KORN has announced that Roberto “Ra” Díaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) will be filling in for bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on the band’s upcoming tour.
Last month, Fieldy announced that he would sit out the trek in order to “heal” after “falling back” on some of his “bad habits.”
KORN wrote on social media: “We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about @Fieldykorn. 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. We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month.”
Fieldy previously issued a following statement: “To all Korn fans worldwide.
“The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band.
“I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place.
“I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with.
“Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.