Rock acts Chevelle and Taproot are joining forces for a summer club/theater tour that will kick off July 9 in Indianapolis. The pairing will be on the road into mid-August with 30 Seconds To Mars also
Rock acts Chevelle and Taproot are joining forces for a summer club/theater tour that will kick off July 9 in Indianapolis. The pairing will be on the road into mid-August with 30 Seconds To Mars also on the bill.
One day prior to the launch, Chevelle will play NASCAR's Miller Lite-sponsored USG Pole Day concert event at Joliet, Ill.'s Chicagoland Route 66 Raceway. At its conclusion, the sibling trio will open a handful of dates for Velvet Revolver.
Chevelle is heading out in support of its Epic set "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)." Released last year, the album opened at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 566,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. First single "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and reached No. 3 on the Modern Rock list, while follow-up "The Clincher" topped out at No. 3 and No. 8, respectively.
Taproot will see the release of its third album, "Blue Sky Research," while the band is out on the road. Due Aug. 16 via Atlantic, the set will be the follow-up to 2002's "Welcome," which opened at No. 17 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 426,000 copies.
Album cut "Facepeeler" can be heard streaming from the band's official Web site and its Myspace.com page.
Here are the Chevelle/Taproot tour dates:
July 9: Indianapolis (Murat Egyptian Room)
July 11: Detroit (State Theatre)
July 12: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orbit)
July 14: Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Pierre's)
July 15: Cleveland (House of Blues)
July 16: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
July 18: Toledo, Ohio (Headliners)
July 19: Pittston Township, Pa. (The Staircase)
July 21: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino)
July 22: Northampton, Mass. (Pearl Street)
July 23: Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)
July 25: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
July 26: Dewey Beach, Del. (Bay Center)
July 28: Norfolk, Va. (FM99 Lunatic Luau; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 29: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
July 30: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (The Chance; Chevelle & Theory Of A Deadman)
Aug. 1: Portland, Maine (State Theatre)
Aug. 2: Boston (Roxy)
Aug. 3: New York (Irving Plaza)
Aug. 5: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
Aug. 6: Atlanta (Downtown Rocks @ Underground)
Aug. 8: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Aug. 9: Tampa, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
Aug. 11: Birmingham, Ala. (Sloss Furnace)
Aug. 14: Madison, Wis. (Willow Island)
Aug. 17: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
Here are Chevelle's tour dates with Velvet Revolver:
Aug. 12: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Des Moines, Iowa (Val Air)
Aug. 18: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
Aug. 20: Las Vegas (Aladdin Theatre)
Aug. 21: Tucson, Ariz. (Valencia Anselmo)