Taproot In 2013

The band reveals its 2013 road plans – a full tour of the U.S. beginning late this month and stretching into May.  Look for Stephen Richards & Co. in such markets as Louisville, Orlando, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

To say the last thirteen months in the Taproot universe has been interesting would be an understatement.  A couple of months before the band’s latest album, The Episodes, was released in April, frontman Richards experienced a seizure.  The singer later told Loudwire.com that he didn’t know what it was and that the seizures didn’t return until the day of the album’s release.  Having a big record release party planned in the band’s Flint, Mich., hometown, Richards collapsed in the morning and woke up in the hospital that evening.

At the time of the interview, tests were inconclusive, although Richards mentioned he might have Meningioma in his front right brain lobe.

“I’ve definitely done some trauma to the brain a bit after years and years of performing as well as major competitive hockey player,” Richards told Loudwire.com.  “I’ve taken a lot of dings to the head.”

But Richards and the band refused to be sidelined and did tour in 2012.  Now the band returns to the road and is bringing Boy Hits Car along for the ride.

March 29 – Jackson, Mich., The Foundry
March 30 – Louisville, Ky., Diamond Pub & Billiards
April 1 – Fayetteville, N.C., The Drunk Horse Pub
April 3 – Fort Myers, Fla, Cadillac Jacks
April 4 – Orlando, Fla., Bombshells
April 5 – St. Peterburg, Fla., State Theatre
April 6 – Jacksonville, Fla., Brewster’s Megaplex
April 10 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron Horse Café
April 11 – Broussard, La., The Station Live
April 12 – Monroe, La., Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
April 13 – Shreveport, La., The Warehouse
April 14 – Houston, Texas, Scout Bar
April 16 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chameleon Room
April 17 – Dallas, Texas, Trees
April 19 – Beaumont, Texas, The Gig
April 21 – Lubbock, Texas, Amphitheatre @ Lone Star Event Center
April 23 – Flagstaff, Ariz., The Orpheum Theatre
April 25 – Tempe, Ariz., Rocky Point Cantina
April 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., Cheyenne Saloon
April 27 – San Diego, Calif., Brick By Brick
April 28 – Long Beach, Calif., The Gaslamp Restaurant
April 30 – West Hollywood, Calif., Whisky A Go Go
May 1 – Fresno, Calif., The Babylon
May 2 – Modesto, Calif., The Fat Cat Music House And Lounge
May 3 – Orangevale, Calif., The Boardwalk
May 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah., In The Venue
May 11 – Omaha, Neb., TBA
May 14 – Mankato, Minn., Busters
May 15 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
May 16 – Appleton, Wis., Luna Lounge
May 17 – Wausau, Wis., The Filmore
May 18 – Janesville, Wis., The BackBar
May 21 – South Bend, Ind., Cheers
May 23 – Cleveland, Ohio, Peabody’s Concert Club
May 24 – Flint, Mich., The Machine Shop

Taproot’s new video for “The Everlasting” continues the story that began in the band’s “No Surrender.”

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