Family Values Tour

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Family Values Tour
DatesFall, summer
Location(s)United States, Canada
Years active1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2013
Founded byKorn

The Family Values Tour was an annual rock and hip hop tour held by the American nu metal band Korn since 1998. The first tour took place in 1998 and the second tour in 1999, but the tour took a hiatus in 2000 due to heavy competition from the Anger Management Tour, the Summer Sanitarium Tour, and others. The Family Values Tour happened again in 2001 before taking another hiatus, this time for four years. The Family Values Tour returned in 2006 with Korn and Deftones as the headliners. Another tour occurred in 2007, before taking another hiatus until 2013. In 2013 the event took place for the final time as a one-day music festival instead of the traditional tour under the name "Family Values Festival".


Family Values Tour 1998[edit]

Korn, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Incubus (who replaced Ice Cube on October 25, 1998 for the four remaining dates), Orgy, and Rammstein.

In one of the more infamous moments, Rammstein's band members were all dragged off stage by police and subsequently arrested during their Halloween performance. Each band decided to dress up while Rammstein were barely dressed at all, with most members performing in their underwear. Their lead guitarist Richard Kruspe was the only one decently dressed-he wore a wedding dress. The band had to spend the night in jail on charges of indecent exposure.

Ice Cube replacement[edit]

On October 25, 1998 due to the beginning of shooting the movie Next Friday, Ice Cube was replaced by alternative band Incubus for the remaining four dates. The band is featured on the Family Values Tour '98 CD release with the song "New Skin" and can be also seen during performance of "All in the Family" on the DVD release.

Feud with Rob Zombie[edit]

Initially Rob Zombie was to be one of the tour’s participating artists, but he was dropped from the tour due to high production costs (each Rob Zombie concert would cost $125,000 in band fees and show production alone). Therefore, Rob Zombie was replaced by German industrial metal act Rammstein.

However, the official explanation was somewhat confusing. The Firm, Korn's management, said Zombie continually expressed dissatisfaction over not wanting to work with a hip hop act on the bill and was supposedly lectured by Rob Zombie's management that "rock kids don't like hip-hop." Rob Zombie's manager Andy Gould said those comments were false. He explained that Zombie had never even spoken to Korn, so he could not have made those comments.[1]

Although the statement released by Korn's management resulted in anger, Rob Zombie shared no bad blood with the bands participating in the Family Values Tour. In 1999, both Rob Zombie and Korn got on good terms again and launched the highly successful "Rock is Dead" tour together. Korn also toured with Rob Zombie in the summer of 2016.[2]

Family Values Tour 1999[edit]


On select dates:

  • Korn (from October 5 to October 13)
  • The Crystal Method (first part of the tour until the October 13 tour date)
  • Mobb Deep (first part of the tour until the October 8 tour date)
  • Run-DMC (started on September 24 as a surprise guest until October 3)
  • Primus (second part of the tour, started on the October 13 tour date)
  • Method Man and Redman (second part of the tour, started on the October 16 date)
  • Sevendust (replaced Filter on the October 23 tour date)

Korn did not take a full part in the tour, instead making surprise appearances at a handful of dates.[3]

Insane Clown Posse and System of a Down were originally scheduled for the tour but did not make the final roster. Controversy arose over System of a Down’s cancelled appearance, with speculation arising to believe Fred Durst had removed the band due to a falling out with the band Taproot after failing to negotiate them a record contract. After things had soured with Durst, System of a Down aided the band in securing a more satisfactory contract.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Methods of Mayhem was also offered to take part of the tour.[11]

DMX and Ja Rule were also on the bill for the first half of the tour,[12] but cancelled all the shows prior to the beginning of the tour. Mobb Deep and Run-DMC became their replacements on the tour.

Sevendust filled in for Filter on the Denver date while Filter took time off to film the video for "Take a Picture".[13]

It was during this tour that Staind's frontman Aaron Lewis, alongside Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, performed the emotional hit single "Outside" for the first time in Biloxi, Mississippi. This live version quickly found widespread radio play before being recorded in the studio for Staind's next album Break the Cycle. Footage of this on-stage performance also was used for the song's music video.


Date City Country Venue
September 21, 1999 Pittsburgh United States Civic Arena
September 22, 1999 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 24, 1999 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
September 26, 1999 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
September 28, 1999 Worcester Worcester Centrum
September 29, 1999 Albany Pepsi Arena
October 1, 1999 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
October 2, 1999 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
October 3, 1999 Philadelphia First Union Center
October 5, 1999 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
October 6, 1999 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
October 8, 1999 Columbus Schottenstein Center
October 9, 1999 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 10, 1999 St. Louis Kiel Center
October 12, 1999 Kansas City Kemper Arena
October 13, 1999 Minneapolis Target Center
October 16, 1999 Portland Rose Garden Arena
October 17, 1999 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
October 19, 1999 San Francisco Cow Palace
October 20, 1999 Sacramento ARCO Arena
October 22, 1999 Phoenix America West Arena
October 23, 1999 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
October 25, 1999 Denver Pepsi Center
October 27, 1999 Dallas Reunion Arena
October 28, 1999 Houston Compaq Center
October 30, 1999 San Antonio Alamodome
October 31, 1999 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Family Values Tour 2001[edit]

Bands taking part in the 2001 tour were Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X, Deadsy, and Spike 1000 (replacing Deadsy on only first five dates).[14]


Date City Country Venue
October 11, 2001 Cleveland United States CSU Convocation Center
October 12, 2001 Rosemont Allstate Arena
October 13, 2001 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
October 15, 2001 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 16, 2001 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
October 17, 2001 Lafayette Cajundome
October 18, 2001 Washington, D.C. MCI Center
October 19, 2001 Columbus Schottenstein Center
October 20, 2001 Toronto Canada Toronto Skydome[14]
October 22, 2001 Philadelphia United States First Union Center
October 23, 2001 Albany Pepsi Arena
October 24, 2001 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
October 26, 2001 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
October 27, 2001 Worcester The Centrum
October 28, 2001 Buffalo HSBC Arena
October 30, 2001 Charlotte Cricket Arena
October 31, 2001 Atlanta Philips Arena
November 2, 2001 Sunrise National Car Rental Center
November 3, 2001 Tampa Ice Palace
November 4, 2001 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
November 6, 2001 Dallas Reunion Arena
November 8, 2001 Denver Pepsi Center
November 10, 2001 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond
November 11, 2001 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 13, 2001 San Jose Compaq Center
November 14, 2001 Sacramento ARCO Arena
November 16, 2001 Portland Rose Garden Arena
November 17, 2001 Tacoma Tacoma Dome

Family Values Tour 2006[edit]

Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir En Grey, 10 Years, Deadsy, Bury Your Dead, Bullets and Octane, and Walls of Jericho


In 2006, a violent fight allegedly broke out in the mosh pit at the Family Values Tour in Atlanta, Georgia during the Deftones performance, resulting in the death of 30-year-old Andy Richardson on August 1, 2006. Lawyers representing Mr. Richardson's family said they may pursue civil actions against Korn and the show's promoters.

Andy's mother, Gloria Richardson, said in a statement to Fox News Service on August 1, 2006 that "It's not right that someone could go to a concert for a good time and wind up dead. There needs to be more security or they need to not have these concerts at all". One week later, 24-year-old Michael Scott Axley was arrested and charged with Richardson's murder. Witnesses claim Axley punched Richardson, causing his head to hit the concrete floor and suffer an injury that ultimately proved fatal.

Family Values Tour 2007[edit]

Main Stage: Korn, Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, Trivium, Neurosonic

Side Stage: Droid, Five Finger Death Punch, Through You, Invitro, Twin Method, and Bloodsimple

Family Values Festival 2013[edit]

On August 30, 2013 Korn revealed to Billboard that they were bringing the tour back as a one-day event festival. On September 3, 2013, it was revealed that the Family Values Festival would take place in Broomfield, CO at the 1stBank Center.[15]

Korn, Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly, Beware of Darkness, and Love and Death

CD and DVD releases[edit]

The initial edition of Family Values Tour was highly successful and it was documented on separate DVD and CD releases, both put on sale on March 30, 1999 via Immortal/Epic Records. The CD release achieved gold record status in the United States while the DVD release went platinum.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Korn & Rob Zombie Announce Co-Headlining Summer 2016". Rob Zombie Official Website. 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Korn to Play String of Family Values Dates". MTV.
  4. ^ Spencer, Kate (February 4, 2013). "Very VH1 Welcomes Special Guest: RuPaul's Drag Race Star Vivienne Pinay!". VH1 News. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Basham, David (August 24, 1999). "Family Values Tour Announces Itinerary". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  6. ^ Mancini, Rob (January 14, 2000). "Insane Clown Posse Eyes Early Return To Road After Onstage Incident". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  7. ^ Mancini, Rob (October 15, 1999). "Limp Bizkit, System Of A Down Mend Fences For Post-Family Values Tour". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  8. ^ Mancini, Rob (October 12, 1999). "Fred Durst Sounds Off On System Of A Down-Family Values Split". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  9. ^ Mancini, Rob (October 6, 1999). "Did Durst Dump System Of A Down From Family Values Tour?". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  10. ^ Saidman, Sorelle (August 30, 1999). "System Of A Down, W.A.S.P. Cancel Dates For Surgery; SOAD Added To Family Values". MTV News. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  11. ^ "Tommy Lee and Family Values". Wicked Land. April 30, 1999. Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  12. ^ "Limp Bizkit, Filter, DMX Announce Family Values Dates". MTV.
  13. ^ Mancini, Robert (October 15, 1999). "News - Articles - 1428956". Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  14. ^ a b "LIVE: Family Values Tour". Chart Attack, October 22, 2001. Review by April Labine
  15. ^ "Family Values Festival 2013!". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2018.