KORN will be step[ping in for FAITH NO MORE in the support role for SYSTEM OF A DOWN on a short run of West Coast dates coming up in the fall.
On Tuesday (September 14), FAITH NO MORE canceled a number of shows that were originally scheduled for September and October due to frontman Mike Patton struggling with some mental health issues, partially exacerbated by the pandemic. A short time later, SYSTEM OF A DOWN issued a statement saying that they supported “FAITH NO MORE’s decision to put the wellness of Mike first.”
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN and RUSSIAN CIRCLES will now play together on October 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada; October 16 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California; October 18 at Oakland Arena in Oakland, California; and on October 22 and October 23 at Banc Of California stadium in Los Angeles, California. HELMET will join the bill for the two Los Angeles dates.
KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer is being temporarily replaced on the road by J.R. Bareis, due to “Munky” contracting COVID-19.
Bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) is also filling in for Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu as bassist on KORN’s current tour as Fieldy is taking some needed time off in order to “heal” after “falling back” on some of his “bad habits.”
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN and RUSSIAN CIRCLES tour dates:
Oct. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct. 16 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Oct. 18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN, RUSSIAN CIRCLES and HELMET tour dates:
Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of CA Stadium
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of CA Stadium
Our friends in @Korn are now joining us for our upcoming shows in Vegas, Fresno, and Oakland ahead of our @BancStadium weekend. We look forward to seeing you in one month. Head to https://t.co/HtfKuMNvqv for tickets. pic.twitter.com/aOfgvn6Y3s
— System Of A Down (@systemofadown) September 15, 2021