TVD Live Shots: Korn, Alice In Chains, Fever 333, and Underoath at Shoreline Amphitheatre, 9/4

The unlikely mashup of Korn and Alice In Chains wrapped up their North America co-headlining tour at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View California.

The Wednesday night show kicked off early with a 6:30 set by Fever 333. Those who were able to maneuver the Bay Area rush hour traffic in time were rewarded with a spectacle that had front man Jason Butler (who you may recognize from Letlive) ignoring the empty seats up front and making his way into the audience to entertain the folks in the box seats thanks to the longest mic cord ever.

Next up were Floridians Underoath who tore through their set as the crowd still filtered in. Not a bad set, but four bands were clearly overkill for a Wednesday night, and the tour probably would have been better served by starting an hour later.

The sun had finally set and the seats were full by the time Alice in Chains finally took the stage and launched right into “Angry Chair.” The weeks on the road clearly have resulted in an incredible tightness (and no sign of road wear) as they blasted through a setlist of primarily early material from Dirt, Facelift, and Jar of Flies which was augmented with a smattering of the new stuff including a pair of tunes from last year’s Rainier Fog. No complaints at all about this set which showcased AIC at its best.

A giant curtain was draped across the stage as the crew set about swapping out the stage for Korn’s closing set, which finally dropped to reveal the familiar sight of Jonathan Davis perched behind his iconic H.R. Giger mic stand as the band launched into “Here to Stay” with hair flying all over the stage from the furious head banging that swiftly ensued. Similar to AIC, Korn weighted the set heavily toward the early material with tunes from Issues, Korn, and Follow the Leader taking up much of the set (to nobody’s disappointment).

It’s hard to imagine these nu metal and grunge bands even contemplating this sort of co-headlining tour back in the ’90s—but fast forwarding to 2019, it worked surprisingly well.

FEVER 333

UNDEROATH

ALICE IN CHAINS

KORN

ALICE IN CHAINS SETLIST
Angry Chair
Man in the Box
Check My Brain
Again
Them Bones (with Munky)
Dam That River
Hollow
Rainier Fog
No Excuses
Nutshell
It Ain’t Like That
We Die Young
The One You Know
Would?
Rooster

KORN SETLIST
Here to Stay
Blind
Divine
Rotting in Vain
You’ll Never Find Me
Twisted Transistor
Shoots and Ladders (With elements of “One” by Metallica)
Got the Life
Make Me Bad
Somebody Someone
Freak on a Leash

ENCORE
4 U
Twist
Coming Undone
Falling Away From Me

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