Jonathan Davis Solo Tour Comes to Seattle’s Showbox – Jonathan Davis has long been known as the front man for the metal band KORN, but did you know he’s had a desire to breakout and do his own solo project? For more than 10 years now Davis has been wanting to record and release his solo project, then take it on the road. His dream has finally come to light as he’s finished recording his solo album ‘Black Labyrinth’ that is due to release on May 25, 2018 via Sumerian Records.
The first single, “What It Is”, was released in January to the delight of his long time fans as well as sparking interest from new fans who’ve not followed him along his journey with KORN. For me, I’ve been a long time KORN follower and have watched the progression through each album they’ve released and heard how his writing style has morphed through the years, so clearly I was interested to see how his solo adventure would turn out.
Check out the first single from ‘Black Labyrinth’ below:
Saturday night, Jonathan Davis arrived in Seattle to perform a show at Seattle’s Showbox (at the Market). The crowd, long time fans, were buzzing about what they were expecting to see in this show. Since there hasn’t been completely wide exposure to the new music yet, only a few teasers here and there, many fans weren’t sure what they were going to see during his performance. Having loved him for many years they completely trusted him to do something unique, special and fully entertaining and they were right.
The stage was set with a throw rug at center stage along with a simple microphone stand (nothing like the dramatic one he uses on tour with KORN), two racks of keyboards, a violin, guitar, standing bass and drums. The lighting was set low and all red. One by one, members of the solo group took to the stage. Every musician in his group came onto the stage dressed fully in black and Davis followed the trend in all black too. As Davis stepped onto the stage, the music began to flow as the journey started.
The setting was understated, capturing the feel for the show that was to come. What was clear from the first note, this show was not a metal show, it was something more reserved, ethereal and soul quenching. As I listened to each song, I could feel Davis pouring out his soul to the fans in front of him. The music was more experimental than most fans expected to hear, but received by cheers and hands waving in the air as the music encompassed the audience. I also felt myself getting lost in the music, almost as though I was falling into a trance from music filling my body.
Davis performed beautiful set that allowed him to push the boundaries of the musical genre divide and showcase his versatility in his writing and performance style. I haven’t enjoyed a show this much in a long time, it was completely mesmerizing to witness. I have to say, if Jonathan Davis is bringing his solo tour to a city near you, it’s a must see show. Make a point of catching him live and make sure to pick up a copy of his album ‘Black Labyrinth’ when it comes out on May 25th. I’ve linked everywhere you can officially pre-order it toward the bottom of this post.
Until the new album is out, check out photos from the show and more videos showcasing the new music to come.
‘Black Labyrinth’ Track Listing:
Underneath My Skin
Walk On By
Please Tell Me
What You Believe
What It Is
Catch Jonathan Davis out on tour. Remaining Tour Dates:
APR 12 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
APR 13 – BELASCO – Los Angeles, CA
APR 14 – KFMA Day 2018 – Tucson, AZ
APR 16 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
APR 18 – Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
APR 20 – UFEST 2018 – Mesa, AZ
APR 21 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
APR 22 – Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
APR 24 – Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
APR 25 – The Ballroom at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
APR 26 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
MAY 01 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
MAY 02 – Myth Live – Saint Paul, MN
MAY 04 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
MAY 05 – The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
MAY 06 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
MAY 08 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
MAY 09 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
MAY 11 – Aura – Portland, ME
MAY 12 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
MAY 14 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
MAY 15 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
MAY 17 – Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
MAY 18 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
MAY 19 – MMR*B*Q 2018 – Camden, NJ
JUN 01 – ROCK AM RING (June 1 – 3) – Nürburg, Germany
JUN 02 – ROCK IM PARK (June 1 – 3) – Nürnberg, Germany
JUN 04 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany
JUN 06 – Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
JUN 07 – O2 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
JUN 08 – Download Festival (June 8 – 10) – Donnington, United Kingdom
JUN 10 – Rockhal Club – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
JUN 11 – Z7 Konzertfabrik – Pratteln, Switzerland
JUN 13 – Prague Rocks 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic
JUN 15 – NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL (June 14 – 17) – Nickelsdorf, Austria
JUN 16 – FIRENZE ROCKS – Florence, Italy
JUN 18 – Download Festival Paris 2018 – Paris, France
JUN 20 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUN 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
JUN 23 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
OCT 13 – Aftershock Festival 2018 (Oct 13 – 14) – Sacramento, CA