I am far from ashamed to admit that I was a huge fan of the Nu-Metal movement in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Yes, I listened to Korn. Yes, I listened to (gulp) Limp Bizkit. And one of my favorite, and somewhat underrated bands, was Static-X. Their music was also deemed ‘evil disco’ by lead singer Wayne Static, which described not only the sound the band had – but also the energy they brought onstage.
Sadly, Wayne passed away a few years back amidst tensions still going on with him and the other original members of Static-X. But alas, the three surviving original members (Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, and Ken Jay) have gotten the band back together for a 20th Anniversary tour of the band’s seminal debut album Wisconsin Death Trip! The best part: This tour mostly serves as a memorial tribute to Wayne Static, with a mysterious frontman named Xer0 stepping into Wayne’s shoes (and hair) to pay proper homage.
Now, I’ve seen footage of this tour already and it looks pretty amazing. The energy is there – and it’s a finished product that Wayne would be proud of. It’s also pretty much known who the identity of Xer0 is, but I’ll zip my lips for now to avoid giving away any spoilers. Support from Dope, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black as openers on the tour. So, head on over to the band’s website HERE for more info on the tour dates, upcoming new album, and more! Fun fact: Wayne used to be in a band with Billy Corgan before he formed Static-X.