Static-X have announced the UK leg of their fervently awaited Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary tour.
The band’s original line-up of Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda together with an as-yet-unidentified vocalist will play a total of 10 headline shows in memory of their titular frontman Wayne Static, who died in November 2014.
Featuring support from SOiL, Wednesday 13 and Dope, the trek kicks off in Bristol on 24th September and concludes in Birmingham on 4th October.
“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,” says bassist Tony Campos. “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.”
“Rehearsals have been awesome,” adds guitarist Koichi Fukuda. “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,” says drummer Ken Jay. “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. It 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.”
Check out a promotional video for the tour, featuring their enigmatic frontman singing ‘Push It’, right here:
See Static-X, SOiL, Wednesday 13 and Dope at the following shows:
Bristol SWX – Tue 24th
Cardiff Tramshed – Wed 25th
London Electric Ballroom – Thu 26th
Nottingham Rock City – Fri 27th
Leeds Stylus – Sat 28th
Southampton Engine Rooms – Sun 29th
Newcastle Northumbria Institute – Tue 1st
Glasgow Garage – Wed 2nd
Manchester The Ritz – Thu 3rd
Birmingham O2 Institute – Fri 4th