Static-X is joining forces with industrial metal bands Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid for a major 2022 tour
Static-X has announced a major tour for the nu-metal and industrial music genres, as the band will headline the “Rise of the Machine” trek with openers Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid.
Static-X will hit the road with their enigmatic frontman, Xer0, who wears a mask that resembles late frontman Wayne Static. The band will be out in support of their latest album, 2020’s “Project Regeneration Vol. 1,” which features the late frontman’s vocals over the band’s current lineup. The album entered the Billboard 200 inside the Top 50 last year.
“It feels good,” bass player Tony Campos told Audio Ink Radio of the success of “Project Regeneration” in a recent interview. “It’s just getting the validation from the fans that we’re on the right track. The fans are overwhelmingly really happy with it. All the comments I’ve seen, even people that were skeptical, are saying they’re pleasantly surprised and happy with the work we’ve done, so that makes us feel good.”
Regarding the upcoming tour, Static-X said in a statement, “We are so excited to finally get back out on the road. We plan to play most of the songs off of both ‘Machine’ and ‘Wisconsin Death Trip,’ as well a number of nice surprises that are being incorporated into the set list. It is going to be awesome to have Fear Factory, Dope and Mushroomhead back out on the road with us to share in all of this nostalgic insanity.”
The band added, “All in all, this package is going to be one for the ages and we can’t wait to get out there and celebrate 20 years of our Machine record, while we continue to remember all of the good times that we had with Wayne and to share it live and loud with all of our fans night after night.”
“I’m beyond excited to finally turn the Fear Factory machine back on and start crushing stages alongside our longtime friends in Static X,” added Dino Cazares of Fear Factory.
“We are honored to be part of this tour. Static-X, Fear Factory and Dope toured together back in 1999. It was the first time that we all met, and it laid the foundation for all of the tours that Dope and Static have done together. I can’t wait to get back out there and get crazy with all the fans!” said Edsel Dope, who is rumored to be Xer0.
The tour kicks off Feb. 21 in Portland, Oregon, and runs through an April 3 date in San Francisco, California. See the full list of tour dates below.
Static-X’s “Machine” will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Feb. 18 with a re-release boasting newly remastered audio by Ulrich Wild, as well as 12 songs from the original release and three new bonus tracks. For more information on the re-release, go here.
Static-X’s ‘Rise of the Machine’ 2022 North American Tour:
02/21 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
02/22 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox^
02/23 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theater^
02/24 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory^
02/25 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Concert Hall
02/26 – Reno, Nev. @ Virginia Street Brewhouse^
02/27 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
03/01 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren*
03/02 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater*^
03/03 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Whiskey Nights*^
03/04 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues*
03/05 – San Antonio, Texas 2 The Aztec Theater*
03/06 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues*
03/08 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theater*
03/09 – Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live*^
03/10 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Underground*
03/11 – Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage*
03/12 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night Live*
03/13 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza*
03/15 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona*^
03/16 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix*^
03/17 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall*
03/18 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ The Clyde*
03/19 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave*^
03/20 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Intersection*
03/22 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues #
03/23 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ T.L.A.#
03/24 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Roxian#
03/25 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts#
03/26 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues#
03/27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore#
03/28 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theater#
03/29 – Denver, Colo. @ The Summit#
03/31 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues#
04/01 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues#
04/02 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Belasco Theater#
04/03 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore#