Thursday, September 10, 2009

Win Tickets to Cold/Taproot Tour

Ok, here's the deal. There are way too many ways to try to give updates from the road. Between Myspace, Facebook, Twitter - it's become quite a large job. The easiest one for me to do from the road is's quick, easy, and I can do it right from my phone. As an incentive to get people to move to Twitter for their Taproot updates, I'm doing a "Caption this Photo" Contest.

Here's how it's going to work. First, you will need a Twitter account. Go to and follow the simple instructions for creating an account. Then you need to find us on Twitter and follow us. We're at I will upload a photo to Twitter followed by three asterisks (***) and you will re-tweet the photo with your caption. Funny captions are what we're looking for, don't just state what's in the photo. Be creative. The winning caption wins a spot on our guestlist +1 for the show of their choosing. Simple and easy. Winner will be decided by our crew, so complain to them if yours doesn't win. If you don't know what "follow" or "re-tweet" means, read up on it at It's really simple to the point of idiocy, where you'll be like "Why do people do this?" I'll tell you why: because it's easy. Any questions feel free to ask, I may have left something out, it's been a crazy day as you'll see when you go to our Twitter account. Photos I upload without the *** have nothing to do with the contest and will simply be for your enjoyment...altho feel free to comment a caption on those too.

Maximum of TWO entries per person per photo. I don't want a bunch of captions from someone with way too much time on their hands. I want you to think it through and come up with something good. Quality over Quantity. Sometime in the next 12 to 24 hours or so after I post my pic, I will then repost the photo with the winning caption, at which point the contest for that photo is over and no more entries will be accepted until I upload the next photo and everyone can try again. Good luck!

If we're not playing in your area, which I've read a bunch of you complaining about, feel free to participate, but you won't win any prizes, sorry!

I apologize for those of you that swore to never Twitter or Tweet (as I once did) but like I said, it helps for quick and easy updates.

Winners will be notified via direct messages on Twitter, so if you enter the contest and your show is coming up, be sure to check your Twitter account to see if you won.

Get on Twitter soon, first photo will be uploaded shortly.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Heading out for Tour

Gearing up for the Take It Tour.
Taproot are doing three warm up shows this weekend on the East Coast in New Haven, CT, Lowell, MA, and Portland, ME. They're going to be trying out some new material before the tour officially starts in Cleveland, OH on Mar. 19th.
If you're in the area be sure to come to the shows, you may hear some songs you've never heard live from them before!

For the Take It Tour they are taking out two great bands you need to see and hear, Dear Enemy and Adakain.
You can check out the promo video on featuring all three bands, and even download FREE music there, with a bonus unreleased track from Taproot. Taproot are taking these bands under their wing and really want to help them break out because they are two amazing bands that everyone needs to know about. Any fan of Taproot's should be open-minded enough to appreciate what they are doing.
Come see The Take It Tour and enjoy the show! -PhillyTR

March 12 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
March 13 Lowell, MA The Lowell Brewery
March 14 Portland, ME The Station

The Take It Tour w/Dear Enemy and Adakain

March 19 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
March 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
March 21 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
March 22 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasants
March 24 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub
March 26 Edelstein, IL The Hub Ballroom
March 27 Wichita, KS Club Fuzion
March 28 Fayetteville, AR Froggy's
April 2 Harker Heights, TX The Music Vault
April 3 San Antonio, TX Club Rio
April 4 Baytown, TX Foozies
April 5 Dallas, TX Skillman Street Pub
April 8 Lubbock, TX Jake's Back Room
April 9 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
April 10 El Paso, TX Chic's
April 11 Tempe, AZ The Club House
April 14 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
April 16 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel - Wasted Space
April 19 Modesto, CA The Fat Cat Music House and Lounge
April 22 Seattle, WA El Corazón
April 25 Billings, MT FOE
April 27 Maplewood, MN The Rock
April 29 Waterloo, IA Reverb Rock Garden
April 30 Jasper, IN Calumet Lake Pavilion.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tour Dates On Sale Now!

New tour dates are now on sale! Check below:

Jan 29 - Toledo, OH - The Pool Room | On-Sale Now
Jan 30 - Lima, OH - Harry's Hideaway | On-Sale Now
Jan 31 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock (John Smith Cancer Benefit) | On-Sale Now
Feb 6 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop | On-Sale Now
Feb 7 - Chesterfield, MI - New York New York | On-Sale Now

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tour Update

hello all, just checking in with an update. we all had a blast on the last little run of the tour. we seem to bring the "bad" weather wherever we go so that proved to be trying as far as the drives and such. but all in all fun times were had by all. after a short holiday break spent at home we packed up again for what turned out to be a glorious 25 hour drive down here to fort meyers, florida (ouch). tonight will be the first night of this little run and we expect nothing but good things. the first few shows are with sevendust, then with allyria, and finally with dear enemy. all great guys and we look forward to our time spent with them. there should be another little "tour diary" video going up over at very soon. everybody thank phil for putting these together. it has been fun documenting our times. hope you enjoy them... well, thats about it for now. have a wonderful and safe new years and we hope to see you out at a show soon. take care all. - mike

Friday, December 19, 2008

Lima Show Postponed

Due to extreme weather, we won't be able to make it to tonight’s show
in Lima. The show is postponed and will now be on January 30.

We’re very sorry for the change of plans, but we look forward to seeing you all then!

Happy holidays


Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Day in the Life - Exclusive Videos from CageRattle

CageRattle has just posted an exclusive, two-part series that brings you into a typical day of our lives on the road. Follow us around for load-in, hang-out time, an in-store performance, a meet-n-greet, and finally our performance. You'll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what a day on the road is really like for Taproot.

Click here to check out both videos!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tour Banner Winner

Congratulations to Erinicus from Rhode Island! She submitted the winning screenshot for the Taproot Tour Banner Challenge.

For her support of the band she will receive a signed Taproot drumhead!

Thanks also to everyone else who participated, you're really doing a great job spreading the word! Keep it up and stay close for more chances to promote Taproot...