Fever 333 drummer will fill in
Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be missing the band’s next three shows due to testing positive to COVID-19. The band has enlisted Fever 333 drummer Aric Improta to fill in.
“Unfortunately, Ray has tested positive for COVID, and he will not be playing the next three shows in Vegas, Fresno, and Oakland. Korn will be continuing on as scheduled despite these circumstances,” the band shares on social media.
“We are anticipating a quick recovery for Ray and he should be back to play the Los Angeles shows with us.”
Luzier released his own statement regarding the matter.
“I’ve only missed 1 show in 14 years with Korn], so it infuriates me to miss these next few shows! My wife Aspen & I tested positive for the junk several days ago. We’re doing fine, thanks to all who’ve reached out with the positive messages to us, much love to you!” Luzier states on socials.
“One of my favorite and one of the most creative drummers on the scene right now is @aricimprota from @fever333 & Night Verses. I’m stoked that he’s filling in for me… thank you brother! Here’s a clip of him & I jammin a few years back on tour together.”
Luzier is the third member of Korn to have tested positive in the past few months.
In August, the band was forced to postpone and cancel dates due to frontman Jonathan Davis contracting the viral disease. Less than a month later, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer was sidelined for several shows due a positive test.
Genesis, Zac Brown Band, KISS, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Buckcherry, Mammoth WVH and The Cadillac Three are among those who have been forced to postpone or cancel dates due to an active case within their touring camps, including some band members themselves. Members of Eric Church’s touring band tested positive last week, but the Chief performed those shows solo instead, bringing out Cam and Morgan Wallen at two separate shows.