Korn is once again reinventing itself and doing something completely innovative, nine albums and two decades into its incredible career. The band will perform for an hour and twenty minutes inside the mysterious crop circle that was recently revealed in the final installment of a viral web campaign. The band worked closely with longtime UK-based circle makers, circlemakers.org, on the shadowy design which features a series of intricate circles, one of which includes the iconic Korn logo, and stretches over 920 feet long and 350 feet wide. The concert event, which is a first for a rock band, takes inspiration from the eerie atmosphere of Pink Floyd's legendary "Live at Pompei." The concert will make its North American broadcast premiere on HDNet on Sunday, July 11 at 8 PM ET and will have a worldwide online premiere on Monday, July 12 via MySpace in countries all over the world.
"The setting and the mood took us into a totally new direction musically. We took the opportunity to stretch out and experiment with the performance. I don't think we'll ever be the same," said frontman Jonathan Davis.
"I felt like we were on some new frontier musically for Korn", said guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. "This is definitely going to add a new dimension to our live shows."
Over the last month, web watchers were exposed to mysterious, unexplainable footage shot from a wheat field near Korn 's native Bakersfield, California. The viral series lead many to wonder what was going on and what exactly Korn had in store for their loyal fans. Well, the time has come to find out what is really going on with these ominous "signs." The band will perform several songs from Korn III - Remember Who You Are, their new album which is due out July 13. Korn will also dip into their beloved catalog and play numerous classics and fan favorites, which certainly ups the event's "must see" status.
"We spent a lot of time fooling around in the wheat fields and corn fields surrounding Bako when we were kids, and it gets pretty spooky out there at night. That's where we got the inspiration for the whole thing, so we decided to have some fun with the viral videos," Davis also said.
Beginning this weekend, July 10, Korn will head back on the road as one of the co-headliners for the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band performed last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live's outdoor stage, playing two new songs from Korn III as well as four fan favorites.
Be sure and tune into the "Krop" circle broadcast - you will not be disappointed. Here are some viral clips surrounding the event for your viewing pleasure:CLIP 1