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Static-X announce 20th Anniversary Tour & Memorial Tribute to Wayne Static

Posted by on January 22, 2019

Last year, Static-X promised to tour this year to celebrate the life of Wayne Static as well as commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album, 1999’s Wisconsin Death Trip. So far it looks like the group have kept their promise as they announced a summer 20th Anniversary North American Tour & Memorial Tribute to Wayne Static. Devildriver will co-headline the run and support will come from Dope as well as a few more TBA.

The trek will feature the band’s original line up with Tony Campos (bass), Ken Jay (drums), and Koichi Fukuda (guitar) as Tony commented:

“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.”

Koichi added:

“Rehearsals have been awesome.”

Ken addressed:

“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. 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.”

 

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara expressed his excitement via Instagram, stating:

“For those who don’t know, I am the one who first discovered STATIC-X back in the day in a small club in front of about 40 people! From that moment forward, I was and have always been a fan of what they do. It’s unique and will always hold a special place musically for me.‬ Co-headlining this first memorial tour is not only a way to pay homage to Wayne, but something I’m very excited to do. ‪STATIC-X‬ will be closing the show each night out of respect for Wayne. I’ll be there nightly, side stage, watching the unit do their thing with a big smile. I hope that Wayne will be there in spirit, watching as his brothers pay respect by bringing this music back to the fans that made the band so massive! I know he would have loved this!

Don’t miss out and grab tickets before these dates sell out! ‪DevilDriver ‬will have a full headlining set and we are throwing in some “surprises”, so get ready to get LOCO! If there was ever a time for me to break out ‪Coal Chamber‬ tracks, this would be the tour to do it on… we will also add new stuff from DevilDriver before our double record comes out in late summer! Come join us for the summer tour of a lifetime!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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‪DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara says, “For those who don’t know, I am the one who first discovered STATIC-X back in the day in a small club in front of about 40 people! From that moment forward, I was and have always been a fan of what they do. It’s unique and will always hold a special place musically for me.‬ Co-headlining this first memorial tour is not only a way to pay homage to Wayne, but something I’m very excited to do. ‪STATIC-X‬ will be closing the show each night out of respect for Wayne. I’ll be there nightly, side stage, watching the unit do their thing with a big smile. I hope that Wayne will be there in spirit, watching as his brothers pay respect by bringing this music back to the fans that made the band so massive! I know he would have loved this! Don’t miss out and grab tickets before these dates sell out! ‪DevilDriver ‬will have a full headlining set and we are throwing in some “surprises”, so get ready to get LOCO! If there was ever a time for me to break out ‪Coal Chamber‬ tracks, this would be the tour to do it on… we will also add new stuff from DevilDriver before our double record comes out in late summer! Come join us for the summer tour of a lifetime!” @devildriver @napalmrecordsofficial

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To celebrate the upcoming run, the band shared a promo teaser, which includes a new audio/video clip of the band performing “Push It.”

Watch the video below:

Tour Dates:

06/18 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

06/19 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater

06/21 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

06/22 Houston, TX @ The Warehouse

06/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater

06/25 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

06/26 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament

06/28 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

06/29 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

06/30 Scranton, PA @ Level

07/02 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

07/03 London, ON @ London Music Hall

07/04 Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey

07/05 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s

07/06 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

07/07 Reading, PA @ Reverb

07/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s

07/10 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

07/11 Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel

07/12 Ft Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

07/13 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

07/14 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall

07/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

07/18 Cadott, WI @ Cadott Rockfest

07/19 Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino

07/20 Joliet, IL @ The Forge

07/21 Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater

07/23 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

07/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One

07/27 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues

Last year, the band also revealed they will release a new album Project Regeneration, and it will feature the last recordings of Wayne as well as newly recorded and previously unreleased tracks with a number of guest musicians. The record will be tentatively be released by this spring.

 

 

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