Korn Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer To Sit Out Of Upcoming Shows

Munky will be heading home for a few Korn tour dates due to his wife's impending childbirth.

Korn Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer To Sit Out Of Upcoming Shows

Unfortunately for Korn diehards, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer will be sitting out of shows from August 6th to the 11th due to the impending birth of his child. His replacement will be JR Bareis of Spoken and formerly of Islander, who is also in the band Love And Death with Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

In an Instagram post, Munky explained the situation, writing: “Since our family is waiting any day now for the birth of our daughter, I won’t be performing starting on Tuesday August 6th through Sunday August 11th .I’ll be back in Detroit. I’m going to miss you all very much on those dates. But, you’re in great hands with our close friend and brother @jrbareis95 who is filling in for me…and of course the rest of @korn_official who will carry the load.

Thank you to all of our fans for your understanding and support!”

The dates Munky will be missing are as follows:


06 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
11 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

These shows are from Korn’s current tour with Alice In Chains, FEVER 333, Underoath, and Ho99o9. The tour leads up to the release of Korn's new album, The Nothing, which drops September 13th via Roadrunner/Elektra.

The rest of the tour dates are as shown below:


06 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
07 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
09 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
10 The XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT
11 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
13 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
14 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
16 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
17 KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
18 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
20 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
21 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
23 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
25 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
27 Isleta Amphitheatrer, Albuquerque, NM
30 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
31 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ


02 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
04 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA

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