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 17 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
July 23 Mechanicsburg, PA West Shore Hardware
July 24 Cleveland, OH Voinovich Park
July 25 Huntsville, AL Sammy T’s
July 28 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
July 29 Farmington, NM Gator’s
July 30 Tempe, AZ Tempe Marketplace
July 31 Murray, UT Murray Theater
August 1 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
August 2 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
August 6 Horseheads, NY Chemung County Fair
August 7 Louisville, KY 4th Street Live!
August 8 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
August 9 Murfreesboro, TN 527 Main Street
August 13 Tulsa, OK Flytrap
August 14 Harrison, AR Bill Baker Amphitheatre
August 15 Wellington, KS Midwest Rock Fest
August 16 Tyler, TX Click’s
August 19 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
August 20 North Kansas City, MO VooDoo Lounge
August 21 Algona, IA Rock Gone Wild
August 22 Auburn, WA KISW Pain In The Grass
August 26 Maplewood, MN The Rock
August 28 Cincinnati, OH Riverstar Sports & Entertainment Complex
August 29 Middleton, WI Scatz Sports Bar
September 2 Marshfield, WI Central Wisconsin State Fair
September 3 Bethany, MO Northwest Missouri State Fair
September 4 Iowa City, IA First Avenue Club
September 5 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
September 6 South Bend, IN St. Joseph County Fairgrounds
September 10 Evansville, IN Woody’s
September 11 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
October 4 Pomona, CA LA County Fair
October 23 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Interstate Fair

* with Judas Priest