Korn Announce New Touring Bassist Following Fieldy’s Hiatus

photo by Jimmy Fontaine

In June, it was revealed that Korn bassist Fieldy would be taking a step away from the band to focus on personal issues. Now, Korn have revealed who will replace Fieldy on bass for the band’s upcoming tour with Staind.

Standing in for Fieldy on Korn’s upcoming tour will be Ra Diaz of hardcore thrashers Suicidal Tendencies. According to the band’s social media, Ra is already rehearsing with the guys.

“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.”

Catch Ra playing alongside Korn at one of the following dates later this year:

8/5 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
8/7 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
8/8 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/14 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/20 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/25 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/27 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
8/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
8/31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/2 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
9/3 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
9/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/6 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
9/11 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/12 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/18 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/19 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
9/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life *
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^

* = Festival date
^ = Korn with System of a Down and Faith No More (no Staind)

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Words by Chris Krovatin