SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

April 11, 2006 09:00 ET

Trapt and Shinedown to Co-Headline Equinox Tour

North American Dates to Also Feature: Mercy Fall, Halestorm & Evans Blue

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- With the second single from their sophomore release "Someone In Control" continuing to climb at rock radio, TRAPT are embarking on the largest and most exciting headlining run of the album's campaign on the Equinox Tour.

The tour is scheduled to run April 19-May 24, and will also feature Shinedown, Mercy Fall, Halestorm and Evans Blue (joining May 8). The run of dates will also include a number of festival appearances, which will see TRAPT sharing stages with the likes of Mudvayne, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Staind and Yellowcard.

TRAPT -- CHRIS BROWN (vocals, guitar), SIMON ORMANDY (guitar), PETER CHARELL (bass) and AARON "MONTY" MONTGOMERY (drums) -- released "Someone In Control" September 13 on Warner Bros. Records, and the band have been on the road since, including a high-profile run with multi-platinum rock staples Nickelback. The success of the album's lead single, "Stand Up," was followed by the release of "Waiting," which continues to pick up increased spins at rock radio formats nationwide. "Their blend of courageous intensity and sweet melodicism suggests a band weaned on equal parts Soundgarden and Pink Floyd, Korn and Metallica," writes Bob Gulla in Guitar One, citing only a few of the influences that come to play in TRAPT. The band received breakthrough success with their debut single "Headstrong," earning two Billboard Awards for Best Modern Rock Track and Best Rock Track of 2003.

"Someone In Control" continues to build on that foundation with 11 songs co-produced by TRAPT and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam). "Every song is either about losing control, or trying too hard to have control," says Brown of the release. "There's a fine line between allowing yourself to be vulnerable and closing yourself off to everything. There's a balance point, and being able to balance control is when you're really in control." Additionally, the new release "better captures what we sound like live," says the singer.

Find out for yourself on the following dates:

APRIL
19  Johnstown, PA          Sports Center
20  Washington D.C.        9:30 Club
21  Columbia, SC           3 Rivers Music Festival  (radio festival)
22  Richmond, VA           Classic Amphitheatre  (radio festival)
24  Baltimore, MD          Ram's Head Live
25  Raleigh, NC            Disco Rodeo
26  Athens, GA             Georgia Theater
28  Estero, FL             Germain Arena  (radio festival)
29  Zephyr Hills, FL       Festival Park  (radio festival)
30  Orlando, FL            Tinker Field  (radio festival)

MAY
2   New Orleans, LA        House Of Blues
3   Baton Rouge, LA        Varsity Theater
5   Columbia, MO           The Blue Note
6   Maryland Heights, MO   UMB Bank Pavillion  (radio festival)
7   Memphis, TN            Tom Lee Park  (radio festival)
8   Tulsa, OK              Cain's Ballroom
10  Sioux Falls, SD        Ramkota Exhibit Hall
11  Fargo, ND              Civic Auditorium
13  Billings, MT           12th Planet
14  Great Falls, MT        Expo Park
16  Spokane, WA            The Big Easy
17  Seattle, WA            Showbox Theater
18  Portland, OR           Roseland Theater
20  Santa Cruz, CA         The Catalyst
22  Anaheim, CA            House Of Blues
23  San Diego, CA          House Of Blues
24  Las Vegas, NV          House Of Blues
27  Anthony, TX            Wet & Wild Waterworld  (radio festival)
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Contact Information

  • For more information on Trapt, contact:

    National:
    Jim Baltutis
    Warner Bros. Publicity
    (818) 953-3375
    jim.baltutis@wbr.com

    Regional/Fanzines:
    Angela Burke
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3628
    angela.burke@wbr.com