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Dope Frontman Edsel Dope Comments On Wayne Static’s Death & Dope Touring With Static-X


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Dope will spend much of this year out touring alongside Static-X, who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling debut album, “Wisconsin Death Trip“. Likewise, Dope are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their own debut album “Felons & Revolutionaries” this year, though it remains unclear if they have any plans to perform it in full on the road.

Dope frontman Edsel Dope has long been rumored to be ‘Xer0‘, the necrotic Wayne Static mask wearing individual who will be fronting Static-X on their upcoming touring. Though he has yet to publicly state as much, he did comment on the opportunity to tour alongside Static-X with Dope this year:

“Somehow, everything has all come full circle. In the early days, Dope toured with Static-X more than any other band. We played more than 200 shows together on our debut album cycles and we all became really good friends..

So many tours, so many memories.. It’s really surreal to be dong it again 20 years later..

It’s very fitting that Dope is pairing up with Static-X again to celebrate the anniversaries of both of our debut albums..”

Edsel also spoke of the passing of the 2014 passing of Static-X frontman Wayne Static:

“It was really sad man! Dope was part of the last North American tour that Wayne did in 2014. So I had the pleasure of touring with Wayne at the very beginning of his career and also at the very end.. I’m very grateful for those experiences, but they obviously left me feeling very sad and angry, after hearing how he passed.. Addiction is incredibly unforgiving & It doesn’t discriminate.. Even still, Wayne’s passing caught us all off guard.. It was shocking and it was sad and it was totally unnecessary..

We lost an incredibly talented friend, a funny and gentle person, who contributed so much to our scene… His voice was incredible and we all mourn his passing because we love and miss the beauty that he contributed to the world… We should also view his passing as a cautionary tale, because too many good people are leaving this earth way too early..

It’s sad and it makes me angry, because it really shouldn’t have happened at all.. I’m glad that Static-X has chosen to memorialize Wayne on this tour! I think it’s an incredibly sincere way form them to pay their respects & to represent his importance and presence within the band, while they celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Wisconsin Death Trip‘.”

With Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

With Static-X & Wednesday 13:

08/22 Brisbane, AUS – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, AUS – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, AUS – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
08/27 Perth, AUS – Rock Rover

With Static-X, SOiL & Wednesday 13:

09/24 Bristol, UK – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
09/26 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, UK – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, UK – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, UK – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute

With Static-X Wednesday 13 & SOiL:

10/05 Paris, FRA – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, GER – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, GER – Backstage

With Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

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