Static-X kick off tour with masked singer in Arizona: Watch

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Static-X opened their controversial reunion tour with a masked singer final night time in Tempe, Arizona. The Wisconsin Dying Journey Tour marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album and is supposed to commemorate late singer Wayne Static.

The band’s use of an unidentified masked singer sporting a masks with Wayne Static’s likeness and signature spiked hair has drawn ire from some followers who really feel just like the imitation is in poor style. Two months in the past, the band launched a press release, revealing that that they had full assist from Wayne Static’s household for the obvious use of his likeness, opting to not use a hologram or pre-recorded vocal tracks.

“As soon as we discovered our man, we started to debate the stage present and the visible presentation for the tour. Ultimately, it was truly our touring vocalist who instructed that he put on a masks on stage. Out of respect for Wayne and for the band, he didn’t really feel that it will be proper for his personal picture or id to be positioned within the middle of one thing that he had nothing to do with creating. This struck the three of us as an extremely selfless and humble gesture. … Additional, he expressed that the masks itself, alongside together with his efficiency every night time might act as a novel a part of the memorial to Wayne. A tribute, for lack of higher phrases.”

The assertion added: “Earlier than we moved ahead with any of our inventive choices, we first shared our concepts and designs with Wayne’s household. They’ve given us their full assist each step of the way in which.”

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The band is rounded out by traditional members Tony Campos on bass, Ken Jay on drums, and Koichi Fukuda on guitar. It’s closely rumored that Dope frontman Edsel Dope is the person behind the masks, performing double obligation as his band is opening assist for the Wisconsin Dying Journey Tour. Try the fan footage from the Tempe present under and also you be the choose.

The tour, that includes co-headliner DevilDriver, continues tonight in Albuquerque on the El Rey Theatre and continues throughout North America over the approaching months.

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