Korn’s Jonathan Davis: “My Only Problem With Christianity Is The Fucking ‘Holier Than Thou, We’re Better Than You’ Bullshit”

During an interview with Metal Hammer, Korn’s Jonathan Davis discussed his feelings towards Christianity. The frontman says he takes issue with the religion due to its “‘holier than thou, we’re better than you’ bullshit.”

Davis had the following to say when asked if he has ever attended church with his Christian bandmates Brian “Head” Welch and bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu:

“No. I’ve been to church and I respect their beliefs; the world would be a much better place if people would just stop fucking sticking their noses where they don’t belong and respect people’s beliefs. My only problem with Christianity is the fucking ‘Holier than thou, we’re better than you’ bullshit.

But those two, especially Head, don’t talk about that stuff. He just kicks back and accepts everyone for who they are. We played a livestream in a church when we released the new record and that was cool! I love the actual buildings; I decorate my house like a church. I just don’t necessarily like what goes on in them. Ha ha!”

Watch Korn Sing Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”

Korn have shared some footage of themselves singing along to Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.” The clip was recorded while the band were working on their recently released video for “Worst Is On Its Way.“

Opening Acts Revealed For Upcoming Korn & Evanescence Tour

The opening acts have been revealed for Korn and Evanescence’s upcoming U.S. tour. They include: Helmet, Palaye Royale, P.O.D., Jeris Johnson, and Dana Dentata.

Tour Dates:

With Helmet & Jeris Johnson:

08/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp
08/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Palaye Royale & Jeris Johnson:

08/26 Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
08/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach

With Palaye Royale & Dana Dentata:

08/31 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/01 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amp
09/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

With P.O.D. & Dana Dentata:

09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amp
09/10 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
09/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/15 Auburn, WA – White River Amp
09/16 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amp

Korn & Evanescence Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Korn and Evanescence have announced a summer U.S. tour. Special guests will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
08/31 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/01 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/04 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/10 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
09/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
09/15 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/16 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Korn’s Jonathan Davis commented:

“We’re looking forward to going on tour this summer and bringing our friends Evanescence out. Whenever Amy [Lee] comes to one of our shows, I always love seeing her on the side of the stage watching the whole set and rocking out. We’re gonna have a great time on this tour, and we can’t wait to see you there.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“I fell hard into Korn’s music in high school. It was an inspiration during the formation of my own band. The chances we’ve had to play together over the years are special, a part of our history. They remain one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. It’s an honor and a thrill to go out with our friends again, our first full tour together since ’07. We’re all really looking forward to this.”

Korn & Evanescence Appear To Be Teasing Something Together

It looks like Korn and Evanescence are teasing something together. Both bands recently shared the same cryptic video, which you can see below. It is unclear what they are teasing, but many have assumed that it could be a tour together.

Brian “Head” Welch Comments On Korn’s Tour Bus Being Hit By Gunfire

As previously reported, Korn’s tour bus was recently hit by gunfire while parked outside of a hotel in Davenport, IA. Now, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has officially commented on the incident. He said the following:

“A couple days ago in Iowa we received a bullet to one of our buses in the middle of the night, nobody on the bus thank God, and the bullet didn’t penetrate the interior of the bus 💪. Well, we’re back in Iowa and hoping for a better welcome tonight Des Moines?! How about bringing some Saturday night energy to a Monday night concert for your boys??!!”

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Korn’s Tour Bus Reportedly Hit By Gunfire In Davenport, IA

According to TMZ, someone shot at Korn’s tour bus while it was parked outside of a hotel in Davenport, IA last night (March 24). Police responded to the incident and found a bullet that had landed in the cabin after piercing the exterior wall of the vehicle. Fortunately, no one was onboard and there was no injuries. It is still unclear if the bus was being used by members of the band or their road crew.

Korn Cancel Upcoming Shows In Russia & Ukraine

Korn have cancelled their upcoming shows in Russia and Ukraine. The shows were scrapped “in solidarity with Ukraine,” which is currently subject to an unprovoked invasion by Russia.

The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the ongoing circumstances in Ukraine, we’ve come to the only available option, which is to cancel our shows there and in Russia. We were greatly looking forward to reconnecting with our fans in these countries, but we are taking this step to stand in solidarity with Ukraine. We also acknowledge our fans in Russia who stand united with the people of Ukraine in their fight for peace.

We’re very sorry to our fans in both countries, and most importantly, our prayers go out to all involved.

Please contact the point of purchase for refunds.

We will now be headlining Tons Of Rock Festival in Norway on June 24 in its place.”

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Suffering From “Long COVID”: “I’m Still Fatigued Like Crazy”

During a recent appearance on “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps”, Korn’s Jonathan Davis opened up about battling COVID-19 last year. The frontman also revealed that he is still suffering from his bout with a disease, a condition commonly known as “long COVID.”

Davis said the following:

“I think I got that long COVID stuff. I’m still fatigued like crazy. I’m doing the best I can. But I’m alive. And hopefully in time this will get better.”

He continued when asked how it feels to be on the road during the pandemic:

“I’m gonna live my life and get on with it. I definitely cater my life around not getting sick, though, because if I get sick, there’s no show. COVID or not, that’s been my life my whole career. I’ve got my own bus. I stay away from people on purpose because if I get sick, there’s no one to fill in for me. With the other guys, when they all got sick with COVID, we had people on standby; they flew out instantly, they could fill in and we could do a show. But with me, I’ve gotta be careful. I always have been, but it’s now to the point where I’m like… A year ago, that was, like… I was freaking out. [Laughs] I was, like, ‘I don’t wanna get this.’ And I go out on tour and I get it. And there you go.”

[via Blabbermouth]