STATIC-X Announce New Drummer

After auditioning more than 30 candidates over the course of the past two months, STATIC-X have decided to recruit Nick Oshiro (ex-SEETHER) as the replacement for recently departed drummer Ken Jay.

"Finding the right drummer to nail the old songs and cop the feel for the groove of the new songs was tricky, but Nick completely mastered the task," said frontman Wayne Static.

"It felt great from the first song we played with Nick," guitarist Tripp Eisen added. "He plowed into 'Bled For Days' and then 'Love Dump' and we knew we had the right guy. His new energy is very inspiring for us and now we can't wait to get out on the road and just kill."

STATIC-X, who recently completed work on their third full-length album, "Shadow Zone", with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT, UNWRITTEN LAW), are currently in rehearsals for their upcoming tour with STAIND.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jul. 07 - Charleston, SC @ The Plex
Jul. 08 - Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
Jul. 10 - Miami, FL @ Level
Jul. 12 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Jul. 14 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Jul. 15 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens Pending
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Jul. 18 - Cheyenne, WY @ Frontier Days Cheyenne,Wy
Jul. 19 - Minot, ND @ N. Dakota Fairgrounds
Jul. 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Aud.
Jul. 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Jul. 24 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Jul. 25 - Omaha, NE @ Mancuso Center
Jul. 26 - Des Moines, IA @ Radio Show Waterworks Park
Jul. 28 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
Aug. 01 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Norfolk
Aug. 02 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musicfest Bethlehem
Aug. 03 - Springfield, MA @ Hippodrome - Springfield

"Shadow Zone", which features a session appearance by drummer Josh Freese of A PERFECT CIRCLE and THE VANDALS fame, is due in September through Warner Bros. Records.


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