System of a Down to Replace Faith No More on Upcoming Live Dates with Korn

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Yesterday, the world received the unfortunate news that Faith No More would have to drop off their upcoming dates with Korn due to issues with frontman Mike Patton’s mental health. Now, Korn have announced a replacement for Faith No More at those dates — and it ain’t a bad swap.

It has been revealed that System of a Down will perform in Faith No More’s stead on the upcoming U.S. tour dates. Obviously, System of a Down were already scheduled to share the stage on the bands’ LA stadium gigs, but now it appears that SOAD Will be taking over for some of Korn’s gigs as well.

Faith No More announced their cancelations earlier this week, writing in a statement, “To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.”


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