Monday, September 12, 2016

Topeka residents to experience Korn

American heavy metal music band Korn will be performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Kansas Expocentre with Breaking Benjamin, Motionless in White and Silver Snakes.

The concert is part of the “Korn & Breaking Benjamin: Nocturnal Underground Tour.” The last time the band was in the state was Aug. 10. They performed in Bonner Springs with Rob Zombie as part of the “Return of the Dreads” tour.

Tiffany Melendez, a resident of Topeka, was one of the many fans that journeyed to Bonner Springs to watch the concert.

“I love their music,” Melendez said. “I love the energy. It’s like the whole thing just builds up to an explosion when Korn takes the stage.”

Devout heavy metal fans customarily congregate to what is known as the “pit” where fans squeeze tightly as the push toward the front of the crowd to get as close to the musicians as possible.

“I was up front in the pit,” Melendez said. “That’s where all the action happens.”

The pit attracts the energetic fan and has a level of danger that adds to the experience. Fans must keep a look out for the occasional crowd surfer or the development of a mosh pit.

Korn has had a busy summer touring schedule and will be releasing a new album titled, “The Serenity Of Suffering,” which is expected to be released Oct. 21. The album will be the 13th since the band formed in 1993.

Prices for “Korn & Breaking Benjamin: Nocturnal Underground Tour” tickets at the Kansas Expocentre range from $15 for upper level seating, to $75 for the pit.

Tickets for the show are available at V100 radio in Topeka is hosting a contest for extreme Korn fans to win free tickets at

Edited by Derek Richardson

1 comment:

  1. Great information and interviews. I felt this article was really balanced.