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Korn postpone and cancel tour dates as Jonathan Davis tests positive for Covid-19

The nu-metal band, Korn, have been forced to reschedule a number of upcoming tour dates after frontman Jonathan Davis tested positive for Covid-19. The news broke when the band cancelled a concert in Stanton just hours before its start time. The audience was told this was due to a “confirmed Covid-19 case within the Korn camp”. It has since been confirmed that Davis has tested positive and is currently “resting and recovering”.

On Saturday, the band released a statement that was shared on their social media channels. It read: “On Saturday, we received the unfortunate news that Jonathan tested positive for Covid, and needless to say, we had to postpone the show last minute. As a result of his positive test, we also need to reschedule the next handful of shows.”

The statement continued in a similar vein: “As always, our primary goal is to ensure the safety of everyone involved, so this is something that has to be done. Jonathan’s spirits are high, and he’s resting and recovering now. We’re as disappointed as you are about the circumstances, but we’ll get through it though, and we can’t wait to see you once we’re back, firing on all cylinders once again. We thank you all for your love and support!”

The cancelled Saturday show in Scranton has been rescheduled to September 25th, whilst the Korn’s performances in New Jersey and New York have been postponed to September as well. Other shows have been pushed back to October, which includes dates in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Unfortunately, due to schedule clashes, the band’s shows in the Darien Center and Syracuse in New York have been cancelled.

While many are disappointed, Korn fans have been wishing Davis a speedy recovery, with one writing “health is more important than a concert”. If Davis has fully recovered, the band’s next show will take place on August 27th at Tinley Park, Illinois.

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