In June, Korn's Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu announced that he would not be playing with the band on their upcoming summer tour. The 51-year-old bassist revealed in a candid Facebook post that he's been struggling with some personal issues in recent years that have caused him to return to some of his "bad habits," and he's taking an indefinite hiatus from the group to focus on recovery.
Today (July 12th), Korn unveiled Fieldy's touring replacement: Suicidal Tendencies' Roberto "Ra" Díaz. He'll fill in on the bass for the band's summer 2021 shows, which includes a couple of festival appearances in July and a North American run with Staind, '68 and Fire From the Gods throughout August and September.
"We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about @Fieldykorn," Korn posted on Instagram. "While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend @Ra_Diaz from @SuicidalTendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties."
The nu-metal OGs concluded, "We've all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can't wait to see you next month."