Guitarist Koichi Fukuda has officially rejoined STATIC-X. In a statement posted on the group's official web site, STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static said, "Koichi was with us back in the club days here in Los Angeles, played on our first record, 'Wisconsin Death Trip', and did the first two years of touring with the band. He's been in the studio with us since October working on the new record and this feels like a very natural transition.
"The first shows with Koichi will be at the Galaxy in Santa Ana on March 25th and at the Key Club in Hollywood on March 26th. We'll be releasing details very soon about more extensive touring plans as well as the title and release date for the new record.
"Tony, Nick, and I want to thank all of you for your continued support...you guys have never let us down. Thanks!"
Koichi Fukuda rejoins STATIC-X as the replacement for Tripp Eisen, who was dismissed from the group late last month following reports that Eisen was arrested by authorities in two states on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors.