Puddle Of Mudd, Saliva and Tantric will launch “The Resurrection Tour” on August 2nd in Maplewood, Minnesota, winding through the country until the trek comes to an end on September 8th in Kansas City, Missouri. The tour’s name is appropriate as most of the bands on the bill, which will include Soil and The Veer Union on selected dates, are attempting to make comebacks of one sort of another.
The most notable is Puddle Of Mudd, whose frontman Wes Scantlin is said to now be six months sober after a period of several years in which he abandoned multiple shows mid-set, got into a standoff with 30 police officers, was arrested for skipping a court date, was arrested for attempting to board a plane with a BB gun and was arrested for trying to vandalize his own foreclosed house. Scantlin reportedly went into rehab earlier this year.
A post on Saliva’s Facebook page said about Scantlin, “Wes has been doing great. We played with him in Tampa in March. He’s been sober on the road for over six months.”
Saliva itself has been through numerous personnel changes over the past several years, with singer Josey Scott exiting in 2011, drummer Paul Crosby departing this past March and bassist Brad Stewart leaving last month.
Tantric has also gone through multiple upheavals since the band’s heyday, with singer Hugo Ferreira now the only original member in the group.
Newly announced “Resurrection Tour” dates (subject to change):
August 2 – Maplewood, MN – Myth
August 5 – Lisle, IL – Basecamp
August 8 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
August 9 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works
August 12 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
August 14 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
August 16 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
August 25 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel PAC
August 30 – Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
September 1 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
September 2 – Daytona Beach, FL – Main Street Station
September 8 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads