By Sherri Crawford | Slated to drop a new album this fall, platinum selling band Trapt recently kicked off their mid-summer/fall tour – but not without giving fans a taste of the coming effort first.
The band released the single “Passenger,” which the hard rock/nu metal outfit says embodies the more progressive sounding side of the band. Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown explains that “Passenger’s” message reminds us to look within ourselves for what we need.
“Always looking to someone else to ‘get you there’ will never get you anywhere, as only the individual knows what is best for them,” says Brown. “We have all been a ‘Passenger’ at some point or another, because it’s easy to feel lost. Just know that everyone else feels this way too, even when they say they know where they are going.”
He continues by adding, “what separates each and every one of us, is whether or not we have the strength to actually take the wheel and put our lives into our own hands, even when we are lost. Especially when we are lost! It’s the only way to find out who we really are.”
The song will be featured on the band’s forthcoming, sixth studio album DNA. Meanwhile, Trapt’s last album was The Acoustic Collection, an unplugged version of 13 of their tracks, dropped last fall.
As for the current tour, Trapt hit the road earlier this month with the “Life In Your Own Hands” tour. Heavy rockers Sons of Texas are also on the bill – see the full schedule of dates below.
Fans that buy tickets to the “Life In Your Own Hands” tour receive the “Passenger” single for free. (See the lyric video for “Passenger” above.) Tickets are available here.
TRAPT U.S. Tour Dates w/ Sons Of Texas:
7/15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
7/17 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ The Cubby Bear – No Sons of Texas
7/19 – Fridley, MN @ Pickle Park
7/23 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
7/24 – Sharon, PA @ Quaker Steak and Lube
7/25 – Syracuse, NY @ WKRL K-ROCKATHON
7/26 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
7/27 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Night Club
7/29 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
7/30 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/2 – Columbus, GA @ Sports Page
8/4 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
8/5 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
8/6 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room (Revolution Music Room)
8/7 – Springfield, MA @ The Outland Ballroom
8/8 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
8/11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Ballroom
8/14 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
9/12 – Shreveport, LA @ XFest – Off Date – No Sons of Texas
For more rock music news and interviews, subscribe to entertainment writer and concert photographer Sherri ‘So Very’ Crawford by hitting the button below.