SOURCE: Virgin Records

November 22, 2005 16:59 ET

KORN Takes U.S. Soldiers to "See the Other Side" on Special Trans-Atlantic Flight From Europe to America That Will Culminate With the Band's Eagerly-Anticipated November 29 Performance at

Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- KORN will take eight U.S. soldiers from London to New York next week for a few days of well-deserved leave which will culminate with the band's November 29 special pre-album release performance at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The soldiers -- who have served in either Afghanistan or Iraq and are currently on leave in Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy -- will join KORN and MTV Europe contest winners for this "See You On The Other Side" chartered flight and special performance in connection with the release of KORN's new album "SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE," due out December 6 via the band's new global partnership with EMI/Virgin Records.

Says KORN: "We already have the private plane arranged and we were thinking, 'Who else can we bring with us to New York City besides the contest winners?' We just figured, 'Who really needs to get away and spend a few days in New York City?' So we thought it'd be cool if we were joined by some soldiers on the plane and bring them back to U.S. soil for a real taste of home and some U.S. rock and roll right after Thanksgiving. We're absolutely honored to do this."

At Hammerstein Ballroom, the band -- JONATHAN DAVIS, JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER, FIELDY and DAVID SILVERIA -- pumped from a summer of touring Europe and Russia that has seen them galvanize their international following, will preview songs from their upcoming seventh studio album and dig into their compelling and controversial body of work. This gig will be highlighted by a unique production created specifically for this show that will not be seen at any other KORN concert.

Meanwhile, KORN -- the Grammy-winning, trend-setting modern rock icons -- recently made their first-ever performance in a U.S. television studio (November 19) on "Saturday Night Live," performing their blazing single "Twisted Transistor" and their volatile hit "Freak On A Leash." "Twisted Transistor" was the most added at Active, Mainstream and Alternative radio across the country, and is now Top 10 @ Active & Mainstream Rock, as well as the #2 most-requested song at KROQ/LA. It's taken from their seventh studio album in a catalog that has already produced 25 million in sales.

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