NewsTaproot Expands Tour Schedule; Debuts New Single

Taproot Expands Tour Schedule; Debuts New Single


Aug. 8 — Taproot is back in the headlines again, as the band has added more dates to its current tour and debuted a new single from its forthcoming album, SC\SSRS.

The band announced Tuesday, the addition of four new dates to its tour in support of the record. The first of the new dates is Sept. 2 at the Taste of Madison Festival in Madison, WI alongside Nonpoint. The second new date is Oct. 20 in Columbus, OH alongside September Mourning, Lift The Medium, and Xero Hour.

The third of the tour’s new dates is New Bedford, MA with Dead By Wednesday and the fourth is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 101 WRIF-FM Detroit Presents: District 142 in Wynadotte, MI.

The band’s current tour schedule is noted below:

Sat 8/18 – Northwoods Rock Rally | Glen Flora, WI | w/ Pop Evil, Soil, Smile Empty Soul

Sat 9/2 – Taste of Madison | Madison, WI | WJJO Stage | w/ Nonpoint

Sat 9/9 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival | Alton, VA

Fri 9/29 – The Machine Shop | Flint, MI – SOLD OUT w/ Heartsick | Lift the Medium

Sat 9/30 – The Machine Shop | Flint, MI – SOLD OUT w/ Eva Under Fire | See This Through | Never the Crash

Sun 10/1 – The Machine Shop | Flint, MI – SOLD OUT with Eva Under Fire | Heartsick

Fri 10/6 – Route 20 | Racine, WI – w/ Smile Empty Soul | Heartsick | Finding Ghosts

Sat 10/7 – The Forge | Joliet, IL- w/ Smile Empty Soul | Heartsick

Fri 10/13 – EPIC Event Center | Green Bay, WI- w/ September Mourning | Heartsick

Sat 10/14 – The Blue Note | Harrison, OH- w/ September Mourning | Lift the Medium, Xero Hour

Fri 10/20 – The KING of CLUBS | Columbus, OH-w/ September Mourning | XFACTOR1 | Artifax

Sat 10/21 – The Winchester Music Tavern | Lakewood, OH- w/ September Mourning | Brothers At Arms

Thu 11/2 – The Vault – New Bedford, MA w/ Dead By Wednesday

Fri 11/3 – Wally’s | Hampton Beach, NH w/ Eva Under Fire/ Dead by Wednesday

Sat 11/4 – The Gramercy Theatre | NYC, NY- w/ Eva Under Fire / Dead by Wednesday

Fri 11/17 – Elevation | Grand Rapids, MI

Sat 11/18 – The Eclectic Room | Angola, IN

Sat 12/9 – 101 WRIF – FM Detroit Presents: District 142 – Wynadotte, MI w/ I Set My Friends On Fire

Last week, the band debuted the latest single from SC\SSRS, ‘No One Else To Blame,’ through its “Taproot Tuesday” podcast, and will make it widely available to stream and download Wednesday. The record’s latest single displays more of the familiar melodic nu-metal sounds that made Taproot famous during the late 90s and early 2000s while still establishing its own identity separate from the record’s lead single, ‘VIP — V\C\T\M PLAY.’ The song is available to stream and download now.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the single’s premiere.

In other news, another single titled ‘Favourite Song’ is expected as the album’s next single. The song features a guest appearance from Nonpoint front man Elias Soriano. The single’s release date was not announced in the news release announcing its pending release.

SC\SSRS is scheduled for release Sept. 29 through THC Music/Amplified Distribution. The record will be the band’s first new music since the release of its album, The Episodes, in 2012. It will feature a revamped lineup from the band, of sorts. Original drummer Jarrod Montague has returned on this record. New guitarist Taylor Roberts also provides his talents to the record alongside Richards and longtime bassist Phil Lipscomb, who has been a member of the band since its formation in 1997.

More information on Taproots’ new album, singles and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: