Watch Korn Perform With Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Ra Diaz

Last night (July 16), Korn played their first show with bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz (Suicidal Tendencies) at the Upheaval festival in Grand Rapids, MI. You can check out fan-filmed footage of that below. As previously reported, Diaz is currently filling in for Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who he is taking a hiatus from the band to focus on “personal issues that at times have caused [him] to fall back on some of [his] bad habits.”

Korn Recruit Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Ra Diaz For Upcoming Tour

Korn have announced that Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Diaz will be joining them on their summer tour with Staind. This news comes after Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu previously revealed that he is taking a hiatus from the band to focus on “personal issues that at times have caused [him] to fall back on some of [his] bad habits.”

Korn commented:

“We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month. Tickets available at Kornofficial.com.”

Here’s the band’s current dates:

With Staind & ’68:

08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/07 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
08/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Staind & Fire From The Gods:

08/31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/05 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/06 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (festival date)

Fieldy To Take Hiatus From Korn

Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has announced that he will be taking a hiatus from Korn. The bassist made the decision so he can focus on “personal issues that at times have caused [him] to fall back on some of [his] bad habits.”

Fieldy said the following:

“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.

Fieldy“

Korn briefly commented as well:

“We love and support our brother, Fieldy. Health and family always comes first.⁣”

This news comes after the band recently announced a summer tour with Staind.

Korn Team Up With Puck Hcky For New Merch Collection

Korn have teamed up with hockey-themed brand Puck Hcky for a new merch collection. You can see what they have to offer HERE. Matt Marini, CEO of Puck Hcky, commented:

“When Korn dropped their first record, you knew it was something very special the moment it blasted out of the speakers and literally rattled your brain. That amazing low end, the groove, the vocal styling and the phenomenal guitar work were so original and remain so to this day. Korn has remained consistently great over 25 years and 13 albums, and it is truly an honor for Puck Hcky to be working with them. We had a great time creating this collection together, and there is much more to come.”

Korn And Staind Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Korn and Staind have announced a summer U.S. tour. ’68 and Fire From The Gods will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With ’68:

08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/07 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
08/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Fire From The Gods:

08/31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/05 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/06 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (festival date)

Korn Announce Rescheduled European Dates

Korn have rescheduled their headlining European dates for spring 2022. Here’s the new dates:

05/22 Amsterdam. NET – AFAS Live
05/27 Prague, CZE – Tipsort Arena
05/28 Bratislava, SLO – NTC Arena
05/31 Warsaw, POL – Arena Cos Torwar
06/01 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/21 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena

The band commented:

“Europe – Our summer tour dates have been rescheduled to May/June of 2022. All existing tickets will be honored for these new dates. Thank you for your patience, as we are working with the promoters to create the safest experience for everyone to attend and have a great time. Kornofficial.com Sweden and Russia show updates coming soon.”

Korn Finish Writing New Album

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Korn’s Jonathan Davis revealed that the band have finished writing a new album. He said the following:

​“We just got done writing a record! The band is in different spots all over the place now, too. I’m in Bakersfield, a couple of guys are in LA and a couple of guys are in Nashville. It’s like an act of God to get us all together to do anything. We have to plan that all out! I’m sure there are a bazillion other bands with new music to release, too. In the meantime, let’s just go out, play live and have some fun!”

This news comes just ahead of the band’s “Monumental” livestream concert, which will be held on April 24.

New Book Focusing On Korn’s “Follow The Leader” To Be Released In July

Wymer Publishing will be releasing a new book focusing on Korn’s “Follow The Leader” on July 9. The book was written by Laura Shenton and a description of it can be found below [courtesy of wymeruk.co.uk]:

“In 1994, Korn’s self-titled debut album marked their arrival. It was dark and brash and it demanded attention, as did their second album in 1996, Life Is Peachy. Good going for a new band, but in 1998, Follow The Leader saw Korn’s success and notoriety accelerate exponentially. With constant demand for the singles, ‘Got The Life’ and ‘Freak On A Leash’ on MTV, Korn exceeded their own expectations. For both the band and their fans, this was the start of something exciting, albeit turbulent. In this book, author Laura Shenton MA LLCM DipRSL offers an in-depth perspective on Follow The Leader from a range of angles including how the album came to be, how it was presented and received at the time (live as well as on record), and what it means in terms of Korn’s legacy today.”

Watch Teens Cover Korn’s “Freak On A Leash” For New Tribute Album “Children Of The Korn”

The O’Keefe Music Foundation have shared footage of teenagers performing a cover of Korn’s “Freak On A Leash.” The track will appear on a new tribute album titled “Children Of The Korn.” The foundation commented:

“Here it is, OMF’s first Korn cover! The students have been suggesting Korn songs for years and the stars have aligned. It’s gonna take years and thousands of hours of practice but ultimately the students will be releasing a vinyl record of Korn songs called “Children of the Korn”. Because of the pandemic, OMF had to implement several over the top COVID precautions to keep everyone safe and sound. And until we can book recording studios again, all songs are being recorded in a garage.”