It was an absolutely crazy night of metal and remembrance of one Wayne Static as Static-X with special guests Wednesday 13, Dope and Raven Black took the stage at Sony Hall in New York City this past Sunday night.
Raven Black kicked off the night with their somewhat demonic and twisted set of their Marilyn Manson meets a fucked-up carnival kind of rock. The band’s lead singer looks like she belongs as Sister Abigail from Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse while the rest of the band looks like extras from a horror movie set. With songs such as their latest single “He Is The One” along with “Dollhouse” and “Sticks and Stones”, Raven Black definitely warmed up the night for the next band on the bill. Wednesday 13 also took the stage on this Sunday night.
Wednesday 13 brought the theatrics and “Condolences”(or lack thereof) to the masses in New York City. What is always appreciated about a Wednesday 13 set is that their costumes, makeup, and theatrical antics are deliberate and serve a purpose behind the music that they’re performing. It’s almost like seeing some kind of dark Broadway production anytime one sees Wednesday 13 in concert. Dope also took the stage on this night!
Dope tore down the NYC crowd. They have so much energy it’s ridiculous. Songs such as “Die MF Die”, “Blood Money”, “Everything Sucks” and “Debonaire” got the crowd on their feet and the mosh pits to go crazy. This band has been under the radar for years and I can’t understand why. It’s time they headline this place!
Static-X offered up the perfect tribute to the late Wayne Static on this Sunday night. If you were to close your eyes, you would swear that it was Wayne Static himself up there fronting the band one more time. That is how much of an impeccable job that Xero has done. They started off with their haunting intro off of “Wisconsin Death Trip” entitled “December”. The lights and how haunting the industrial arrangements sound certainly set the mood for this evening. The “evil disco” band poured into their classic “Bled For Days” as the crowd just went off like a sawed-off shotgun. They poured through the vast majority of their album before pouring into their hits “This Is Not”, “Start A War” before closing off the night with “I’m With Stupid” and their classic “Push It”. It will be a night where we remembered why Static-X were at the top of the food chain with “Wisconsin Death Trip”. We are definitely looking forward to “Project Regeneration” on May 29th, 2020!
Static-X will continue their tour with DevilDriver, Mushroomhead, Dope, and Wednesday 13! Check out the dates below!
Sat. 11/30- The Rave/Eagles Club Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mon. 12/2- House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois
Tue. 12/3- Green Bay Distillery in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Wed. 12/4- Myth Live in Maplewood, Minnesota
Thu. 12/5- Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa
Fri. 12/6- Pop’s in Sauget, Illinois
Sat. 12/7- Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska
Sun. 12/8- Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tue. 12/10- The Royal in Salt Lake City, Utah
Wed. 12/11- Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington
Fri. 12/13- Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon
Sun. 12/15- Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, Canada
Mon. 12/16- Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon
Wed. 12/18- Fulton 55 in Fresno, California
For tickets and further information on any of the gigs listed above, click here.
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