Static-X: Rise Of The Machine Tour Dates 2022 Dates, Calendar, Events & Parties
Static-X have announced a 2022 North American tour with fellow industrial-metal veterans Fear Factory. The parallels between the two bands are many, starting with the style of music they play, of course, but extending to their shared bass player, Tony Campos, and the fact that both groups no longer have their original lead singers: Static-X's Wayne Static died in 2014, and Fear Factory and Burton C. Bell split in 2020.
Dubbed "Rise of the Machine," the trek will also feature Dope (whose frontman, Edsel Dope, is widely believed to be Static's masked replacement), Mushroomhead and Twiztid (the last, appearing on select dates). The run will celebrate numerous milestones: the 20th anniversary of the Static-X's sophomore album, Machine, the 30th anniversary of Fear Factory's formation and the 20th anniversary of Dope's Die MF Die.
In addition, "Rise of the Machine" will mark Fear Factory's first shows since Burton's departure. The identity of the group's new vocalist has not yet been revealed, but the group's guitarist and bandleader Dino Cazares has said in recent interviews that he's enlisted "somebody who is kind of known."
A massive nu-metal, industrial and horrorcore tour has just been announced for 2022. Static-X will headline the "Rise of the Machine" tour with support from Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid.
Fronted by the mysterious Xer0, who wears a mask sporting the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static, Static-X have experienced a second era of success thanks to Project Regeneration. The band’s 2020 comeback album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1, received high praise from fans and critics and broke the Top 50 of the Billboard 200.
The North American tour begins Feb. 21 in Portland, Ore. and will loop Canada and the United States before finishing up April 3 in San Francisco, Calif. See the full list of tour dates below.
The 20th anniversary release of Machine is scheduled for February 18. The re-release features newly remastered audio by Ulrich Wild and features all 12 tracks from the original release, as well as three new bonus tracks: “Wisconsin Death Trip (Live 2019 Regeneration featuring Wayne Static),” “Sweat of the Bud (Live 2019 Xer0)” and “I'm With Stupid (Live 2019 Regeneration featuring Wayne Static).
Check out the complete list of Static-X events