Metal fans will have a huge surprise on August 3, 2015 as Korn will be coming their second time in Romania. Its first appearance was at the Peninsula Festival in Targu Mures but in August the artists are expected in Bucharest. Thousands of devoted fans will be able to see their grand shows at Arenele Romane. Tickets have been put up for sale from February 10th and those interested can access www.myticket.ro for more information. There is a limited number of tickets with a special pre-sale price as well as an early entry category of tickets that allows fans to access the venue earlier. For those who don’t want to buy them online, there is the option of getting them from Diverta stores in the following period. Only two tickets are available, the ones mentioned before, The General Access – Early Entry Ticket with a price of 200 Lei and the General Acces Ticket on the field, with the price of 140 lei.
Korn was formed in 1993 in Bakersfield, California and since then it has become one of the most successful nu metal bands in the world with a career spanning over 20 years. Currently the band is formed of the following members: James Shaffer, Brian Welch, Jonathan Davis, Ray Luzier and Reginald Arvizu. The band released the first album in 1993 and next year their second album, Follow the Leader and Issues (1998 and 1999), both reaching number one of the Billboard 200. This improved the band’s popularity and its mainstream success continued the following years with albums likes: Untouchables, Take a Look in the Mirror and See You On The Other Side.
In 2000 and 2003 Korn won Grammy Awards for the Best Short Form Video and the Best Rock performance and two MTV Video Music Awards for the clip Freak on a Leash along with other numerous awards and nominations.
There has been some controversy relating the lyrics used by Korn as the media has often portrayed them to use indecent, vulgar and not appropriate for children. T-Shirts of the band were often the reason some children got suspended as they were banned from some schools. Other controversy regarding the band was due to the tensions between the band and Welch who left the group due to his drug usage. However, in 2013 Welch re-joined the band after playing together to a couple of festivals and fans will be able to see the entire crew on stage in August.