Plans are being floated for Korn, Limp Bizkit and Rage Against the Machine to team up for outdoor stadium dates to top a season that already is expected to include the fourth year of Ozzy Osbourne's successful OzzFest package, the fifth edition of the trend-setting music/extreme sports hookup Warped Tour (with Green Day and NOFX topping the bill), and in the fall a third edition of the Korn- founded Family Values arena package. Another package of rising bands including Slipknot and Sevendust and featuring a body art theme is also being planned.
OzzFest, with its lineup still being set, is coming off a year in which it was among the leading box-office successes, including a show for 45,000 people at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore. But the Korn-Bizkit-Rage triple-header would probably raise the bar higher, with dates in key markets around the country projected to draw upward of 60,000 people. This comes at a time when stadium shows have become increasingly rare--among rock acts, only the Dave Matthews Band, with several stadium dates planned as part of a summer tour, is looking at that level at this point.
"It's one of the ideas we're poking at," confirms Jeff Kwatinetz, manager of both Korn and Bizkit. "It's early yet. Limp Bizkit has just started in the studio [recording its next album]. Rage hasn't gotten back to us. But I think the timing for this tour would be really good."