June 29, 2019 in Sayreville, NJ

After the sudden passing of Static X mastermind Wayne Static in 2014 it seemed that those of us who witnessed the band's devastating live shows were destined to never attend another one.  But original members Tony Campos (bass),  Koichi Fukuda (guitar), and Ken Jay (drums) decided that for the 20th anniversary of their landmark release "Wisconsin Death Trip" it was time to pay hommage to Wayne and give the fans another shot at seeing STATIC X live!  

For this trek they have a masked frontman they call ZERO handling vocals and guitar as the band rips apart stages across North America through July.  Saturday night in Sayreville, NJ brought out wall to wall fans, many wearing Static X tour shirts from years past, all attending to give love to Wayne and his music.

The set list included each song from "Wisconsin Death Trip" as well as favorites "Behemoth", "Cold", and "Start a War" among others.  Zero didn't do anything crazy with the material (like try and put his own spin on the songs) and stayed true to the band's 1999 debut album.  From my view in the photo pit I was able to see how much fun the guys were having, especially Campos who grooved across the stag,e most of the time with a visible smile while acknowledging the rabid fans as he played.

Brought along for the tour is heavyweights Devildriver and Dope with Wednesday 13 filliing out this incredible line up.  I have many memories of Wayne Static and Static X from seeing them live throughout the years.  Although tonight's show was missing Wayne in his physical form, his music and impact was on display and enjoyed by all his fans.

Set List:

Bled For Days

Wisconsin Death Trip


Sweat of the Bud

Love Dump

I Am


The Trance is the Motion

Get to the Gone

Black and White

This is Not

Destroy All

Start a War



I'm With Stupid

Push It