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Below is our complete Trapt news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Make America Rock Again Tour Announced

The "Make America Rock Again" tour is back for its second annual sojourn, bringing America's hard-rocking party to your backyard.

The tour will feature a line-up consisting of lauded Creed vocalist Scott Stapp in the headlining spot (performing Creed hits with his full band), alt-rock giants Sick Puppies, massive heavy rock crew Drowning Pool, modern rock royalty Trapt, and metallic rockers Adelitas Way.

To be announced soon, select dates will feature special guest performances by more of today's biggest rock bands. Between them, these acclaimed artists share two Grammy wins, six Grammy nominations, 25 Top 10-charting hit songs (including seven #1 hits), and 30+ million albums sold!

*Select dates feature different forms of the line-up, see next to each date for line-up. Dates with no line-up listed next to them feature the full bill. More...

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Confessions Of A Traitor Announces Tour

British hardcore group Confessions Of A Traitor celebrates the release of new EP "Illuminate" by going out on a 9 date U.K. tour with American rock band Trapt and fellow on the rise U.K. group The Fallen State.

"Illuminate" is due for official release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on June 13th. Catch these upcoming Confessions Of A Traitor / Trapt tour dates:

Jun 03 - Confessions Of A Traitor | London, UK | (Scream lounge Festival)
Jul 03 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Basingstoke, UK | (Live festival)
Jul 11 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Birmingham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 12 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Evesham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 14 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Bournemouth, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 15 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Sheffield, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 16 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Nottingham, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 17 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Milton Keynes, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 18 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Basingstoke, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 19 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Bridgwater, UK | (with Trapt)
Jul 24 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Chester, UK | (with Trapt)
Aug 20 - Confessions Of A Traitor | Northampton, UK | (All day festival) More...

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Trapt Premieres New Song "Tangled Up In You"

Los Gatos, California hard rockers Trapt premiere a new song entitled "Tangled Up In You", taken from their upcoming new crowdfunded album "DNA", which will be out in stores August 19.

Check out now "Tangled Up In You" below.

Trapt just began the "Make America Rock Again! Tour" with Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Saving Abel, Crazy Town, Tantric, 12 Stones. Check out all remaining dates below: More...

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Trapt Discusses Online Drama

Trapt has been taking some heat online lately due to vocalist Chris Taylor Brown discussing various political and racial topics that haven't gone over well, as well as an altercation on tour with another band that spilled into online discussions.

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Brown addresses what has become a rather tumultuous past few months on social media, taking ownership of his recent comments regarding rumoured altercations with fellow musicians and various other publicized opinions. You can read Part one of the interview right here.

These events lead up to the release of new single and music video “Human (Like The Rest Of Us)”, which touches upon the theme that all of us are human, imperfect, and often make mistakes. Watch the new music video below.

Brown states, “We are all bound by the emotions that we as Humans are capable of feeling. When we numb ourselves, because the pain is too great, we are no longer Human. To be imperfect, to be emotional is Human. Your emotions guide you. Listen to them. They will allow you to feel empathy towards others and others to feel you, but only if you allow it. Open up and FEEL! Do not be afraid. The only way we can come together as one HUMAN RACE is through understanding each other. The only way to understand is to FEEL, even when it hurts the most. When you are hurting the most, others will feel it too. They will help you, as you do them. #Humanaboveall

He further comments: “First off, I want to say that I am imperfect, but that is what makes me who I am and what I think is part of being Human. This brings me to the recent spat of verbal barbs I threw around a few weeks ago that at times sounded mean and much like bullying. It should be easy to shrug off insults that have nothing to do with the subject you are talking about and are only meant to get a rise out of you, but I did not shrug it off and the way I went about defending myself is definitely not the way one should go about spreading a message and I apologize to anyone I may have offended. The message gets lost when you engage in this way. More...

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Trapt Launches IndieGogo Campaign For New Album

In addition to headlining the summer long “Self Titled Tour,” Trapt is non-stop writing for a next album - entitled "DNA" - while putting the finishing touches on the group's first ever acoustic album "The Acoustic Collection."

To celebrate over a decade of support, Trapt wants to bring the fan base closer to the recording process than ever before. An Indiegogo campaign for the new album "DNA" just launched, and you can see the perks and contribute to the campaign right here.

Every backer will receive exclusive access into the Listening Room. This backer-only site will continuously feature premier access to content as the album is recorded. This means fans will be able to hear everything from new vocals, guitar, bass and drum parts, and even new mixes of songs as they are completed. More...

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Trapt To Embark On Summer Tour

Trapt has announced dates and details for an upcoming tour this summer. Performing the debut self-titled album in its entirety plus hits spanning the band's career, Trapt will embark on a two month run beginning June 18th at The Peppertree in Idaho Falls, ID.

Special guests on this tour include The Veer Union, Righteous Vendetta, Letters From The Fire, Shallowside, Leaving Eden, and Arcane Saints. Check your local listings to see which supporting acts play in your city.

Vocalist Chris Taylor adds: “We have been writing for our new record and wanted to break up the writing with a summer tour. As we were putting the tour together deciding on song choices and all that, we thought it would be a lot of fun to play all the songs on the record we first introduced to the world. We haven't played an album all the way through in over 10 years, so what better time to do it again than now and what better record to do it with? We're also going to play what our fans have deemed "the classics" from all our other albums, as well as test out a new song or two. We're also going to make this tour as personal as we can for our fans. We've got some surprises for you!"

Trapt released sixth studio album "Reborn" in 2013 through Crash Collide/ADA. The album is available now on Itunes and Amazon. Catch the band live: More...

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Righteous Vendetta To Support (Hed)P.E.

Wyoming rock/metal act Righteous Vendetta has announced a string of fall tour-dates in support of (Hed)P.E. on the "Local Heroes Tour," set to commence in Des Moines, Iowa on November 19th.

The upcoming run with (Hed)P.E. will follow a short stint of November dates with Trapt, beginning next week.

"I can honestly say going on tour with (Hed)P.E. is not something I ever thought I would do; it truly is a dream come true," said vocalist Ryan Hayes. "The same goes for Trapt; we can all say that 'Headstrong' was in fact our middle school anthem growing up!"

Righteous Vendetta is touring in support of its new full-length album "The Fire Inside," which released October 8th, 2013. More...

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Robb Torres Releases Solo EP

The "Something About You Ain't Right" EP by Robb Torres is the first solo release by the seasoned guitarist from Trapt.

Robb Torres takes his musical talents front and center as a singer/songwriter in an 18 1/2 minute, five song EP. The new EP hits streets today, October 30th, 2013 and is available on iTunes. Check out the track “Something About You Ain’t Right" at Soundcloud here. The following press release was also issued:

"The new EP is a brand new take on alternative, combining elements of bluesy rock and roll with sultry lyrics and funky and soulful undertones. Recorded in North Hollywood, CA, Torres collaborated with some of Los Angeles’ best writers and multi-talented musicians to record his first ever EP that is bound to captivate both seasoned fans and new converts alike.

"Considered a master at guitar, Robb Torres, cuts his teeth in music as a behind–the–scenes session guitarist. Since 2008, Robb Torres has written and recorded on multiple acclaimed albums with Trapt, known for their hit song 'Headstrong' from their album of the same title. However, if you’re looking for another Trapt record, you’re in for a surprise. Robb Torres is a seasoned musician with a background in modern and classic rock, blues and jazz, and a certified rock star who has created a riveting new EP filled with catchy hooks and rocking guitar riffs." More...

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Trapt Reveals New Album Details

Los Gatos, California hard rockers Trapt have revealed details regarding the band's upcoming fourth studio album. The album, titled "No Apologies," is set for release on October 12th, 2010 and is to be made available through Eleven Seven Music.

"No Apologies" tracklisting:
1. Sound Off
2. Drama Queen
3. Rope
4. Get Up
5. No Apologies
6. Stranger
7. Beautiful Scar
8. Are You With Me
9. The Wind
10. Overloaded
11. Storyteller
12. Head Up

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CrueFest1: The Movie Special Screening Announced

CrueFest1: The Movie will premiere in select theaters across the U.S. this Thursday, March 19. The movie includes ninety minutes of live footage from CrueFest 1, including behind the scenes footage and show performances from Buckcherry, Sixx A.M., Trapt, Papa Roach, and of course, Motley Crue. More...

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Motley Crue To Release "Crue Fest" DVD Next Month

Motley Crue has announced that they will be releasing a DVD of last year's Crue Fest event on March 24th through Universal. The DVD will include a full concert from Motley Crue recorded at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario aswell as tracks from Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Trapt and Sixx:Am. Crue Fest will be launched again this year with Motley Crue expected to give more details on the tour on March 16th.

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Rock On The Range 2009 Line-Up, Details Revealed

ROCK ON THE RANGE will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009. The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted by performances from some of rock’s biggest artists including Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.

“We try to listen to our fans and they've been saying for years that we should play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.

“We're really excited to play one of America's great rock festivals,” SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on the Range is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been very good to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic. And I personally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone. See you in May!”

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 35 bands. This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’s top artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, Black Stone Cherry, and many more.

This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000 people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in 2008. Event features this year include the addition of a third stage, the Jägermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms--for contest winners--and an expanded vendor village.

In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green” initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans to recycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTR memorabilia and official festival merchandise. ROTR is the first festival to have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component. More information can be found at www.rotrgogreen.com.

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go on sale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office. Two-day ticket packages will start as low as $99.50.

Here's the complete Rock On The Range 2009 lineup: More...

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Bloodsimple and Sevendust To Play Rockfest

The following bands have been confirmed for this year’s Rockfest, which is set to take place on June 7th at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri:


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