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.
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