Korn announce new touring bassist filling in for Fieldy
Roberto ‘Ra’ Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies will be hitting the road and filling in on bass duties with the Bakersfield nu-metallers this summer, with Korn announcing: “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!
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Announcing his hiatus last month, Fieldy explained: “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.”
Catch Korn with Staind very soon at the following dates:
5 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
7 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
8 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — Chicago, IL
28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
3 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
5 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — St. Louis, MO
6 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
9 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life* (festival date)
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