WASHINGTON — American ‘nu metal’ band Korn has rescheduled some of its future tour dates after frontman Jonathan Davis tested positive for Covid-19, which prompted the band to cancel its show on Aug. 14, 2021.
In a social media statement released on Aug. 16, 2021, the group announced the news, as per reports.
“We really appreciate your patience as we work out the next steps for our tour. 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 statement read.
“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.”
Davis, who is 50, is currently “resting and recovering,” though he’s in good spirits, as per the band.
“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,” their statement concluded.
Korn was initially set to perform on Aug. 14, 2021, at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The concert was canceled hours before its start time due to a “confirmed Covid-19 case within the Korn camp,” said a message posted to Korn’s social media accounts at the time.
“Unfortunately, there is a confirmed Covid-19 case in the Korn camp. The safety of our artists, crew, venue staff, and fans are our top priority, so we must postpone the show tonight,” read the statement.
“We’re deeply sorry for this unfortunate 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.”
The Scranton show has since been rescheduled for Sept. 25, 2021. Other postponed tour dates include performances in Hartford — Connecticut (Oct. 2, 2021); Holmdel — New Jersey (Sept. 26, 2021); Mansfield — Massachusetts (Oct. 1, 2021); and Gilford — New Hampshire (Oct. 3, 2021). Previously scheduled New York shows in Syracuse (Aug. 25, 2021) and at the Darien Center (Aug. 24, 2021) had been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.
Korn kicked off their summer tour, which also features Staind, on Aug. 5, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The band previously had plans to tour with Faith No More, but their concert dates were scrapped last year due to the pandemic.
(With inputs from ANI)
Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil