More than four years after the death of Wayne Static, the original lineup of the group — Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda — will reunite for a 20th anniversary tour of their debut album Wisconsin Death Trip. DevilDriver will co-headline the run (promising some “surprises” in the form of Coal Chamber songs) with Static-X playing last every night, and Dope will open. It isn’t clear who will be singing for Static-X, but one might speculate that a combination of Dez Fafara, Edsel Dope and other members of all three bands could do the job. A tour trailer posted on Dez Fafara’s Instagram lists tour dates in June and July. Might wanna bust out those old JNCOs for this one.
Dez Fafara commented:
“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!”