TAPROOT have released the first single “VIP (V\\CT\\M \\ PLAY)\”, from their upcoming 7th studio album SC\\SSRS, produced by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards at The Loft in Saline, MI. The album, written and recorded by Richards, will be the band’s first studio release since 2012’s The Episodes (Victory), set to hit stores September 29th via THC MUSIC/Amplified Distribution.
The single, currently available for streaming and download on BANDCAMP at taprootofficial.bandcamp.com, will be available on digital outlets on 5/5.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Az-0btbAXuA
SC\\SSRS is available for pre-order now from taprootmerch.com.
Taproot has also announced a string of upcoming headlining shows, marking the band’s first shows in over six years, and their first tour in over a decade, set to feature special guests September Mourning, Eva Under Fire, Smile Empty Soul, and Heartsick on select dates. The upcoming shows will also showcase the return of original drummer Jarrod Montague, who will join the band for select upcoming shows (with all other shows featuring longtime drummer Dave Coughlin of Sponge), and new full-time guitarist Taylor Roberts (Riding With Killers).
The band has also announce a headlining appearance August 18th at the 2023 NORTHWOODS ROCK RALLY in Glen Flora, WI, as well as their previously announced “reunion” appearance at Blue Ridge Rock Fest in September.
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 – with Eva Under Fire | Heartsick
Fri 10/6 – The Apollo Theatre – Belvidere, IL- 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
Fri 11/3 – Wally\’s | Hampton Beach, NH w/ Eva Under Fire
Sat 11/4 – The Gramercy Theatre | NYC, NY- w/ Eva Under Fire
Fri 11/17 – Elevation | Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 11/18 – The Eclectic Room | Angola, IN
Also appearing at:
Saturday 8/18 – Northwoods Rock Rally | Glen Flora, WI | w/ Pop Evil, Soil, Smile Empty Soul
9/7-9/10 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival | Alton, VA