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Wayne Static Honored With ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ Anniversary Tour

Check out our exclusive photo gallery of the ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ 20th Anniversary tour from Lexington, KY featuring Static-X, DevilDriver and Dope.

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Static-X, DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY – July 14, 2019

Static-X and DevilDriver are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary tour. With several sold out shows from the first leg under their belts, Static-X and DevilDriver will once again be joined by support acts Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black, kicking off the second leg on November 8 in Austin, TX.

The full line-up will tour through December 8. Then, from December 9-18, Static-X will headline solo shows in the Pacific Northwest with Wednesday 13 as direct support.

Tickets are available now via individual venues and their websites. Additionally, North American meet and greets are available now via www.static-x.org. See below for a full listing of tour dates.

Static-X, DevilDriver, Dope – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY – July 14, 2019

When it was announced last year that the remaining original members of Static-X would be reuniting for a new album and tour, fans were rabidly excited and also somewhat skeptical. It’s no secret that the band’s former frontman, the late Wayne Static, had publicly expressed having issues with the band – most notoriously with bassist Tony Campos. Campos bypassed any bad blood years ago saying the time he spent with Wayne was “some of the best times of my life.” With fans wondering if this reunion was a simple cash grab, Campos laid it out from the beginning: ““We feel very grateful that we have such a loyal fan base that misses the band, and misses Wayne, and I know that Wayne would appreciate all the heart and effort that we are putting into this. I’ve had some very heartfelt discussions with Wayne’s family about doing this. They were very touched by the amount of love and effort that we have put into this new album and they have given us their full support. Having the blessing of Wayne’s family means the world to us! I know in my heart that Wayne would be very proud!” Static-X had a lot to prove.

Within the opening minutes of their set, Static-X pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable show. From the background imagery, the spot-on performance, to the details in mystery frontman Xer0’s vocal delivery and Wayne Static mennerisms – this was not a band phoning it in. Every song had a unique visual presentation on the LED screens that filled the stage. The band’s logo changed to correspond with the era of the song being performed; key phrases from songs flashed across the stage like a lyric video come to life; segments of music videos played in the background that perfectly matched the live vocal delivery.

Several times throughout the set the band acknowledged Wayne Static and paid respects to their fallen friend and bandmate. Questioning the band’s sincerity doesn’t matter. What’s important here is the tribute to Wayne and the fans getting to once again hear their favorite tracks performed the best way possible.

There will never be enough praise for Xer0’s dedication to – and respect for – stepping into the role of frontman for Static-X. One can only imagine the work spent to recreate Wayne’s unique vocal style, cadences, and delivery. “Wayne was an amazing talent and my goal has been to represent him and to honor his legacy with my performances each night,” the mysterious vocalist explains. “I have reached deep inside myself to grow and expand my vocal capabilities to serve this experience to the best of my ability.”

Xer0 sums it up perfectly in a letter written to the fans: “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.”

(We were delayed in road construction and unfortunately missed Raven Black and Wednesday 13)

Dope setlist:
Blood Money
6-6-Sick
Bring It On
Die, Boom, Bang, Burn, Fuck (did not play “Fuck Tha Police” portion)
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

DevilDriver setlist:
Ruthless
Grinfucked
Cry For Me Sky (Eulogy Of The Scorned)
Hold Back The Day
I Could Care Less
My Night Sky
Sail (Awolnation cover)
Before The Hangman’s Noose
Loco (Coal Chamber cover)
Clouds Over California

Static-X setlist:
December (tape)
Bled For Days
Wisconsin Death Trip
Fix
Sweat Of The Bud
Love Dump
I Am
Otsegolation
The Trance Is The Motion
Bien Venidos
Get To The Gone
Black And White
This Is Not
Destroy All
Start A War
Behemoth
Cold
I’m With Stupid
Push It
Stem (tape)

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Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary tour dates:

Nov. 08 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Nov. 09 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks
Nov. 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Nov. 15 – Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
Nov. 16 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Nov. 17 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
Nov. 19 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
Nov. 20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Nov. 22 – Albany, NY @ Skyloft
Nov. 23 – Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom
Nov. 24 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall
Nov. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov. 27 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Nov. 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
Nov. 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
Dec. 01 – Champaign, IL @ The City Center
Dec. 02 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Dec. 03 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
Dec. 04 – St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
Dec. 05 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec. 06 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Dec. 07 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
Dec. 08 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

Featuring support from Wednesday 13 only:

Dec. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal Bar
Dec. 11 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Dec. 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Dec. 13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Dec. 14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Dec. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Dec. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Dec. 18 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55



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