Static-X and Sevendust Co-Headline The SOLD OUT Worcester Palladium – February 16, 2024

The second leg of The Machine Killer Tour stopped at the Worcester Palladium on a windy and cold Friday night, with support from dope and Lines øf Loyalty. This show has been sold out for several weeks, and fans were lined up early down Martin Luther King Jr Blvd hoping to get a good spot inside, knowing it would be a full house. 

Lines øf Loyalty

The three-member band from Kenosha, WI is fronted by lead singer and guitarist Glenn Nubz Morrison, with Redo Ianni on bass, and Brayden Pike on drums. Fans packed the Palladium early as Lines øf Loyalty opened their set with “Hurts to be Human,” the title track from their 2023 album Hurts to be Human. The band continued with more songs off the album including “Blackout,” as well as “My Addiction.” Lines øf Loyalty left their mark on everyone in attendance, and set the vibe for what was to be an incredible night.


The nu metal band from New York City is fronted by lead singer Edsel Dope, guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Daniel Fox, and Chris Warner on the drums. With the crowd fully engaged, dope opened their set with “Blood Money,” from their 2016 album Blood Money Part 1. They followed with “Bring It On” from their 2003 album Group Therapy, before continuing with another one of their big hits, “Bitch.” The level of energy dope brings to the stage is something specular to witness in person.


Sevendust is fronted by Lajon Witherspoon, with Clint Lowery and John Connolly on guitar, Vince Hornsby on bass, and drummer Morgan Rose. The lights went dark, and Sevendust opened their set with “I Might Let the Devil Win,” from their most recent album, 2023’s Truth Killer. They continued with “Truth Killer,” followed by the song “Alpha” from their 2007 album Alpha. The Northeast 7D “family” packed the Palladium full, leaving hardly any space on the floor for a mosh pit. Crowd surfers were overjoyed with excitement, making it right up to the stage. It was an amazing set from an incredible band who have been rocking the stage for over 25 years.


After founding member Wayne Static passed away in 2014, Static-X’s original lineup of Koichi Fukuda, Tony Campos, and Ken Jay came back out in 2019 with a new lead singer, XerO. With the Palladium crowd ready after three opening bands, Static-X opened their set with “Hollow” and “Terminator Oscillator” from the 2020 album Project Regeneration, Vol. 1. They continued with “Love Dump” from the 1999 album Wisconsin Death Trip. During their set, Tony Campos made sure to recognize how special it was to be on “The Machine Killer Tour” with Sevendust. The intensity of the mosh pit continued to grow with each additional song that was played. A continuous flow of crowd surfers kept the energy high throughout Static-X’s entire set. If you were not in attendance for the sold-out Machine Killer Tour, you missed out on an amazing night. Fans that were in attendance will be talking about this show for a long time. 

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