Korn Guitarist to Temporarily Sit Out of Band’s North American Tour

Korn's guitarist James Shaffer (Munky). Photo by Will Ireland/Future/Shutterstock (2713031ho)

Korn is in the midst of one of the summer’s top tours, but guitarist James Munky Shaffer will miss five shows for a very good reason. 

Mundy took to social media to share with fans that he has decided to sit out five shows as he and his wife await the birth of their daughter.

“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,” the statement began. “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!”

Bareis will sit in for the band’s performances in Wantagh (N.Y.), Holmdel (N.J.), Mansfield (Mass.), Hartford (Ct.) and Saratoga Springs (N.Y.).