After health problems kept them off the road earlier this year, hard rock group Saliva is hitting the road this summer for about eight...

After health problems kept them off the road earlier this year, hard rock group Saliva is hitting the road this summer for about eight solid weeks plus other scattered dates. The band’s calendar picks up with a July 17 show at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, and continues on and off through October 23 at the Pensacola State Fair in Pensacola, FL.

The 34-date itinerary will hit markets from coast to coast across the U.S. Highlights include a July 30 concert at Tempe Marketplace in Tempe, AZ, an August 2 performance at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV, an August 19 gig at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO, and a September 4 set at First Avenue Club in Iowa City, IA.

In addition to Saliva’s headline plans, the band will also make appearances at various fairs and festivals through the summer and into the fall. Some of those special commitments include a supporting date for Judas Priest on August 1 sat Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA, an August 15 set at Midwest Rock Fest in Wellington, KS, and an October 4 performance at the LA County Fair in Pomona, CA.

Saliva is touring behind its sixth studio album and fifth on Island Records, “Cinco Diablo,” released in December 2008. The effort was the band’s lowest charting effort to date, only reaching a peak of No. 104 on the Billboard 200.


The summer dates are some of the first for Saliva since lead singer Josey Scott underwent emergency surgery earlier this year to repair a hemorrhaged ulcer. During his initial hospitalization, Saliva cancelled two weeks of scheduled performances on the 2009 SnoCore Tour, which the band was due to co-headline with Static-X.

When Scott’s recovery took longer than expected the band looked into replacement singers, temporarily tapping friend and fellow musician Walt Lafty to step in. However, Saliva ultimately made the decision not to appear at all, and SnoCore went on with sole headliner Static-X and support from Burn Halo and The Flood.

Saliva itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

July 17Cadott, WIRock Fest
July 23Mechanicsburg, PAWest Shore Hardware
July 24Cleveland, OHVoinovich Park
July 25Huntsville, ALSammy T’s
July 28Colorado Springs, COBlack Sheep
July 29Farmington, NMGator’s
July 30Tempe, AZTempe Marketplace
July 31Murray, UTMurray Theater
August 1Wheatland, CASleep Train Amphitheatre *
August 2Las Vegas, NVHouse Of Blues
August 6Horseheads, NYChemung County Fair
August 7Louisville, KY4th Street Live!
August 8Greenville, SCThe Handlebar
August 9Murfreesboro, TN527 Main Street
August 13Tulsa, OKFlytrap
August 14Harrison, ARBill Baker Amphitheatre
August 15Wellington, KSMidwest Rock Fest
August 16Tyler, TXClick’s
August 19Columbia, MOThe Blue Note
August 20North Kansas City, MOVooDoo Lounge
August 21Algona, IARock Gone Wild
August 22Auburn, WAKISW Pain In The Grass
August 26Maplewood, MNThe Rock
August 28Cincinnati, OHRiverstar Sports & Entertainment Complex
August 29Middleton, WIScatz Sports Bar
September 2Marshfield, WICentral Wisconsin State Fair
September 3Bethany, MONorthwest Missouri State Fair
September 4Iowa City, IAFirst Avenue Club
September 5Flint, MIThe Machine Shop
September 6South Bend, INSt. Joseph County Fairgrounds
September 10Evansville, INWoody’s
September 11Libertyville, ILAustin’s Fuel Room
October 4Pomona, CALA County Fair
October 23Pensacola, FLPensacola Interstate Fair

* with Judas Priest

Last Updated on July 10, 2009 by By Allison Reitz