Korn to Tour South America with 12–Year–Old Bassist

This past Saturday, Korn announced on their official Facebook page that bassist Fieldy wasn't going to be able to join the band on their upcoming South American tour dates "due to unforeseen circumstances." Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's 12–year–old son, Tye Trujillo, will be playing in his place.

Spitting image of his father aside, Tye is a killer bassist in his own right who, despite his age, has been gigging steadily for a few years now. His band the Helmets performed at Lollapalooza's Kidpalooza in 2015 and at the BottleRock Festival in California last year.

The response from fans on the band's Facebook announcement has been less than joyous. Many commenters are upset that Korn would opt for such a young stand–in when plenty of adult players would have lined up for the opportunity.

Others are more concerned about the fact that they've waited years for Korn to travel to South America and now have to settle for an incomplete lineup. A few disgruntled fans pointed out that the announcement misspelled "Colombia."

At this time, the band hasn't directly responded to the outcry.

Korn will be kicking off their South American tour on April 17 in Colombia and will play their last show 12 days later in Peru. Their Facebook announcement stated that Fieldy will return to the tour on May 6 at Carolina Rebellion.

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