Static-X Cancel Scranton, PA Show Due To “Misunderstanding” Over Venue’s Stage Size

Static-X have decided to cancel their June 30 concert at Levels in Scranton, PA. The cancellation came as a result of a “misunderstanding” over the venue’s stage size.

The group commented:

“We are very sorry to announce that the Static-X show at Levels in Scranton PA on 6-30-2019 has been cancelled..

This is an isolated incident, resulting from a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size..

We know that the fans in Scranton will be very disappointed, as are we.
However, This USA tour is as much about memorializing Wayne Static, as it is about anything else…

If we are unable to project Waynes face on the big screen for everyone to see and celebrate, it just doesn’t feel right…

Again, we are very sorry that we will be unable to perform as scheduled, and we hope that we will be able to see the fans in the Scranton PA area sometime in the near future.

Tickets will be refunded by the promoter.

Anyone who purchased a meet and greet from the bands will be refunded immediately!

Below is a photo of the tour production, along with a photo of the stage at Levels..

This is nobodies fault, It was an over site / misunderstanding..

Sincerely,
Static-X”

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We are very sorry to announce that the Static-X show at Levels in Scranton PA on 6-30-2019 has been cancelled.. This is an isolated incident, resulting from a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size.. We know that the fans in Scranton will be very disappointed, as are we. However, This USA tour is as much about memorializing Wayne Static, as it is about anything else… If we are unable to project Waynes face on the big screen for everyone to see and celebrate, it just doesn’t feel right… Again, we are very sorry that we will be unable to perform as scheduled, and we hope that we will be able to see the fans in the Scranton PA area sometime in the near future. Tickets will be refunded by the promoter. Anyone who purchased a meet and greet from the bands will be refunded immediately! Below is a photo of the tour production, along with a photo of the stage at Levels.. This is nobodies fault, It is an oversite or a misunderstanding.. Sincerely, Static-X

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Static-X’s Touring Vocalist Says Fan Response To Reunion Shows “Has Been Incredible”

Static-X’s touring vocalist Xero, who is rumored to be Dope’s Edsel Dope, has issued a statement to thank fans for their support following the first dates of the band’s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. According to him, “the first couple of shows have been unbelievable” and “the response has been incredible.”

Here’s Xero’s full statement:

“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!!!

Sincerely,
Xero“

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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!!! Sincerely, Xero

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Watch Live Footage From Static-X’s First Reunion Show

Static-X’s classic lineup, Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, and Ken Jay, kicked off their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ last night (June 18). This was the band’s first reunion show and their first to feature their mask wearing, fill-in vocalist “Xer0,” who is rumored to be Dope’s Edsel Dope. Fan-filmed footage from the concert can be found below and the rest of their tour dates can be found HERE. As previously reported, the group are also working on a new album titled “Project Regeneration.” That effort will feature the late Wayne Static’s final recordings.

Static-X Say Tripp Eisen “Is Attempting To Gain Credibility Through His PAST Association” With The Band

Tripp Eisen recently made headlines after saying he was involved in the making of Static-X’s new album “Project Regeneration.“ Considering the guitarist is a convicted sex offender, the news obviously didn’t sit too with the band’s fans. The group have since responded to the backlash saying Eisen “is attempting to gain credibility through his past association” with them.

The band left the below comment on an Instagram post:

“Listen! Let me make this very clear.

Wayne, Tony, Ken and Koichi are the ORIGINAL line up of the band and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary & memorializing our friend Wayne!!! The 3 of us and Wayne are the TOTAL focus of this album and this tour.

That guy was in static x for a couple years prior to HIS OWN personal troubles. His issues have NOTHING TO DO WITH US!!! … He was a co-writer on songs with Wayne & the band in the past. Some of those old songs ended up being tracks that Tony and the producers recovered some of Wayne’s unreleased, isolated vocals on.

Those isolated vocals have never been heard and they are very special and some of the final pieces of art that Wayne left behind.

Clearly, the guy you mentioned is promoting his new band by mentioning his PAST involvement with Static-X and he is attempting to gain credibility through his PAST association.

Tony, Koichi and ken entered the studio together, along with their touring vocalist “xer0” and they have been working diligently to craft some amazing music underneath Wayne’s unreleased vocal tracks.

Tony, Koichi, Kenny, and xer0 are the only people participating In the recording of this new album.

Aside from Wayne’s vocals and a couple guest vocalists, NOBODY ELSE is involved in the recording and production of his album.

Tony, Ken, Koichi and touring vocalist “Xer0” are the only people that have been in the studio recording and working with the bands original producer Ulrich Wild on this incredibly special new album.

End of story..”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tripp Eisen Says He Has Been Involved With Static-X’s New Album “Project Regeneration”

During a recent interview with Totally Driven Radio, former Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen revealed that he has been involved with the band’s new album “Project Regeneration.” This news likely won’t sit too well with a number of fans considering Eisen served prison time for sexually assaulting two underage females in 2005. He was charged with a number of disgusting crimes including having sex with an underage girl, kidnapping and assaulting a 14-year-old girl, and luring to entice a minor online.

Eisen said the following:

“I was tight with the guys for many years, so I knew every step of the way as it was going on. I’m privy to what’s going on, and I think it’s really cool. Obviously, we’ve all heard a lot of the music on their teaser, videos and stuff and what they sampled out for people to hear.

The cool thing about it is I love it — I love the music; it sounds great, ’cause you hear Wayne‘s voice and stuff. But something that’s kind of cool is there’s a lot of my material in this project — some of the old songs I wrote with Wayne, going back to that, and even a new song. So, [it’s] pretty cool.”

He also added that he was “working together” with the band on the record:

“I was in the mix working on the stuff, so it definitely has my input in it. It goes back, so it’s very emotional and it’s very personal, because it’s stuff that me and Wayne wrote together. Like the first three songs that you hear that were exposed to the world — ‘Road To Hell‘, ‘Something Of My Own‘ and ‘Hollow‘ — those are all three songs I co-wrote with Wayne. Actually, ‘Road To Hell‘ is a brand new song, so I was involved enough to work on some new music too with these guys. I’m proud to hear it, and it’s exciting that this stuff is coming out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour, Share New Album Update

Static-X have added some late 2019 dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope frontman Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Here’s the newly announced dates (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Here’s the previously announced dates:

North America (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black):

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 – Levels
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
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

In other news, the band have also offered an update on their new album “Project Regeneration.” The effort is taking longer than expected due to the discovery of more unreleased material from Wayne Static. The group are also finalizing a label deal to release it. You can find the band’s full update at the bottom of this post. Furthermore, Tony Campos also discussed the record with Australia’s Sticks For Stones [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It started with five demos that Wayne had done shortly before his passing that he had given to a producer friend of ours, who then gave them to me after Wayne had died. Only one of the songs had Wayne’s vocals on them, and the rest were just rough demos. We started out with that, and then original and longtime producer, Ulrich Wild, turned me on to three songs that didn’t make the ‘Start A War’ [2005] album. So we kept Wayne’s vocal performances, reworked the music, and so we had four songs with Wayne’s vocals on them. And while looking for all our live backing tracks, we discovered an additional seven [or] eight songs that Wayne had demoed. And a lot of that stuff were just vocal performances; the tapes where he had recorded the music were never found. So we wrote new music for all that stuff. So now the majority of the songs on this record will feature Wayne’s vocals.”

He also added the following when asked about the group’s plans to use guest singers:

“That was the initial idea. But since finding all this stuff with Wayne’s vocals, the need to have guest vocalists come in really diminished. So as of right now, we only have one guest vocal performance on the record, that being Al Jourgensen.”

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NEW ALBUM UPDATE… #projectregeneration

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Wednesday 13 & Raven Black Added To Static-X, DevilDriver, & Dope’s Upcoming North American Tour

Wednesday 13 and Raven Black have been confirmed as the opening acts on Static-X, DevilDriver, and Dope’s upcoming North American tour. The trek will find Static-X celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Wisconsin Death Trip” with a masked touring vocalist identified as Xer0. It’s worth noting that the singer is rumored to be Dope frontman Edsel Dope.

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 – Levels
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 – Clyde Theatre
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
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues