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.
(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