Watch Korn and Evanescence's Amy Lee play Freak On A Leash together last night on first date of co-headline tour

Jonathan Davis and Amy Lee
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Nu metal legends Korn and alt rock icons Evanescence kicked off the first date of their huge co-headline US tour at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado last night. Both bands packed a career-spanning setlist that included all-time classics (Blind! Bring Me To Life! Here To Stay! Going Under! Got The Life! Lithium!) and cuts from the two rock heavyweights' most recent material (this year's Requiem in the case of Korn, and 2021's The Bitter Truth for Evanescence).

By far the highlight of the show, though, was when Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee recreated a classic moment in nu metal history when she join Korn on stage for a rambunctious collab version of Freak On A Leash.

Amy famously joined Korn for a dialled-back version of the hallmark Korn anthem back in 2006 when she joined the boys from Bakersfield for their classic MTV Unplugged session. Seeing the moment recreated for a proper, all-guns-blazing take on the song was a major highlight in an evening packing plenty of them.

Check out video footage of Amy and Korn doing Freak On A Leash together below, and find out what else both bands played on the night just below that. Evanescence team up with another heavyweight band later this year, Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation, for a European co-headline tour.

Korn Denver Ball ArenaSetlist August 16 2022

Rotting In Vain
Here To Stay
Start The Healing
Ball Tongue / Need To / Drive
Falling Away From Me
Alone I Break
Y'all Want A Single
Spike In My Veins
Let The Dark Do The Rest
Got The Life
Shoots And Ladders
Freak On A Leash (w/ Amy Lee)

Evanescence Denver Ball ArenaSetlist August 16 2022

Korn / Evanescence tour 2022 dates

Broken Pieces Shine
Made Of Stone
Take Cover
Going Under
Lose Control / Part Of Me / Never Go Back
Wasted On You
End Of The Dream
Better Without You
Call Me When You're Sober
Use My Voice
Bring Me To Life
My Immortal
Blind Belief

Aug 16: Denver Ball Arena, CO
Aug 18: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre , MO
Aug 20: Tinley Park Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
Aug 21: Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre, MI
Aug 23: Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center, OH
Aug 24: Noblesville Ruoff Music Center, IN
Aug 26: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA
Aug 27: Camden Waterfront Music Pavilion, NJ
Aug 28: Wantagh Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, NY
Aug 31: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
Sep 01: Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, AL
Sep 04: Houston The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Sep 06: Dallas Dos Equis Pavilion, TX
Sep 09: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre, UT
Sep 10: Nampa Ford Idaho Center, ID
Sep 13: Spokane Spokane Arena, WA
Sep 15: Auburn White River Amphitheatre, WA
Sep 16: Ridgefield RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater, WA

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.