KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has confirmed that one of the band's tour buses was hit by gunfire while parked outside a hotel in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday (March 24).
A spokesperson for the Davenport Police Department told TMZ that they got a call Friday morning around 7:41 a.m. for a vehicle that had been hit overnight. A single bullet pierced the exterior wall of the bus — which was parked on the street outside a hotel — and was found inside the cabin. No one was on board at the time of the shooting and no other damage was reported. The incident is currently under investigation.
Early this morning (Monday, March 28),Welch took to his Instagram to share a photo of the bullet hole in the side of the bus, and he included the following message: "A couple days ago in Iowa we received a bullet to one of our buses in the middle of the night, nobody on the bus thank God, and the bullet didn't penetrate the interior of the bus. Well, we're back in Iowa and hoping for a better welcome tonight Des Moines?! How about bringing some Saturday night energy to a Monday night concert for your boys??!!@korn_official".
KORN — with support acts CHEVELLE and CODE ORANGE — played Friday at TaxSlayer Center in Moline. Prior to that, the three bands performed in Saginaw, Michigan on Wednesday.
KORN is touring in support of its latest album, "Requiem", which was released on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings.
KORN kicked off a short run of shows with SYSTEM OF A DOWN on January 31 in Phoenix, followed by dates in San Diego (February 1) and Los Angeles (February 4 and February 5). KORN's headlining tour with CHEVELLE and CODE ORANGE launched on March 4.