In case landing a spot on Ozzfest 2000's second stage wasn't enough of a plum gig, heavy music upstarts TapRoot have lined up additional dates with Static-X, Soulfly, and P.O.D.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan outfit releases its debut album "Gift" this week and will introduce the masses to the disc on this summer's Ozzfest. However, with that tour's day-on, day-off schedule, there's plenty of room for gigs on off-dates. TapRoot will spend most of its off days opening for Static-X and will also do the honors for Soulfly and P.O.D. on select dates.
As we previously reported, the band also plans to shoot a video this week for "Again & Again," the first single from "Gift," with director Shaun Foster (see "TapRoot Preps Video, Album Release").
The Michigan band drummed up heavy interest from numerous record labels, including calls from Fred Durst and Puff Daddy, before signing on with Atlantic Records' new imprint Velvet
Hammer (see "TapRoot Finishing Up Debut As Tour Looms").
If you want to catch TapRoot outside the Ozzfest compound, here's where to look:
- 7/9 - N. Myrtle Beach @ House Of Blues (w/ Static-X)
- 7/19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection (w/ Soulfly)
- 7/23 - State College, PA @ The Crowbar (w/ Static-X)
- 7/25 - Williamsville, NY @ Runwayz (w/ Static-X)
- 7/28 - Rochester, NY @ Water State Music Hall (w/ Soulfly)
- 7/31 - Toronto, ON @ Guverment (w/ Soulfly)
- 8/1 - Montreal, QB @ Foufounes (w/ Soulfly)
- 8/9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room (w/ P.O.D.)
- 8/13 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amph (w/ P.O.D., Static-X)
- 8/17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (w/ Static-X)
- 9/1 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues (w/ Static-X)