When Korn go on tour with Staind this August, it will be without one of their most prominent members.
Bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has announced he’s sitting out the summer’s biggest nu-metal trek because… well, here, read for yourself:
“To all Korn fans worldwide.
“The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band.
“I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place.
“I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with.
“Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.
The last time Fieldy sat out a Korn tour was in 2017, when he was temporarily replaced by Tye Trujillo, the then-twelve-year-old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo.
No fill-in has been announced for this go-round as of yet.
Dates for Korn’s tour with Staind are below.
Aug. 05 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
Aug. 07 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds [tickets]
Aug. 08 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
Aug. 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [tickets]
Aug. 11 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [tickets]
Aug. 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
Aug. 14 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain [tickets]
Aug. 17 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
Aug. 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
Aug. 20 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre [tickets]
Aug. 21 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Aug. 24 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [tickets]
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
Aug. 27 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL [tickets]
Aug. 28 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
Aug. 31 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
Sep. 02 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
Sep. 03 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake [tickets]
Sep. 05 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
Sep. 06 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 12 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
Sep. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 18 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
Sep. 19 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman [tickets]
Sep. 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Sep. 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life* [tickets]
* Festival date
[via Metal Injection]