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Korn Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer Temporarily Drops Out Of Ongoing North American Tour

Friday, 09 August 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has dropped out of five shows on the band's current North American tour alongside Alice In Chains.

The guitarist is taking time out to be with his wife as they await the birth of their daughter. His spot is being filled by J.R. Bareis, who previously played in guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's solo project Love and Death. Munky broke the news via a statement on the band's official social media pages:

"Since our family is waiting any day now for the birth of our daughter, I won't be performing starting on Tuesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 11. I'll be back in Detroit. I'm going to miss you all very much on those dates.

But, you're in great hands with our close friend and brother J.R. Bareis who is filling in for me... and of course the rest of Korn who will carry the load. Thank you to all of our fans for your understanding and support!"

Korn recently released Cold, the second track to be shared from their new album 'The Nothing', which is out on September 13 via Roadrunner Records.

Korn Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 09 2019 - MANSFIELD Massachusetts - Xfinity Center (USA)
Sat August 10 2019 - HARTFORD Connecticut - XFINITY Theatre (USA)
Sun August 11 2019 - SARATOGA SPRINGS New York - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (USA)
Tue August 13 2019 - CLARKSTON Michigan - DTE Energy Music Theatre (USA)
Wed August 14 2019 - TORONTO Ontario - Budweiser Stage (Canada)
Fri August 16 2019 - CUYAHOGA FALLS Ohio - Blossom Music Center (USA)
Sat August 17 2019 - BURGETTSTOWN Pennsylvania - KeyBank Pavilion (USA)
Sun August 18 2019 - CINCINNATI Ohio - Riverbend Music Center (USA)
Tue August 20 2019 - NOBLESVILLE Indiana - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (USA)
Wed August 21 2019 - TINLEY PARK Illinois - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (USA)
Fri August 23 2019 - MARYLAND HEIGHTS Missouri - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun August 25 2019 - DENVER Colorado - Pepsi Center (USA)
Tue August 27 2019 - ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico - Isleta Amphitheatre (USA)
Fri August 30 2019 - IRVINE California - FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance (USA)
Sat August 31 2019 - PHOENIX Arizona - Ak-Chin Pavilion (USA)
Mon September 02 2019 - CHULA VISTA California - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (USA)
Wed September 04 2019 - MOUNTAIN VIEW California - Shoreline Amphitheatre (USA)

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