Look At These Awesome Pictures From Korn & Chevelle In The Quad Cities
It was December 14, 2021, when I-Rock 93.5 announced Korn and Chevelle would be coming to the TaxSlayer Center. An early, and awesome Christmas present, that we had to wait 3 months to open. But it was so worth the wait.
On March 25, 2022, we were ready to start a full weekend of rock with Code Orange, Chevelle, and Korn on a Friday night. That's one great party. And it seemed like the day started off amazing when our friends at Abernathy's shared the fact that Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis came in that morning to do a little shopping.
The day continued normally until messages started flying of "Korn's bus being shot up". Of course, the rumors were worse than what happened. But still, anytime anybody gets a bullet hole in their tour bus, that is not good for them or the Quad Cities.
While that was unfolding hours before doors were about to open for the show, the show would go on. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the shooting. Other than maybe the pride of the Quad Cities rocker shrinking a little bit.
Code Orange got the night started.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this band and overall I liked their sound. The lead singer got a bit over the top at times. But hey, when you open for two huge bands, you have to bring it as hard as you can. The female guitar player was fantastic in playing, presentation and vocals. The bass player looked like Brock Lesnar...or Dolph Lundgren. The dude was ripped, huge, wearing leather...or maybe pleather...and stood out on that stage.
Chevelle was great, but it wasn't the Rust Belt.
Chevelle had a great set playing a lot of new stuff, but still mixing in plenty that everybody knew. Overall it was good. However, if you saw them in September at The Rust Belt, you know that was a better show. A band can get more in the flow when they are the headliner and they can play more hits. With Chevelle, they also are a three-piece band that can more easily fill (sonically and visually) a room like The Rust Belt. At one point during the set lead singer, Pete Loeffler even stated "You are singing better than me tonight." as it did seem he was straining a bit to hit some of those notes you hear on the Chevelle songs. Still, a good set for the second time in 6 months.
Korn just continues to be the best.
Below this Facebook post, you'll be able to see some great pictures from our photographer Alexandra Williams. Alexandra was able to shoot the show from the sound booth, hence the crowd in the shots. While this is unique, it also gives a really cool perspective with the great pictures you normally don't see. But before you get to those, here are the bad ones I took with my phone.
It's been nearly 30 years of Korn performing live and while they play plenty of new stuff, they still go all the way back to the beginning. Whether you've seen them 25 times or this was your first, Korn treats each of their shows like it's your first.
Starting the night behind a curtain of Korn and going into the new song "Forgotten" and then quickly getting the party started with "Got the Life" the tone was set. For me, it was doing "No One's There" off Untouchables. Yes, I'm the guy that has seen them 25 times so anytime I get to see one for the first time it's cool. And then the encore. The medley of "It's On", "Trash", "Did My Time", "Twist" and "A.D.I.D.A.S." was just awesome.
Hopefully, the crowd that was into the show, the venue, and the shopping that JD was able to do will outweigh the bullet hole in the tour bus and they'll be back. When they do, I'll be there...again. You should be as well.