Korn Reschedules Tour Dates After Lead Singer Jonathan Davis Falls Ill

by Samantha Whidden

Following the cancellation of their concert in Scranton, Pennsylvania over the weekend, metal rock band group Korn’s lead singer Jonathan Davis announced he has also fallen ill.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the Korn bandmates stated that Davis became ill. While he is recovering, the band decided they were going to officially reschedule the next handful of their tour stops. “As always, our primary goal is to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” the statement reads. “So this is something that needs to be done. 

Korn reveals the following rescheduled dates: 
8/14: Scranton, PA moving to 9/25
8/17: Wantagh, NY moving to 9/28
8/18: Holmdel, NJ moving to 9/26
8/20: Hartford, CT moving to 10/2
8/21: Mansfield, MA moving to 10/1
8/22: Gilford, NH moving to 10/3

Korn then stated that the following shows have officially been canceled due to scheduling conflicts:
8/24: Darien Center, NY
8/25: Syracuse, NY

The Korn bandmates further explain that Davis’ spirits are high and he’s resting/recovering now. “We’re as disappointed as you are about the circumstances. But we’ll get through it though. And we can’t wait to see you once we’re back. Firing on all cylinders once again.”

Korn adds the ticketholders for two canceled shows will be contacted for refunds. The band kicked off their tour earlier this month. Korn also made an appearance at this year’s Download Festival, which took place June 10th through the 12th at Donington Park in the UK. The band is touring with Staind and is planning to resume the tour at the end of August.

How the Band Korn Started & Current Plans

Korn was originally formed in 1993 by three members of L.A.P.D. The founding members are James “Munky” Shaffer, Reginald “Fieldly” Arvizu, Brian “Head” Welch, and Jonathan Davis. Ray Luzier replaced David Silveria in 2007.  The band has a total of 13 studio albums, including their 2019 album The Nothing.

In a recent interview with Kerrang! Brian “Head” Welch stated that Korn is planning to work on some new material. “We’ve been throwing ideas back and forth, but it’s been hard because of the pandemic and whatnot,” Welch said. He also mentioned that James “Munky” Shaffer lives in Los Angeles currently, which is dealing with surges. 

“Thank God Munky has not got it. He lives with his wife and her family, and his mother-in-law. They’ve got to be careful with her,” the Korn bandmate explained.  “It’s been really crazy, but we managed to get together and we’re deciding what we’re gonna do. But we’re coming up with some cool ideas.”

Brian further revealed in another interview with Kerrang! what the band’s key goal. “We just loved music and where music had traveled to. Growing up, there was AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and the harder stuff. But the only thing on TV as a teenager was Ratt, Motley Crue, and even Ozzy went pretty for a while.”

He also recalled how Korn started out. “One day, I thought about it like, ‘Well I haven’t learned to shred yet, so why am I still loving this?’ When we formed Korn, we wanted to go into that darker vibe, something that makes you feel.”