Korn Members Talk About Upcoming Tour, Fans Speculate Who’ll Replace Fieldy
Korn recently posted a video on their official Instagram account in which the band’s lead vocalist Jonathan Davis and guitarist Munky shared their excitement about the band’s upcoming tour but fans couldn’t help but wonder who’s going to be replacing Fieldy.
The famous nu-metal band had a scheduled tour named Faith No More for 2020 which had to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. Although at the beginning of 2021, it seemed like the tour was going to be rescheduled for 2022, Korn excited their fans with their update back in May. Korn will embark on a 28-date tour with Staind this year and they’ll be joined by ’68 and Fire From the Gods on select dates.
However, shortly after this announcement, Fieldy made it to our headlines considering his hiatus. In late June, Fieldy surprised Korn fans when he announced that he’ll take a step back from performing so that he can concentrate on healing from his bad habits while saying that his presence would bring ‘bad vibes to the circle.’ His bandmates were very understanding and wished their friend all the best.
Nonetheless, Korn hasn’t announced who’ll be replacing Fieldy and following the band members’ recent post, some rumors were instigated. A fan asked the band whether they know who’ll be replacing Fieldy to which another fan responded by saying that they’ll probably hire Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne who’d stepped in 2012 too.
This is what was written in the caption of Korn’s recent Instagram video:
“Join us in a U.S. city near you, August 5 through September 23. We can’t wait to see your faces. Link in bio for tickets.”
Munky and Jonathan David expressed their excitement for the upcoming tour with the following words:
“Yo what’s up, this is Munky and this is JD from Korn and we’re very excited to get back on the road. Pick up your tickets now to see us with Staind, it’s going to be insane.”
A fan shared the following comment under the tour update posted by Korn:
“I thought you guys were on hiatus.”
To which another fan responded:
“Fieldy is, not Korn though.”
Another fan chimed in and asked:
“Did they ever say whose replacing him on the tour yet?”
To which a follower replied:
“No, not yet, to be determined! In the past, the bassist for Mudvayne has stepped in and it sounded really good.”
Although Korn hasn’t responded to any of those rumors, it’s clear that fans are curious to find out. It’s unknown whether Ryan Martinie will actually join Korn, but it wouldn’t be so bad as he was highly praised for his performance back in Korn’s 2012 European Tour which Fieldy couldn’t join as they were expecting a child with his wife.