Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer Leaves Tour for the Birth of His Daughter


Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer will be heading home for a few of the band’s upcoming tour dates ‘cuz he’s having a baby! Well, not him, but you know. This is the third crotch goblin the family has produced, soon to be another proud member of the Munky heritage. I hope she pops out with her dad’s head superimposed on a baby’s body — aaawwww!

Munky will be sitting out starting today (August 6th) until August 11th, and will be covered by JR Bareis of Spoken, who also plays with Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in the band Love And Death.

Here’s Dad’s Instagram post explaining the situation:

“Since our family is waiting any day now for the birth of our daughter, I won’t be performing starting on Tuesday August 6th through Sunday August 11th .I’ll be back in Detroit. I’m going to miss you all very much on those dates. But, you’re in great hands with our close friend and brother @jrbareis95 who is filling in for me…and of course the rest of @korn_official who will carry the load.

“Thank you to all of our fans for your understanding and support!”

Munky will not be performing on the following dates of Korn’s tour with Alice In Chains, FEVER 333, Underoath, and Ho99o9:

Tue Aug 06 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Wed Aug 07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Fri Aug 09 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat Aug 10 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre*
Sun Aug 11 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*

Munky will resume touring with the band for the rest of the dates after:

Tue Aug 13 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Wed Aug 14 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*
Fri Aug 16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center*
Sat Aug 17 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion+
Sun Aug 18 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center+
Tue Aug 20 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Wed Aug 21 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Fri Aug 23 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Sun Aug 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center+
Tue Aug 27 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre+
Fri Aug 30 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
Sat Aug 31 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Mon Sep 02 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Wed Sep 04 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre+

*with HO99O9
+with Fever 333

[via Kerrang!]

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