Korn has recruited Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, to play bass on the band’s upcoming South American tour. In a statement posted on social media, Korn explained that bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has to sit out the dates due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

The statement said, “On April 17 Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fieldy is unable to make the shows so the band will be joined by a special guest. Filling in for bass duties will be Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and member of NorCal group The Helmets.”

  • The statement added, “We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye. We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”
  • Arvizu will resume with Korn at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th in Concord, North Carolina. Following a run of festival and headlining dates in May, the group will begin a summer trek with Stone Sour on June 16th in Salt Lake City.
  • Tye Trujillo will perform with Korn at the following shows:
    April 17 – Bogota, COL – Corferias
    April 19 – Sao Paulo, BRA – Head West Present
    April 21 – Curitibia, BRA – Live Curitiba
    April 23 – Porto Alegre, BRA – Pepsi On Stage
    April 25 – Mendoza, ARG – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
    April 27 – Santiago, CHL – Teatro Caupolican
    April 29 – Lima, PER – Estadio Nacional de Lima