After an over two year hiatus, Cleveland hard rock titans SWITCHED (best known for their chart-climbing singles "Inside" and "Tendeadfingers") have announced they will be hitting the road for a month-long headlining trek beginning April 7 in support of their newly released sophomore LP, the two-disc collection "Ghosts in the Machine".
The outing will mark the first since 2003, when the relentlessly touring SWITCHED made rounds on Ozzfest, as well as two consecutive appearances on Warped Tour, U.S. tours with SEVENDUST, NONPOINT, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA, and countless radio festivals.
The touring lineup will feature original vocalist Ben Schigel, and guitarists Joe Schigel and B.C. Kochmit, as well as new recruits Josh Jansen (bass; TINJEN) and Angel (drums; GENITORTURERS, TINJEN), who will replace original drummer Chad Szeliga, now manning the drum throne in BREAKING BENJAMIN, and bassist Corey Lowery (DARK NEW DAY), respectively.
The tour, which also features Corporate Punishment labelmates ALLELE, will kick off April 7 in Green Bay, WI at the Riverside Ballroom, and is set to cover much of the Midwest, South and Southwest. SWITCHED will also be performing a special set at the Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, OH on February 28, for the "Ghosts in the Machine" CD Release/Odeon Farewell Party.
"Ghosts in the Machine", which features 11 new, unreleased tracks, as well as a second disc of B-sides, demos, and rarities, hit stores January 10, and has already made a huge impact at Active Rock radio, with "Empty Promises" being featured on nationally syndicated programs like "Hard Drive", and the single currently sitting at #3 on the Mediabase Active Rock Independent Label Chart, with spins to date on over 50 stations. In addition to the assault on terrestrial radio, the track was also a featured download on AOL Music all of December and January, and is currently in rotation on many online/satellite radio outlets including AOL Radio and XM Squizz.
SWITCHED tour dates:
Feb. 28 - Cleveland, OH - The Odeon
Apr. 07 - Green Bay, WI - Riverside Ballroom