Korn and Rob Zombie@Molson Amphitheatre (Tues.,Aug.23rd,2016)
It was the Dreaded combo of Korn and Rob Zombie who brought their co-headlined tour “Night of the Dreads” to Toronto. These two rock veterans have decades on their musical resume.
The tour was supporting Rob Zombie’s recent release “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” and a segue for Korn’s upcoming album “The Serenity of Suffering.”
“Good evening, Toronto ” said Zombie,dressed in fringe attire, who took the stage first. It was a bit of a surprise that Rob Zombie would open up the set, but then again it was an unusual night as “At This Moment” did not perform and instead one of the stage hands ended up D.J.ing for 20 minutes as a warm up to Zombie and Korn.
Zombie, with guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D. and drummer Ginger Fish, was joined with an entourage of scary wandering creatures and a stage-size boom box, “Satan-O-Sonic.” Zombie-typical horror clips and stage reels, with jiggling females on the big screen.
Rob’s setlist took the crowd through a 30-year catalog journey, having spanned to the White Zombie era with “Thunder Kiss ’65,” to memorable Rob Zombie releases “Superbeast” and “Living Dead Girl,” and their latest tracks “Well, Everybody’s F*cking in a UFO” and “The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore.”
Rob’s signature shtick commentary between the songs, asking if anyone in the audience had been probed by an alien, plus a humorous story concerning cell phone usage.
“I know you can’t live without it. I understand. We’re all half cyborg by this point. Can I ask you,for the next three minutes, let’s put that away? I’ve given you 30 years. You can’t give me three minutes?!”
Rob rounded out the set by playing a trailer for the upcoming movie “31” set for a September release.
Rob Zombie’s final song was the highly popular song“Dragula,” had the fans on their feet chatting for more Zombie songs, unfortunately they weren’t the headliner for this concert and it was time for Korn.
(The Last of the Demons Defeated )
1-Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
3-In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
5-Living Dead Girl
6-Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.
7-More Human Than Human
(White Zombie song)
8-Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
9-The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
10-House of 1000 Corpses
12-Thunder Kiss ’65
(White Zombie song)
(Trailer to Rob’s new film 31 played before Dragula)
Jonathan Davis, with bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and drummer Ray Luzier, walked on stage and
Korn broke into “Right Now,”. Complete with crushing riffs, Davis’ growls and gibberish skat, to the capacity crowd.
Korn’s JELL-o shaking logo illuminated the simplistic stage as the band played classics “Somebody Someone,” “Coming Undone,” “Make Me Bad,” “Got the Life,” plus a decent version of Metallica’s “One.”
Korn’s last song to the audience was “Freak on a Leash” complete with a plug for the new album. Discarded guitar picks and drumheads thrown out to the audience, allowing concertgoers to capture a piece of Korn history. Overall a good set by Korn as co-headliners of the “Return Of The Dreads”tour. And Davis bringing out the bag pipes to the roar of the crowd made for a fitting ending to the fans of Korn.
2-Here to Stay
3-Rotting in Vain
5-Did My Time
(preceded by Open Up Outro)
7-Y’All Want a Single
8-Make Me Bad
9-Shoots and Ladders
(with snippet of Metallica’s “… more )
12-Got the Life
13-Falling Away From Me
14-Freak on a Leash