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Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival: KoЯn

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MORRISON, Colo.—KoЯn rocked a sold out show at Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, on July 14. They were the direct support. Body Count, Trivium and Asking Alexandria were the opening acts. Avenged Sevenfold was the headliner.

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Jonathan Davis is the vocalist and plays the bagpipes, James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch are the guitarists and backup vocalists, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is the bassist, Ray Luzier is the drummer and percussionist of KoЯn. Zac Baird is the tour keyboardist, pianist and backup vocalist of KoЯn.

Prior to KoЯn arrived on stage, after the stagehand removed a black plastic bag from Davis’ signature microphone. Shortly after, “Molested Intro” was heard as Luzier struck his cymbals before approaching his drummer’s platform. Cheers were heard, as everyone else made their way onto the stage. Before Munky began, he raised his arm and formed devil horns with his fingers and transitioned into “Falling Away From Me”. Fieldy went onto play bass in a vertical position, as the music continued on.

Prior to the start of “Twist”, an instrumental was heard and KoЯn was nowhere to be seen. Davis appeared onto the stage shortly after, as he played the bagpipe. Later, he was joined by his band mates and he put away his custom bagpipe away. Baird removed one of his keyboards, stepped away from behind his instrument set up, stood next to it and continued to play it in a vertical position.

“Shoots and Ladders” had the majority of the crowd involved with Davis, as they sang every word with him. During the song—Luzier struck one of his cymbals so hard, it unraveled himself. He grabbed the end of the downward spiral, continued to pull down and the cheers grew louder. After the assist of the altered versions of classic nursery rhymes, KoЯn performed a snippet of “Somebody Someone” and they continued to sing along with.

Before the start of “Blind”, Davis said the song was the song launched KoЯn’s music career. Davis went onto bring a young fan to end the performance and the crowd cheered as he head-banged alongside with the band. In the end, they raised their arms to bid farewell and walked off stage.

“Got The Life”, “Love & Meth”, “Spike In My Veins”, “Hater”, “Coming Undone”, “Here To Stay”, “Never Never” and “Freak On A Leash” were also a part of KoЯn’s set.

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