The heavy metal band Korn will be running its tour on biodiesel this summer. Members Jonathan Davis, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer made the announcement that the band’s eight buses and eight cargo trucks will run on biodiesel during a press conference today covered by MTV in New York’s Times Square:
Surrounded by a crush of photographers, fans and curious onlookers, Korn revealed that on the band’s Family Values Tour this summer, they’ll be traveling in vehicles that operate on domestically produced biodiesel fuels.
The conversion of the group’s eight buses and eight cargo trucks will help reduce by almost 50 tons the amount of carbon-dioxide emissions the tour produces, Davis said, and added that they’ll be asking the rest of the bands on the festival’s bill to follow suit. The band hopes the move will inspire others to make the switch, too.
“We all have children, and I just worry about my kids’ kids,” Davis, the proud owner of a Toyota Prius, said during the press conference. “[I worry about whether] they will have a place to live [and I hope] that they won’t have to live underground. I think it’s time we really did start trying to do something about getting rid of oil in general. We have the means to fuel cars in different ways. We have the technology to do it. We’re doing our part to set the wheels in motion.”
The band also announced it would start its own formula of biodiesel called Korntastic… although it’s still in development.