Surviving Static-X Members Announce ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ 20th Anniversary Tour
Ready for an old school throwdown? The surviving members of Static-X intend on honoring the legacy of their classic breakout album, Wisconsin Death Trip, by reuniting the original lineup and performing music from the disc while on tour this summer. Static-X will co-headline the tour with DevilDriver, and they've invited fellow hard rocking vets Dope to provide support.
Bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda will also use the show as a way to honor late frontman Wayne Static. Campos says in a statement, "Our intention is to pay ultimate respect to Wayne and to celebrate the music that has been in all of our hearts for more than 20 years. It's all about channeling the vibe from 1999 to the best of our ability and playing those classic Static-X songs live and loud with the fans."
"Rehearsals have been awesome," adds Fukuda. "The music and the vocals are sounding really great! I feel like Wayne would be proud."
"We understand that people are naturally going to want to know more about who is singing," says Jay. "We have discussed this at great length and we came to the conclusion that at this time, it would be inappropriate for us to put the focus on anyone other than Wayne, Tony, Koichi and myself. This feels like the best way for us to celebrate Wayne's legacy, along with the 20th anniversary of 'Wisconsin Death Trip', with all of our fans."
The tour will kick off June 18 in Tempe, Ariz., with dates booked through a July 27 finale in Las Vegas, Nev. See all of the stops listed below.
In addition to the tour, the living Static-X members intend to release a new album titled Project Regeneration later this year featuring music that Static had worked on prior to his death. Teaming up with producer Ulrich Wild, the band is said to be working on potentially 12 to 15 brand new songs for the disc.
"We had a lot of material to work with... several demos that Wayne left behind, as well as some really great isolated vocal performances from some nearly finished songs," said Campos. "Together, we have been writing and crafting something very special!"
It has been hinted that musicians such as Disturbed's David Draiman, Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody, Ministry's Al Jourgensen, DevilDriver's Dez Fafara, Dope's Edsel Dope and Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell will lend their vocals for tracks that were unfinished that Static had left behind. Pre-orders for the set are available at www.static-x.org.
Static-X / DevilDriver / Dope 2019 Tour Dates
June 18 - Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theater
June 19 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater
June 21 - Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
June 22 - Houston, Texas @ The Warehouse
June 23 - San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theater
June 25 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
June 26 - Greenville, S.C. @ The Firmament
June 28 - Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
June 29 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
June 30 - Scranton, Pa. @ Level
July 02 - Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
July 03 - London, Ontario @ London Music Hall
July 04 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Brass Monkey
July 05 - Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally's
July 06 - Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
July 07 - Reading, Pa. @ Reverb
July 09 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Jergel's
July 10 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater
July 11 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Citadel
July 12 - Ft Wayne, Ind. @ Piere's
July 13 - Detroit, Mich. @ Harpo's
July 14 - Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall
July 16 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Intersection
July 18 - Cadott, Wis. @ Cadott Rockfest
July 19 - Sioux City, Iowa @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
July 20 - Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge
July 21 - Belvidere, Ill. @ Apollo Theater
July 23 - Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
July 26 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Catch One
July 27 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ House Of Blues
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