Korn to Replace Faith No More at October System of a Down Shows
Following the announcement that Faith No More (and Mr. Bungle) have canceled all of their upcoming performances due to mental health issues frontman Mike Patton is currently struggling with, System of a Down have tapped Korn to fill in on a series of five upcoming West Coast shows in October. Russian Circles will stay on as the opening act.
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Patton issued a statement on Tuesday, September 14, explaining his decision to drop off:
“Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.
“I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.
“The bands’ support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.”
Faith No More added:
“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.
“Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.
“And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.
“Thank you for continuing to believe in us.
“- Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy”
The affected dates are as follows:
October 15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
October 16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
October 18 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
October 22 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium