act Loathe, who are poised to let it in (and take everything).
As mentioned, this year does mark thirty years of the seminal self-titled KoRn record, so you’d be a fool to not bank on them rolling out many a hit from that record. They Need To, after all…
Speaking on the London show, Jonathan Davis, lead singer of KoRn said: “We’re really excited to play a big show for our London fans in a different kind of setting. It’s been 7 years since we last played London, so we’re ready to bring it to Gunnersbury Park with our incredible supporting artists: Denzel Curry, Spiritbox, Wargasm, and Loathe.”