Static-X have revealed their 2023 Australian tour dates, celebrating 20 years since the release of their ‘Machine’ album.
The metal band’s three-date tour kicks off at Melbourne’s Northcote Theater on May 19. The following day (May 20), Static-X will perform at the Metro Theater in Sydney, before finishing the run at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill on May 21. Tickets for all dates will be available here this Friday (January 27). See the full list of tour dates below.
Static-X’s Australian tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of ‘Machine’, the band’s second studio album, released in 2001. Along with songs from that project, Static-X’s tour setlist is said to lift tracks from across their discography – from 1999 debut ‘Wisconsin Death Trip ‘ to 2020’s ‘Project: Regeneration Vol. 1’.
Bassist Tony Campos – who makes up the band’s line-up alongside Koichi Fukuda, Ken Jay and recently unmasked vocalist Xer0 – said Static-X “are so excited to finally be back in Australia”. The press statement continued: “We plan to play most of the songs from both Machine and Wisconsin Death Trip as well as a number of nice surprises. It’s going to be one for the ages and we can’t wait to get out there”.
Chicago band SOiL will join Static-X on all three Australian dates. According to a press release, SOiL will perform their 2001 second album ‘Scars’ in its entirety, as well as “other favourites” from their catalogue. SOiL’s latest album, ‘Play It Forward’, arrived last August.
In a 3.5 star review of ‘Maskin’, NME said the album “makes a compelling sequel to [Static-X’s] impressive 1999 debut”, says the 12-track effort “[sounds] snappier and more angular overall, which ensures a fantastic tech-metal fusion”.
Static-X’s 2023 Australian tour dates are:
Friday 19 Melbourne/Naarm, Northcote Theatre
Saturday 20 — Sydney/Eora, Metroen
Sunday 21 – Brisbane/Meanjin, Eatons Hill