STATIC-X will embark on the “Wisconsin Death Tour” later this year during which the band will perform its 1999 debut album, “Wisconsin Death Trip”, in its entirety.
Speaking to Brian Engelman of The New American Media at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 25-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, STATIC-X mainman — and sole remaining original member — Wayne Static (guitar, vocals) said (see video below): “This year I’m doing the ‘Wisconsin Death Tour’. We’re gonna play ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ front to back, and then we’re gonna play a whole bunch of different songs after that for the encore… We don’t have dates yet; we’re just putting it together right now. But that’s the big plan for this year — the ‘Wisconsin Death Tour’.”
“Wisconsin Death Trip” was released in March 1999 via Warner Bros. and was officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of a million copies on June 8, 2011. The CD was produced by Ulrich Wild.
Original STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos — who is currently a member of SOULFLY — issued a statement in July 2012 indicating that he had “no interest in working with Wayne Static, now, or anytime in the foreseeable future.”
Regarding his decision to resurrect STATIC-X, Wayne said, “I really just wanted to go back to old-school STATIC-X since the band has been gone for a few years. The last tour I was on I did a lot of my solo stuff, and I’m ready to get back to old-school STATIC-X stuff, which is actually new again.”
STATIC-X‘s 2012 trek marked the band’s first outing since they announced a hiatus in 2009.