Trapt is back on the road in the midst of making a new acoustic album, headlining their Self Titled Tour they hope to connect with new and old fans.

Trapt is most known for their hit début single Headstrong back in the early 2000’s. Other singles like Still Frame, Echo, and Stand Up peaking chart positions, they have come a long way since then. Kicking off a summer tour June 18th called The Self Titled Tour with The Veer Union, Righteous Vendetta, and Letters From The Fire, Trapt is performing their self-titled album in its entirety along with the hits that formed their career.

Trapt is known for Chris Taylor Brown’s unique voice, and the rounded melodies that also carry a heavy resonance from Pete Charell (Bass), Traves Miguel (Guitar), and Dylan Thomas Howard (Drums). When it comes down to writing a new album, the process is like anything else. “Usually I’ll come up with guitar parts and melodies and write some vocals then start recording pieces of it, and then the rest of the band adds their pieces to it. Other times I’ll get a piece of music from the band and it will inspire me to write the vocals that lyrics,” Chris said.

Their sixth studio album released in the winter of 2013, Bring It, was the first single to hit the charts. The album had a sense of their self-titled record, released 11 years prior. “It’s not something that we consciously did it just kind of happened that way. We just came up with the songs from what we were going thru in life at the moment and we never try to make a record sound a certain way, being Trapt we already have a certain sound established,” Chris said. Love Hate Relationship was the second single from Reborn, a music video was released and it featured Chris’ wife, which satisfied new and old Trapt fans.

Trapt will be on the road for a two-month run beginning in the middle of June. “We are writing a new album and thought that this was a good way to break up the writing process by touring and play some stuff that we haven’t played for a while,” Chris said. Trapt is currently working on an acoustic album called D.N.A. “It’s an indie type of album we are working on, we want to give the fans a chance to be more interactive with us,” Chris said. As for the tour, they are opening the door from 2002 and giving the sound a unique twist and according to Chris, they are “ready to get out there and play songs in a way that we haven’t played for 10 years and we are looking forward to giving the fans a good [show] and a chance to hang out with them.”

Trapt has quite the career within the industry. Their versatility has kept them in the spotlight and reached fans across the board. “It showed me what music is all about, the hard work that goes into it, and knowing how to keep it going. Seeing the great fan base that [Trapt] has is and the packed crowds that we see at shows, and the love that the fans have for our band,” Chris said.

Trapt Tour Dates:
Jun 18 Idaho Falls, ID – The Peppertree
Jun 19 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
Jun 20 Spearfish, SD – Zbar
Jun 21 Sioux City, IA – Awesome Biker Nights 15th Annual Motorcycle Rally Festival
Jun 24 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Jun 25 Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
Jun 27 Watertown, NY – The Exhibition Hall
Jun 28 Portland, ME – The Asylum
Jun 29 Lawrence, MA – Claddagh

Jul 01 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
Jul 02 Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live
Jul 03 Amityville, NY – Revolution
Jul 05 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Jul 06 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Jul 07 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Jul 09 N. Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
Jul 10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Jul 11 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues (Orlando)
Jul 12 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Jul 13 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Jul 15 Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
Jul 17 Dallas, TX – Trees
Jul 18 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Jul 19 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Jul 20 Abilene, TX – The Lucky Mule
Jul 22 Fort Smith, AR – Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden
Jul 24 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
Jul 25 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Lounge
Jul 26 Cleveland, OH – RoverFest
Jul 29 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Jul 31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

Aug 01 Morristown, TN – Citizen Tribune (Jefferson Federal)
Aug 02 Clarkesville, TN – The Warehouse
Aug 03 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Aug 05 Sturgis, SD – Easyriders Saloon
Aug 07 Minot, ND – The ‘O’riginal Bar & Nightclub
Aug 09 Spring Lake Park, MN – POV’s
Aug 13 Rockford, IL – District
Aug 14 West Peoria, IL
Aug 15 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
Aug 16 Glen Flora, WI – Northwoods Rock Rally
Aug 17 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Sep 25 Yakima, WA – Central Washington State Fair

Trapt is:
Chris Taylor Brown – Vocals & Guitar
Pete Charell – Bass
Dylan Thomas Howard – Drums
Traves Miguel – Lead Guitar

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About The Author

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona now in Texas, with a B.A. in Journalism, Shannon has experience with behind the scenes and on stage. Her background in music stems from her introduction to Heavy Metal at a young age. Growing up around the sounds of Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Megadeth, Aerosmith, and Tool, she acquired an obsession for information on these bands and the stories they had to tell. Not only that, Shannon found an outlet instrumentally playing flute from third grade into college, and developed vocally through private lessons. She firmly believes Heavy Metal is a positive outlet and has contributed to her success as a writer and person.

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