They may not claim they can make America “great” again, but they do insist they can make it rock: Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones and Tantric — in other words, a lot of one-and-two-hit rock radio wonders — are all piling in a van and heading out on the “Make America Rock Again!” tour. The trek kicks off on August 6th in El Paso, Texas, and ends on October 7th in Dodge City, Kansas, hopefully Donald Trump finds out they’re trying to get his message out there and embraces the endorsement.
- None of the bands on the bill have had a song on the charts in some time or, with the exception of Alien Ant Farm and Crazy Town, have released an album within the past two years.
- The band with the most original members on any given day gets to headline that night’s show.
- Following the end of the tour, all seven acts will go back to . . . whatever they were doing before someone dreamed this bill up.
- Confirmed “Make America Rock Again!” dates (highly subject to change):
August 6 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Amphitheater
August 8 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
August 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
August 10 – Houston, TX – Pub Fountains
August 14 – Detroit, MI – Chene Park Amphitheater
August 16 – Dubuque, IA – 5 Flags
August 17 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
August 18 – Valentine, NE – Rosebud Casino
August 19 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
August 20 – Tooele, UT – The Amphitheater at Studio Ranch
August 21 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
August 25 – Lewiston, ID – Boomerz (no Saliva/Saving Abel/Crazy Town/12 Stones)
August 26 – Everett, WA – Tony V’s Garage (no Saliva/Saving Abel/Crazy Town/12 Stones)
August 27 – Central Point, OR – Expo Amphitheater (feat. Fuel) (no Saliva/Saving Abel/Crazy Town/12 Stones)
September 1 – San Diego, CA – Sycaun Casino
September 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena
September 7 – DeKalb, IL – NIU Convocation Center
September 8 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works
September 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
September 10 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center
September 11 – Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
September 12 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center
September 14 – New York, NY – Melrose Ballroom
September 16 – Big Flats, NY – Tags Summerstage
September 17 – Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
September 18 – Brockton, MA – Campanelli Stadium
September 20 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
September 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
September 22 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
September 29 – Fort Meyers, FL – The Ranch
September 30 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
October 1 – Orlando, FL – Apopka Amphitheater
October 2 – Tampa, FL – Courtyard at Cuban Club
October 7 – Dodge City, KS – United Wireless Arena
- Okay, we know these bands all had their moment, but is this a show you want to see?
- Is this some kind of weird classic rock nostalgia tour, except from 10-15 years ago?
- Which of these acts do you remember the most or liked the most?
INTERNET COMMENTS at The PRP — agree or not? Salty or not?
Abraham wrote: “All towns which will be voting Trump…”
BrailleDecibel wrote: “As someone who lives about 50 miles away from Lewiston, ID, you are right on the money with this. I really need to move.”
Bleak Dusk wrote: “This has to be one of the worst tours ever.”
Star_AD wrote: “Saliva?? Lol didn’t even realize most of these bands were still around.”