Rockers Korn are the latest musical act to have their touring disrupted by COVID-19.
Live music may have returned to the US but COVID-19 is refusing to comply.
In recent weeks Counting Crows, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Fall Out Boy have all had their tours disrupted by positive COVID-19 test results. Stevie Nicks has cancelled all of her scheduled 2021 performances due to fears over the growing Delta variant.
Now Korn have fallen victim to the ongoing COVID chaos.
Frontman Jonathan Davis has tested positive for the virus, leading the group to postpone six shows and cancel another two outright.
On Saturday, August 14th, Korn cancelled a show in Scranton, Pennsylvania just hours before they were set to take the stage.
“Unfortunately, there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Korn camp,” the band wrote in a statement on social media. “The safety of our artists, crew, venue staff, and fans are our top priority, so we must postpone the show tonight. We’re deeply sorry for this last minute news, but please hold on to your tickets while we work to get your rescheduled date sorted ASAP with Live Nation and the Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe out there. We’ll be back soon.”
Attention: SCRANTON, PA pic.twitter.com/GkXIRU0m5y
— Korn (@Korn) August 14, 2021
It was revealed early this morning, Tuesday, August 17th, that the “confirmed COVID-19 case within the Korn camp” was none other than frontman Jonathan Davis.
“On Saturday, we received the unfortunate news that Jonathan tested positive for Covid, and needless to say, we had to postpone the show last minute,” the band wrote in a newly posted statement. “As a result of his positive test, we also need to reschedule the next handful of shows. As always, our primary goal is to ensure the safety of everyone involved, so this is something that has to be done.”
The band went on to assure fans that “Jonathan’s spirits are high, and he’s resting and 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,” the statement concluded.
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Saturday’s cancelled Scranton show has since been rescheduled to Saturday, September 25th.
Shows in Wantagh, Holmdel, Hartford, Mansfield and Gilford have all been postponed.
Two New York shows at Darien Centre and Syracuse have been cancelled outright due to scheduling difficulties.
Assuming Davis recovers, Korn will resume their US tour on August 27th at Illinois venue Tinley Park.
Jonathan Davis recently recorded a cover version of Pet Shop Boys’ hit It’s a Sin for the soundtrack of TV show Paradise City. Take a listen below.