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Korn, Breaking Benjamin at the Coliseum


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 31, 2019

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Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and multi-platinum hard rockers Breaking Benjamin have announced a 24-city tour which includes a stop right here in the Fort on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

That night, fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform together at the Memorial Coliseum.

Both acts have history in Fort Wayne, having performed on different occasions at the Coliseum and Piere’s.

Earlier this year, Korn shocked the world with their acclaimed new album, The Nothing, while Benjamin just announced a new album Aurora that will include reimagined, acoustic versions of songs along their journey. Joining them on tour will be the London-bred band Bones UK. Tickets for this haymaker of a show go on sale Friday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m.

INtroducing the Debutants

If you attended the Trippin Billies-The Dave Matthews Tribute show the other week at the Clyde Theatre, you may have left in awe with the opener that evening.

For some, that was more than likely your first taste of the local folk rock act Debutants. Surprisingly, the band consisting of Jon Swain (guitar/vocals), Lynn Nicholson (mandolin/vocals), Chandler Cashdollar (bass), Michael Newsome (banjo), and Lauren Tourkow (fiddle) have been around for only six months. During that time, they’ve performed at Taste of the Arts and Broadway Street Stroll, opened for the Rumpke Mountain Boys, and took part in a Dr. Dog tribute at the Brass Rail among other local performances.

Swain and Nicholson are a pair of names that you should recognize as they are two-thirds of 2011 Whatzup Battle of the Bands champions Elephants in Mud. That’s enough right there to show what caliber of talent we are dealing with.

If you have the pleasure of checking these cats out, don’t be surprised if there are guest artists joining them on stage as that’s typical at a Debutants show.

“It’s a very fun and flexible project that takes on a myriad of different styles, lineups, and instrumentation,” Nicholson said. “For instance, at our Dr. Dog tribute show, we had a more electric/rock instrumentation with drums, keys, and electric guitar, so you never know what you might get from us.”

Your chance to see them might have to wait a bit as they’re taking a little time off from performing to record their first EP. So be on the lookout for that as well as shows to follow.

Hinder to hit the fort

Flashback Live have booked themselves a worthy rock show for Saturday, Dec. 28. Taking the stage will be Oklahoma rockers Hinder who are no strangers to the Fort, having performed here on a few previous occasions. The band is currently working on their as yet untitled seventh studio album and have recently released a cover of the Eagles hit “Life in the Fast Lane.”

No word on who the openers will be, which I assume will come shortly. Tickets for Hinder are available through TicketWeb.com.

Gallery moves to new spot

Rhapsody Gallery and Studio is soon moving from their North Anthony location to the commercial spaces at the historic Fairfield Manor (2301 Fairfield Ave. #104). They will setup their gallery, continue teaching music, and have more fascinating events. To break in the new space, they will have a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9, with live music, food, and featured artists Jeremy Stroup, Rachel Von Stroup, and Joel Fremion. An open house will ensue from noon-5 p.m.

Since the building was built in the 1920s, there will be a Roaring ’20s Party from 5-9 p.m., so come dressed in your favorite ’20s garb.

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