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"Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour" Featuring Co-Headliners Disturbed and Korn Add Second Leg in March Due to Demand -- Tour Kicks Off January 14thThe Two Acts Vow to Bring Big Show With Full Production on Extensive Forty-Five City Trek of Secondary Markets; Early Ticket Buyers to Receive $5 Discount on the First 1,000 Tickets Sold From Each Show (January 10, 2011)
BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/11 -- As announced last month, Korn and Disturbed, two of rock's biggest acts, are teaming up to co-headline this year's "Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour." With the first half of dates on sale now and off to a scorching start, the highly successful Monster Energy's MAAW V Tour has added even more dates and new markets: a second leg from March 8th through March 30th that will include stops in Las Vegas, Texas, the West Coast and many more.
Jonathan Davis of Korn and David Draiman of Disturbed on how the 45 city trek across America came about:
"We've both just finished great tours. We headlined Mayhem and Disturbed headlined Uproar. The Disturbed guys came out to see us play in Chicago and we got to talking about doing something together. We both agreed that as cool as those types of tours are, they usually only hit major markets, and we both agreed that a lot of our fans just don't live in those cities- so we thought it would be cool to team up, put a big show together, and hit every great place that those big tours never get to. Besides all that, with us and Disturbed together, doing full shows with full production... all I can say is IT'S ON!" said the excited Korn frontman.
"We are thrilled to launch the Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour with our good friends from Korn," says Disturbed singer David Draiman. "Every year we try to up the ante, and this year, by having Korn co-headline, we really think it's going to be our best tour yet. When the idea first came up, one of the main things both bands agreed upon and wanted to focus on was hitting a lot of smaller markets. It's exciting to bring a show like this to cities that are usually skipped over on some of the other larger rock tours that only hit the major markets. We have a lot of loyal fans in these cities and we wanted to bring them a show that they deserve."
Tickets for the first leg of the tour are on sale now and tickets for select dates on the second leg go on sale this weekend. The bands have decided that the first 1,000 tickets from each show will be sold at a $5 discount during the on-sale weekend to reward early ticket-buying fans.
"A lot of promoters only offer discounted tickets a day or two before the actual show date. We wanted to do something for the fans that are buying their tickets as soon as they go on sale. To offer a discount upfront made the most sense to us," adds Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan.
"We're tired of promoters offering discounted tickets to last minute folks in order to sell the seats in the back of the gig. We'd rather give our fans a discount for buying early," said Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer.
On August 31st, 2010, Disturbed released their fifth studio album Asylum, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Asylum is the band's fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock groups in history: Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. An international hit with Top 10 chart bows across the globe, Asylum has earned critical praise from USA Today, which called it "a tight, sharp-riffed ride... the combo of aggressive roar and guitar grace recalls Metallica's finest moments," and the New York Daily News, which declared "On Asylum, Disturbed finely weigh power and delicacy, catchiness and punch. The subtle variety of the band's tunesmanship, and the buoyancy of their rhythms make this hard group so easy to love."
Over the last 16 years, Korn have established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the history of hard rock and metal, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Their latest album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, released on Roadrunner Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts this year, with Metal Hammer proclaiming that fans would be "wiping away tears of recognition and delight when they blast it for the first, second, and 38th time."
About Monster Energy:
Monster Energy supports the music industry. Seems bands are rockin' Monster Energy more than anything these days. Check out the types -- Original Monster Energy, Monster Lo-Carb, Monster Assault, Monster's fruit juice hybrids dubbed Monster Khaos, Monster M-80 and Monster MIXXD, the ground-breaking Java Monster and X-Presso premium coffee & cream drink line supercharged with Monster Energy's blend, Monster Import and the new Monster Energy Extra Strength with nitrous technology. The Monster Energy Music As A Weapon V Tour is diggin' 'em -- so will you. For more information log on to: http://www.monsterenergy.com
The cities for the first leg of the tour are listed below and ON SALE NOW. LEG 2 Markets are below and go on sale soon:
JANUARY 2011- MONSTER ENERGY'S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 1
FRI 14 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum SAT 15 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena SUN 16 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Centre TUE 18 Hershey, PA Giant Center WED 19 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory FRI 21 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom SAT 22 West Long Branch, NJ Monmouth University MAC Center SUN 23 Glens Falls, NY Glens Falls Civic Center TUE 25 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center WED 26 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University Coliseum FRI 28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena SAT 29 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center SUN 30 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
FEBRUARY 2011- MONSTER ENERGY'S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 1
TU 1 Winston-Salem, NC LJV Coliseum WED 2 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum FRI 4 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena SAT 5 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum TU 8 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre WED 9 San Antonio, TX Illusion Theatre at Alamodome THUR 10 McAllen, TX McAllen Convention Center SAT 12 Lubbock, TX Fairpark Coliseum
MARCH 2011- MONSTER ENERGY'S MUSIC AS A WEAPON V: LEG 2
TU 8 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center WED 9 Las Cruces, TX NMSU Pan American Center FRI 11 Tucson, AZ Tucson Convention Center SAT 12 Las Vegas, NV The Joint SUN 13 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena TU 15 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum THU 17 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome FRI 18 Missoula, MT Adams Center
*MORE DATES ON MAAW V LEG 2 TO BE ANNOUNCED
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