Static-X Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Tour
Static-X kicked off its reunion tour on Tuesday night (June 18th) in Tempe, Arizona. The North American trek was launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified 1999 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, and pay homage to late Static-X frontman Wayne Static.
While the identity of Static-X's current touring singer has not been officially revealed, strong rumors suggest that Dope frontman Edsel Dope, whose band is along as support on the tour, is pulling double duty and performing behind a Wayne Static mask with Static-X.
Static-X plans to release a new album titled Project Regeneration later this year, featuring the last recordings made by Wayne Static. The rest of the group's original lineup -- bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda -- will also be featured on the album and in the music videos.
Wayne Static died in November 2014 after mixing Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, according to the coroner's report. The 48-year-old, whose real name was Wayne Richard Wells, was found dead in his Landers, California home.
The tour continues this Friday night (June 21st) in Dallas.