Korn have announced that the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo will tour South America with them later this month.
Tye Trujillo plays in the band The Helmets and will fill in for regular bassist Fieldy who can’t make the dates next month in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Fieldy will rejoin Korn for their North American dates which get underway with a set at the Carolina Rebellion on May 6.
Korn say in a statement: “On April 17 Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Colombia, 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.
“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.”
Check out Tye in action with The Helmets below.
The dates have been lined up in support of Korn’s 2016 album The Serenity Of Suffering.
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Korn 2017 tour dates
Apr 17: Bogota Gran Carpa De Las Americas, Colombia
Apr 19: Sao Paulo Espaco Das Americas, Brazil
Apr 21: Curitiba Live, Brazil
Apr 23: Porto Alegre Pepsi On Stage, Brazil
Apr 25: Paternal Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Argentina
Apr 27: Santiago Teatro Caupolican, Chile
May 06: Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 07: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD
May 09: Huntington The Paramount, NY
May 10: Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
May 11: Grand rapids 20 Monroe Live, MI
May 12: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
May 13: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
May 14: Kansas City Uptown Theatre, MO
May 16: Memphis Minglewood Hall, TN
May 17: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, TN
May 18: Atlanta The Tabernacle, GA
May 19: Columbus Mapfre Stadium, OH
May 20: Columbus Mapfre Stadium, OH
May 21: Columbus Mapfre Stadium, OH
Jun 12: Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, CA
Jun 16: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre, UT
Jun 18: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Jun 20: Chula Vista Sleep Train Amphitheatre, CA
Jun 21: Inglewood The Forum, CA
Jun 22: Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, CA
Jun 25: Boise Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, ID
Jun 26: Pocatello Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre, ID
Jul 19: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheater, NY
Jul 20: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA
Jul 23: Hartford Xfiniity Theatre, CT
Jul 25: Toronto The Molson Amphitheatre, ON
Jul 26: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
Jul 27: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Jul 29: Noblesville Klipsch Music Center, IN
Jul 30: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Aug 01: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Aug 02: Cleveland Blossom Music Center, OH
Aug 17: Stockholm Grona Lund, Sweden
Aug 19: Dinkelsbuhl Summerbreeze Festival, Germany
Aug 20: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Aug 21: Saarbrucken Saarlandhalle, Germany
Oct 07: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH