Korn Guitarist to Temporarily Sit Out of Band’s North American Tour

James Munky Shaffer will miss the next five Korn shows as he and his wife Evis Xheneti await the birth of their daughter.

“Since our family is waiting any day now for the birth of our daughter, I won’t be performing starting on Tuesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 11,” the statement began. “I’ll be back in Detroit. I’m going to miss you all very much on those dates.

He will be temporarily replaced by J.R. Bareis.

“But, you’re in great hands with our close friend and brother J.R. Bareis who is filling in for me… and of course the rest of Korn who will carry the load. Thank you to all of our fans for your understanding and support!”

Korn is in the midst of one of the summer’s top tours, playing dates with Alice in Chains, Underoath, Fever 333 and Ho99o9.