CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
KoRn will take eight U.S. soldiers from London to New York next week for a few days of well-deserved leave, which will culminate with the band's November 29 special pre-album release performance at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The soldiers, who have served in either Afghanistan or Iraq and are currently on leave in Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy, will join KORN and MTV Europe contest winners for this "See You On The Other Side" chartered flight and special performance in connection with the release of KORN's new album, "See You on the Other Side," due out December 6 via the band's new global partnership with EMI/Virgin Records.
"We already have the private plane arranged," says KoRn, "and we were thinking, 'Who else can we bring with us to New York City besides the contest winners?' We just figured, 'Who really needs to get away and spend a few days in New York City?' So we thought it'd be cool if we were joined by some soldiers on the plane and bring them back to U.S. soil for a real taste of home and some U.S. rock and roll right after Thanksgiving. We're absolutely honored to do this." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen