Lajon of Sevendust previews upcoming tour and box set release: 'All the bells and whistles'

'it's gonna see us in a different setting, big production'
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Joining us today is frontman Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust for an Audacy Check In with host Jason Bailey as the band takes a quick pause before heading back out on the road on 2023's The Machine Killer tour.

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Hot off the road from their dates with Alter Bridge and Mammoth WVH, Sevendust are currently catching their breath before heading out once again, this time with Static-X and Dope for scheduled dates through November 1. Check out a full list of dates below and grab your tickets HERE.

"The [Mammoth] tour has just been a magical experience, not only due to the fact that we're family out here, but I think just because everyone is so excited about being out and being back to some type of normalcy," Lajon explains. "Having these shows, there's like this electric energy out there... It's really cool to be a part of."

The upcoming tour with Static-X and Dope is a special one for Lajon, as Sevendust has not shared a stage with them for over 24 years, although he and frontman Edsel Dope had kept in touch over the years, even working on projects that fans may not have even heard of. "It's gonna be a very cool tour," Lajon says. "I think a lot of people are gonna be excited because it's gonna see us in a different setting, big production, all the bells and whistles."

On top of their touring schedule which doesn't seem to have any end in sight, several of the group's classic albums will be re-issued as part of a nine-LP box set dropping on October 13, titled Seven of Sevendust, as well as a seven-CD box set to be released on October 27.

The special release will feature music from the group's career between 2005 and 2015, brushing right past the band's earlier work released in the mid-90s and early aughts. "You're actually telling me more about it than I know about it," Lajon jokes. "We've never done anything like this before, so behind-the-scenes of course we're excited about it, to see how it's gonna play out."

However, he does say there is the possibility of another box set of their early work, admitting, "I think it's just a test thing to see how people like it and what's gonna happen with it." Showing off some of the cassettes Lajon had at the ready, he says he's still a fan of these kinds of physical releases, a major part of being a music fan that he's trying to bring back to the kids. "Opening up things," he explains, "I'm so happy Sevendust has a tape for 'Truth Killer'... It's fun and tangible, like this box set. That's something that you can look at, and feel, and see, and not just be on the phone. You might not even have to listen to it, but guess what? It's a display in the house that's almost a trophy to some people."

A self-described "Mantiquer," Lajon even broke out his 1980s silver boom box, a trophy itself, showing off the technological features available at the time like dual microphones and a record button.

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Seven Of Sevendust tracklisting:

NEXT (2005) Hero / Ugly / Pieces / Silence / This Life / Failure / See and Believe The Last Song / Desertion / Never / Shadows in Red

ALPHA (2LP) (2007) Deathstar / Clueless / Driven / Feed / Suffer / Beg to Differ / Under Story of Your Life / Confessions of Hatred / Aggression / Burn / Alpha

CHAPTER VII: HOPE & SORROW (2LP) (2008) Inside / Enough Hope – feat. Mark Tremonti / Scapegoat / Fear The Past – feat. Chris Daughtry / Prodigal Son / Lifeless Sorrow – feat. Myles Kennedy / Contradiction / Walk Away

COLD DAY MEMORY (2010) Splinter / Forever / Unraveling / Last Breath / Karma / Ride Insane Confessions (Without Faith) / Nowhere / Here and Now The End Is Coming / Better Place / Strong Arm Broken

BLACK OUT THE SUN (2013) Memory / Faithless / Till Death / Mountain / Cold as War / Black Out the Sun Nobody Wants It / Dead Roses / Decay / Dark AM / Picture Perfect Got a Feeling / Murder Bar

TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES (2014) Come Down / Under It All / The Wait / Upbeat Sugar / One Life / Bonfire Gone / Denial / Trust / Crucified / Karma / Black

KILL THE FLAW (2015) Thank You / Death Dance / Forget / Letters / Cease and Desist / Not Today Chop / Kill the Flaw / Silly Beast / Peace and Destruction / Torched

Sevendust + Static-X The Machine Killer 2023 Dates:

October 6 -  Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall
October 7 - Dallas, TX - The Factory Deep Ellum
October 8 - Little Rock, AR – The Hall
October 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
October 11 -  Murfreesboro, TN - Outside at Hop Springs
October 13 - Greensboro, NC - Piedmont Hall
October 14 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
October 15 - Lancaster, PA - Freedom Hall
October 17 -  Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
October 18 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
October 19 - Gary, IN - The Hard Rock
October 20 - Clive, IA - Horizon Event Center
October 22 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory
October 23 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland Theatre
October 24 - Tulsa, OK - The Tulsa Theatre
October 26 -  Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
October 27 - Albuquerque, NM - REVEL
October 28 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock
October 30 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
October 31 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
November 1 - Los Angeles - The Wiltern

Sevendust's 14th studio album, Truth Killer, was just released back in July featuring 12 all-new tracks, with the single "Fence" as the lead offering.

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