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Static-X Cancel Sunday’s Scranton Show Over Stage Size

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Who says size doesn’t matter?

Static-X are now the second band in a week, after Manowar, to cancel a show at the last minute because they felt the stage was too small: the group has called off the show scheduled to take place in Scranton, PA tomorrow night, June 30, because of “a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size.”

Says the band in a statement:

“We are very sorry to announce that the Static-X show at Levels in Scranton PA on 6-30-2019 has been cancelled..
This is an isolated incident, resulting from a misunderstanding of the stage size at the venue and its ability to support the production associated with a tour of this size..

“We know that the fans in Scranton will be very disappointed, as are we. However, This USA tour is as much about memorializing Wayne Static, as it is about anything else… If we are unable to project Waynes face on the big screen for everyone to see and celebrate, it just doesn’t feel right…

“Again, we are very sorry that we will be unable to perform as scheduled, and we hope that we will be able to see the fans in the Scranton PA area sometime in the near future.

“Tickets will be refunded by the promoter.

“Anyone who purchased a meet and greet from the bands will be refunded immediately!

“Below is a photo of the tour production, along with a photo of the stage at Levels..

“This is nobodies fault, It was an over site / misunderstanding..

“Sincerely,
“Static-X”

Static-X Cancel Sunday’s Scranton Show Over Stage Size

I’m of two minds about this:

  1. It’s very sweet that you want to honor your fallen comrade to such a severe degree.
  2. Jesus Christ, just play the goddamn show without the production. It’s nice to have a big stage show and it’s great you’re paying tribute to Wayne, but other bands have been paying homage to deceased members without the aid of giant screens for decades, and I’d wager Wayne would not have wanted you to let your fans down. Plus, the metal community can be great at rallying under less-than-ideal circumstances, as Sabaton just proved. So I’m sure a lot, if not most, of the fans would have been understanding, and would have appreciated a stripped-down show over no show at all (and if your show isn’t worth watching without the the bells and whistles, it’s probably not worth watching at all). T0 say nothing of the fact that there are four other artists on the bill as well (DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black). You likely could have had a solid outing.

What do you think? Argue about it in the comments section below.

The band’s tour continues tonight in Sayreville, NJ. Get remaining dates on the trek here. But maybe don’t buy tickets until you’ve confirmed the size of your local venue’s stage.

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