Hard rock quartet Trapt is currently on the road with Mötley Crüe’s Crüe Fest, but when that journey ends on August 31, the band will launch directly into a string of headlining dates. The new 17-city venture begins September 3 in West Springfield, VA, and wraps September 27 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The tour is mostly comprised of Midwest and West Coast dates, with East Coast engagements limited to the opening show and successive Maryland and South Carolina performances. Trapt will have an extended stay in Texas, as the group has Lone Star State gigs on the books for September 7-10 in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Pharr.

The alternative metal band is touring in support of its third studio album, “Only Through the Pain,” released August 5. The record is a follow-up to 2005’s “Someone in Control,” which peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. charts and is certified Gold. “Pain” debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200, and was ranked at No. 5 on iTunes’ charts.

Trapt formed in Los Gatos, CA, in 1997, but didn’t make their studio debut until 2002’s eponymous album, which is now certified Platinum in the U.S. In addition to the current Crüe Fest tour with Mötley Crüe and Buckcherry, the band has also toured with Nickelback and Chevelle in the past.

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Trapt itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 3 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
September 4 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
September 5 Columbia, SC Headliner’s
September 7 Houston, TX Scout Bar
September 8 Dallas, TX The Loft
September 9 San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
September 10 Pharr, TX Graham Central Station
September 12 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
September 13 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 14 Louisville, KY Waterfront Park / The Great Lawn
September 18 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
September 21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
September 22 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
September 24 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
September 25 Santa Rosa, CA Last Day Saloonz
September 26 Pomona, CA The Glass House
September 27 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater