A third member of Korn has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ray Luzier, drummer with the nu-metal outfit, will sit out a trio of shows after his diagnosis.
“Unfortunately, Ray has tested positive for COVID, and he will not be playing the next three shows in Vegas (Oct. 15), Fresno (Oct. 16), and Oakland (Oct. 18). Korn will be continuing on as scheduled despite these circumstances.”
For those upcoming dates, Nightverses and Fever 333 drummer Aric Improta will fill in.
“We are anticipating a quick recovery for Ray,” reads an update on the official Korn accounts, “and he should be back to play the Los Angeles shows with us.”
If he does make a swift recovery, as expected, Luzier will play with Korn on their two-night stand at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium next Friday (Oc22 and Saturday (Oct. 23). It’s unclear what symptoms, if any, Luzier is exhibiting.
Korn has had an unfortunate spell with COVID infections within its ranks.
In early August, the rockers rescheduled or canceled a run of shows when co-founder Jonathan Davis tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and, four weeks later, was said to be “still struggling” with the COVID after-effects, according to bandmate Brian “Head” Welch.
The following month, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer tested positive and also missed concerts.
Korn are touring in support of their latest studio album The Nothing, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart following its release in 2019.