Korn are currently on a massive summer tour with Alice In Chains, Underoath, Fever 333 and Ho99o9, but their regular guitarist will be missing for the next week. 

Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer is stepping away from the group as he and his wife await the birth of their daughter. He will be away from Tuesday to Sunday. 

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He shared the news to fans on Instagram about his temporary departure. 

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,” he wrote. 

He then revealed that JR Bareis, who has played with Love and Death, Islander and more, will be filling in. Check out the full post below. 

Bareis will be playing at the stops in Wantagh, NY; Holmdel, NJ; Mansfield, MA; Harford, CT and Saratoga Springs, NY. 

 Tickets are on sale now for the tour with a full list of dates below.


08/06 – Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
08/07 – Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
08/09 – Mansfield, MAXfinity Center^
08/10 – Hartford, CTXFINITY Theatre*
08/11 – Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
08/13 – Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre*
08/14 – Toronto, ONBudweiser Stage*
08/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center*
08/17 – Burgettstown, PAKeyBank Pavilion+
08/18 – Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center+
08/20 – Noblesville, INRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
08/21 – Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
08/23 – Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
08/25 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center+
08/27 – Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheatre+
08/30 – Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
08/31 – Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion+

09/02 – Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
09/04 – Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre+

10/13 – Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival#
* with HO99O9
+ with FEVER 333
^ support TBA
# Festival Date

More Korn news

A few days ago, Korn dropped brand new track, “Cold” ahead of the release of their forthcoming LP. 

“Cold” will appear on the band’s new album, THE NOTHING, slated to drop Sept. 13 via Elektra Records/Roadrunner Records.

The track marks the second single from the album, following “You’ll Never Find Me” and its creepy, sci-fi music video.

You can check out the visualizer for “Cold” below!

THE NOTHING is available for pre-order with exclusive bundles located on the band’s website.

“Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain and hope/despair all exist as one- pulling at us every moment of our lives,” vocalist Jonathan Davis says of the album.

“It’s not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence’ that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment.  It’s the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence.  There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it’s the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarizing forces exists -where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to…..THE NOTHING.”

You can check out the album’s tracklist below.

THE NOTHING tracklist:
  1. The End Begins
  2. Cold
  3. You’ll Never Find Me
  4. The Darkness is Revealing
  5. Idiosyncrasy
  6. The Seduction Of Indulgence
  7. Finally Free
  8. Can You Hear Me
  9. The Ringmaster
  10. Gravity Of Discomfort
  11. H@rd3r
  12. This Loss
  13. Surrender To Failure

What do you think of Korn bringing on a new guitarist for tour this week? Sound off in the comments down below!

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