Static-X touring frontman Xer0 has issued a statement via social media to personally express his gratitude to all Static-X fans. Additionally, the mysterious singer went into detail about his friendship with the late Wayne Static.
Read his message below:
“A message from Xer0…
Dear Static-X fans around the world.
Now that the opening night of the tour is behind us, I wanted to personally take a moment to say thank you to all the fans for being so incredibly warm to me.
This is a very unique situation and I was asked to fill the enormous shoes left behind by our dear friend Wayne Static for this 20th anniversary tour..
I absolutely understand the sensitive nature of my role and I have approached this with the utmost respect.
I knew Wayne for the better part of 15 years, as we toured together extensively and I’ve considered him to not only be a colleague, but also a friend.
Wayne was an amazing talent and my goal has been to represent him and to honor his legacy with my performances each night.
I have reached deep inside myself to grow and expand my vocal capabilities to serve this experience to the best of my ability.
The first couple of shows have been unbelievable.
The response has been incredible. The band, the fans, everyone is feeling the emotion and power of these shows.
I know that Wayne would be so proud of this memorial and he would be blown away to know that so many people have come out to celebrate his legacy and the music that he and the guys made together back in the late 90’s.
I’m not sure that anyone could have imagined so many “sold out” shows exploding with the sounds of Wisconsin Death Trip 20 years later.
I want to thank Tony, Ken, and Koichi, for believing in me and for allowing me to be a part of this.
I am honored and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response.
I’m going to bring it each and every single night for my old friend Wayne Static!!!
Static-x kicked off the Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary tour earlier this week and you can see a few live clips of the nostalgic trek here. While there are a few rumors on who the masked vocalist is, the band still haven’t revealed Xer0’s identity just yet.
The current leg of the tour will run through July 27th and you can check out the tour dates here. The second leg of the anniversary run will kick off in November and you can check out the dates at this location. While we aren’t sure when Static-X’s new album Project Regeneration will arrive, the group has revealed it will only feature one guest vocalist.