Following the bassist’s announcement of taking some personal time to get healthy, the band has tapped a longtime friend to fill the interim position.
Korn have announced who will be taking up the bass for the band during the band’s upcoming run of show for the 2021 calendar year. The news follows the revelation from founding member Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu that he would opt to take a leave of absence from the band and their touring obligations to address some personal problems.
Fieldy addressed his departure last month via social media with a very candid statement that read, “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 onstage 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.”
While the band has since issued their public support for their brother and bandmate as he addresses his personal health and well-being, the band has made the necessary adjustment to proceed with their extensive run of show dates that load the months of the year.
Korn has announced that Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert ‘Ra’ Diaz will be taking up the sword in Fieldy’s place during the interim. The band issued the following, “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.” Welcome, Ra!”
Korn is set to hit the road along with Staind and Fire From the Gods for a national run interspersed with various festival appearances. The band has also shared they have been hard any work on the follow-up to their 2019 smash, The Nothing.
Visit the band online to see the complete list of tour dates – HERE