DevilDriver drop off tour with Static-X as frontman Dez Fafara’s wife battles cancer

Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will fill in as support

DevilDriver drop off Static-X tour

    DevilDriver have dropped off their upcoming fall co-headlining tour with Static-X after frontman Dez Fafara’s wife, Anahstasia, was diagnosed with cancer.

    Fafara revealed the news of his wife’s cancer battle earlier this month while announcing the band would not be playing Megadeth’s recently completed MegaCruise. In his initial social post, he wrote, “Today my world is black. My wife and best friend @mrsfafara was told yesterday she has cancer. Please send positive vibes for our family while we go through this difficult time.”

    And now it was just revealed that DevilDriver are pulling out of the Static-X tour, as well. Regarding that decision, Fafara stated:

    “Hello everyone, my wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time .”


    Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will trade off as support in DevilDriver’s stead, joining Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black on select dates of Static-X’s “Wisconsin Death Trip Tour”. A press release encourages fans to check their local venue’s listing, as not all bands will appear on all dates.

    (Buy: Tickets to Static-X’s Upcoming Tour Dates)

    Dez and Anahstasia Fafara have been married for 20 years and share business ventures such as The Oracle Management, The Oracle Merchandise Company, and the clothing brand SunCult. We wish Anahstasia Fafara and the Fafara family the best in her treatment and fight against cancer.

    DevilDriver have recorded a new two-part album, with the first disc projected to arrive in early 2020.


    Static-X and company will kick off the fall tour on November 8th in Austin, Texas. See the itinerary below, and pick up tickets here.

    Static-X Tour with Drowning Pool, Mushroomhead, Dope, Wednesday 13, Raven Black *
    11/08 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    11/09 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks
    11/10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
    11/12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
    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
    11/19 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
    11/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
    11/21 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
    11/22 – Albany, NY @ Skyloft
    11/23 – Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom
    11/24 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall
    11/27 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
    11/28 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
    11/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
    11/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
    12/01 – Champaign, IL @ The City Center
    12/02 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    12/03 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
    12/04 – St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
    12/05 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
    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 Theatre
    12/14 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    12/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    12/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    12/18 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55

    * = consult local venue listings to see which bands are playing