The members of Dope and Static-X are asking for the public’s help finding some stolen gear.
The bands announced through a joint news release Monday, someone recently broke into a warehouse that the bands share and stole equipment belonging to both bands valued at a total of almost $200,000. The equipment was material that the bands used for touring.
Static-X drummer Ken Jay expressed frustration over the crime when he talked about the incident.
“With most of us in lock down, and those who aren’t in lock down, wearing masks in public, apparently it’s a great time to be a thief,” he said.
Dope front man Edsel Dope said he was upset over the thefts, too.
“This is a tough one to swallow,” he said. “Our bands are small businesses that have developed and refined our touring systems over the years. The amount of time and effort that has gone into building out the tech and the AV, the production alone is hard to quantify. It’s a lot of money. We own all of our own gear, and have built our touring business through years of hard work and continuous investment back into ourselves.”
Anyone with information about the recent thefts can provide anonymous tips online at https://static-x.org/pages/stolen-gear.
Static-X is scheduled to release its latest album Project: Regeneration Volume 1 on May 20,2020. The record will feature 12 brand new tracks crafted from previously unused vocals recorded by the band’s late front man Wayne Static. The music for the record was composed by the original Static-X lineup of bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda.
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