Korn announce European shows for 2024, with Spiritbox as support for one of them

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Nu metal godfathers Korn have announced two surprise European shows for 2024, and they'll be bringing an absolute humdinger of a support with them for one of them. The Bakersfield legends have officially announced that they'll be playing the Spodek arena in Katowice, Poland, on July 30, with none other than rising metalcore starlets Spiritbox also coming along for the ride.

The announcement marks their first official show confirmation for 2024, and with Korn seemingly skipping most of the European festival circuit next year, it makes for a particularly unexpected one. Upon closer inspection of Korn's official website, however, it appears another show has been confirmed - the band look set to play the Hills of Rock Festival in Bulgaria on July 25. That festival's own website is due to make its first lineup announcement later.

Tickets for the show at the Spodek arena will be onsale tomorrow, Friday December 15, at 11am CET (Central European Time). See Korn's announcement of the show via Twitter (we're not calling it X) below:

2024 will also mark the 30th anniversary of Korn's game-changing debut album. When the band went on tour to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary in 2014, they famously played the record in its entirety - something that proved challenging for Korn frontman Jonathan Davis in particular. In a 2022 interview with Metal Hammer, Davis explained why performing the deeply personal Daddy, which deals with themes of child abuse, was especially difficult for him.

“I felt like I robbed the world of doing that live for so long," he said. "I felt like I owed it to our fans that were hardcore enough to come and see us on the 20th anniversary of that album, but I don’t wanna do it again. Going out and touring that record, I realised how dark it is – it’s some depressing shit. As we got into Follow The Leader, it became more about groove. The emotion was there, but it wasn’t that particular darkness we captured on that first record. In a few years, it’s the 30th anniversary and… I don’t think I wanna go through that again. It was difficult, and I think I was proving to myself that I could do it too.”

No other Korn dates for 2024 are announced as of yet.

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.