Do you remember what you were doing at age 12? Probably trading Pokémon cards or waking up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Well Tye Trujillo, the 12-year old son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, is doing something even more epic: He is replacing Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on the band's tour, Alt Press reports.
Fiedly is unable to join the guys on their upcoming South America tour due to unspecified "unforeseen circumstances," so Tye will be stepping in. Read Korn's official statement below:
"On April 17, Korn is heading down to South America for a run of dates in Columbia, 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.
Says the band, '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.' Fieldy will resume Korn’s 2017 tour at Carolina Rebellion on May 6."
Tye has experience on stage, as he is a member of the band The Helmets. And having a dad in one of the most legendary metal groups in history doesn't hurt either.
Korn announced their intimate spring tour in February, which kicks off next month. The band is also hitting the road with Stone Sour on the Serenity of Summer Tour beginning June 16. Babymetal, Yelawolf, Islander, Skillet and DED are among the guest acts.
As for Metallica? They begin the North American leg of their WorldWired tour alongside Avenged Sevenfold on May 10. Next, see Korn's upcoming tour dates and take it back to 2013 with a classic Fuse interview with the band below.
Korn's South American Tour Dates:
04/17 - Bogota, Colombia @ Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
04/19 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Des Americas
04/21 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Net Live Curitiba
04/23 - Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Pepsi On Stage
04/25 - Bueno Aires, Argentina @ Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
04/27 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican
04/29 - Lima, Peru @ Vivo X El Rock Festival