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Scorpion Child Recruits New Drummer Jon "Charn" Rice

Austin classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has added a new face to the line-up: drummer Jon “Charn” Rice, formerly of Job For A Cowboy. Scorpion Child bassist & founding member Shaun Avants shares the following:

“Scorpion Child is excited to announce some recent line-up changes within the camp. As with any team or group, decisions must be made that are vital to the overall attitude, creativity, quality, and lifespan of a shared and common goal. Any decision we make is and always will be for the betterment and advancement of this band.

"That being said, we have decided to move forward as a four piece - at least for now - as we say goodbye to our friends [rhythm guitarist] Tom Frank and [former drummer] Shawn Alvear. We wish them the very best in any and all of their future endeavors and it should be noted that their contributions were not without their merits.

"We are pleased to announce that Jon 'Charn' Rice (ex-Job For A Cowboy, 1349) will be taking the position as our new drummer. He exemplifies ambition, hard work, and the general personality that gives this band the potential to function as a tighter unit. His handful of performances with Nonpoint and the Shiprocked cruise earlier this year only solidified our faith in his abilities and filled us with an overwhelming excitement for the coming possibilities.

"Thank you to all of our fans for weathering the seas of change. We'll see you all very soon. Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger.”

Before heading out to the U.K. for nine shows starting March 16th, Scorpion Child will have a showcase at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas with a date & time coming shortly. Catch the band live:

16.03. UK Bristol - Exchange*
18.03. UK Colchester - Arts Centre**
20.03. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy 3*
21.03. UK Sheffield - Corporation**
22.03. UK Glasgow - King Tuts*
23.03. UK Newcastle - O2 Academy 2**
25.03. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
26.03. UK London - Underworld*
27.03. UK Manchester - Roadhouse**
* = MONSTER TRUCK headlining
** = SCORPION CHILD headlining

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