Static-X Postpone ‘Rise of the Machine’ Tour with Fear Factory and More


Static-X – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Jeremy Saffer

The “Rise of the Machine” tour, featuring Static-X and more, has been postponed to 2023

Static-X, Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid were scheduled to embark on the “Rise of the Machine” tour this spring, but the dates have been postponed to 2023. The North American trek will now kick off Feb. 25, 2023 in San Francisco, California, and run through Canada and the United States before wrapping up April 15, 2023 in Los Angeles. View the new roster of tour dates below.

“On the surface, we are incredibly disappointed to share this news with our fans,” Static-X said in a statement. “However, considering how infrequently Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope have each toured over the last 10 years, we felt that the priority was to ensure that all of these 20th anniversary shows are ultimately able to play.”

They added, “With all of the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the extreme rise in current cases, as well as the quarantine mandates for those who test positive, we believe that attempting to play these dates in the coming weeks would likely result in a number of last-minute cancelations and lead to a much greater level of disappointment.”

The positive news, the band adds, is that they were able to keep the original touring lineup intact. “Static-X, Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead, & Twiztid will each perform in their previously scheduled cities, and due to the excitement around the tour and exceptional ticket sales, we also added four additional cities to the tour,” Static-X said.

One good thing to come out of the postponement is that several of the bands on the tour – including Static-X, Fear Factory and Dope – are all scheduled to wrap up new albums in 2022, according to a statement. That means, the band will have new music when them on tour next year.

“As we stated previously, we are so excited to finally get back out on the road and hang out with you all,” the band added. “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. We appreciate our friends in Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twizted making themselves available to share in all of this nostalgic insanity next year. We can’t wait to celebrate 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.”

Static-X is now fronted by the anonymous Xer0, who wears a mask that looks a lot like late frontman Wayne Static. That band’s latest set is 2020’s “Project Regeneration Vol. 1,” which reached the Top 50 of the Billboard 200.

Static-X will release the 20th anniversary edition of “Machine” on Feb. 18, 2022. The set features all 12 original tracks from the release, plus 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).” The re-release also offers newly remastered audio from Ulrich Wild.



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