Michigan hard rock luminary, Taproot, will kick off summer 2013 tonight in Toledo, Ohio, beginning the final leg of its headlining “Gift-Live” tour. The three-week run, which will see the band perform its acclaimed debut album Gift in its entirety, will span the northeast before wrapping up in the group’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich. on July 13. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
“We are extremely excited to get back on the road and play Gift in its entirety one final time for this last leg of the ‘Gift-Live’ tour,” said vocalist/guitarist Stephen Richards. “This has been a treat for us and our fans, a journey back in time we’ve been told, and we’re looking forward to seeing some new and familiar faces out East.”
Since its inception more than a decade ago, Taproot has seen success that most bands have only dreamed of. The Ann Arbor group has sold more than 1.5 million records in its career while producing one charting single after another, including the hit single “Poem” which peaked at #5 on Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart.
The band’s sophomore 2002 release Welcome is currently pushing towards RIAA certified Gold status (500,000 units shipped) as the group continues to tour relentlessly behind its latest album, 2012’s, The Episodes, which was released on Victory Records.
Taproot plans to release its seventh studio album in early 2014.
Taproot “Gift-Live” tour…
6/21 – Toledo, OH @ Mainstreet
6/22 – Jackson, MI @ Rockapalooza
6/23 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
6/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
6/26 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
6/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Quaker Steak and Lube
6/28 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
6/29 – White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
6/30 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
7/02 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
7/04 – Hampton, NH @ Wally’s Pub
7/05 – West Greenwich, RI @ Rock Junction
7/06 – Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
7/07 – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
7/09 – Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
7/10 – Saint Joseph, MI @ Mickey’s
7/13 – Ann Arbor, MI @ A2 Fest