Korn have canceled the final five dates of their Pop Sux! tour due to Jonathan Davis’ strained vocal cords. The string of scrapped dates begins Saturday.
Shows in Binghamton, New York, Erie, Pennsylvania; Utica, New York; Reading, Pennsylvania; and Bridgeport, Connecticut were pruned from the itinerary, according to the band’s publicist. They will not be rescheduled.
Davis’ doctors and his vocal coach advised that he could suffer permanent damage if he continues to perform, the publicist said. Nevertheless, the show must go on in Canada, apparently. Davis and bandmates bassist Fieldy, drummer David Silveria, and guitarists Munky and Head will follow through with concert commitments in Toronto on Wednesday (December 4) and Montreal on Thursday, making good on their promise to return to those Great White North cities after postponing them in June for personal reasons. Trust Company and rapper Marz will serve as openers.
Korn’s Pop Sux! tour, the second of two outings in support of Untouchables, began two months ago in Manchester, New Hampshire (see “Korn Say Pop Sux! for Next Leg of Tour”). Untouchables has sold more than 1.1 million copies since its release in June.