The Ratchets have announced the departure of longtime drummer Marc Ziccardi. Ziccardi has left the band on amicable terms and will complete his tenure in the band with their upcoming dates with the Dickies.

Taking over for Marc will be Eric Schmidt, formerly of the River City Rebels. The band was recently interviewed in AMP and that interview can be found here. "Heart of Town," a trackfrom the band also appeared on a recent Vice Magazine compilation.
DateVenueNoteCity
July 13, 2005Dingbatz The Dickies Clifton, NJ
July 14, 2005The Khyber The Dickies Philadelphia, PA
July 15, 2005The Continental The Dickies New York, NY
July 16, 2005Sterling Theatre The Dickies Allentown, PA
July 17, 2005Ottobar The Dickies Baltimore, MD
July 21, 2005Cafe Metropolis Strike Anywhere Wilkes-Barre, PA
August 12, 2005East Coast Indie Side Stage Warped Tour 2005 Camden, NJ
August 13, 2005East Coast Indie Side Stage Warped Tour 2005 New York, NY
August 14, 2005East Coast Indie Side Stage Warped Tour 2005 Englishtown, NJ