STATIC-X Is Back... Sort Of

Industrial metal band STATIC-X will embark on a tour this summer. The group, fronted by singer/guitarist Wayne Static, will hit the road beginning July 15 at the Ink Life Tattoo Convention at the El Paso Coliseum.

Commented Static: "I had a great time over the past few years doing my 'Pighammer' album and solo tours, but it's time to get STATIC-X back on the road. I can’t wait to tear it up with some old-school Evil Disco!"

The trek will mark STATIC-X's first outing since they announced a hiatus in 2009. However, none of the other original members — Tony Campos (bass), Koichi Fukuda (guitar) and Nick Oshiro (drums) — will be joining Wayne on this tour. Tony says, "I'm proud of my years with STATIC-X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors."

This first leg will feature newcomers DAVEY SUICIDE and 9 ELECTRIC, and are just the beginning of a long string of dates. Expect more announcements soon for additional shows.

Tour dates:

July 15 - El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
July 16 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
July 17 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
July 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
July 19 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
July 21 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
July 23 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
July 24 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
July 25 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
July 26 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
July 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 30 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva

"Cult of Static", the latest album from STATIC-X, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.

STATIC-X's previous CD, "Cannibal", opened with more than 30,000 copies back in April 2007 to land at No. 36. This represented a slight drop from the 35,000 tally registered by the band's "Start A War" album, which came out in June 2005 and debuted at No. 29.

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