Wes Scantlin Reportedly Six Months Sober, Puddle of Mudd Announce Tour With Saliva + Tantric
This August will see the launch of 'The Resurrection Tour' featuring Puddle of Mudd and Saliva topping a lineup that also includes Tantric, Shallow Side Flesh and, providing support on certain dates, Soil and The Veer Union. The trek kicks off Aug. 2 in Maplewood, Minn. at Myth and winds around the country before ending up in Kansas City, Mo. at Crossroads on Sept. 8. A full list of dates can be seen below.
The tour is aptly named as most of the bands on the bill are in the midst of attempting some sort of revival, beginning with Puddle of Mudd, who have seen frontman Wes Scantlin face multiple personal issues which affected the band and cause him troubles with the law. The singer has canceled multiple shows mid-set, was in a standoff with 30 police officers, was arrested for skipping a court date, got a visit from the bomb squad and was arrested for attempting to board a plane with a BB gun all within recent years. It was recently revealed however that he headed into rehab, which appears to have worked.
"Wes has been doing great," Saliva responded on their official Facebook page in response to fans posting about Scantlin's problems. "We played with him in Tampa in March. He's been sober on the road for over 6 months."
Saliva have been working through their own struggles, mainly to do with a lineup that has seen a fair share of changes over the years. Frontman Josey Scott left the band to pursue a career in Christian music in 2011 and was replaced by Bobby Amaru the following year. Recent shake-ups have included longtime drummer Paul Crosby departing in March and bassist Brad Stewart leaving last month.
Similarly, Tantric, which was initially comprised of the instrumentalists from Days of the New with Hugo Ferreira at the mic, now sees the singer their sole original member. The recently announced new album, Mercury Retrograde, has been completed.
For additional dates and show info on 'The Resurrection Tour,' head to this location, which promises more content, links and dates to be added weekly.
Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Tantric 2018 U.S. Tour Dates
08/02 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth
08/05 – Lisle, IL @ Basecamp
08/08 – Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
08/09 – Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works
08/10 – Flint, MI @ Dort Federal Event Center* (Loudwire Live Festival w/ Seether, Theory of a Deadman, 10 Years, and RED)
08/12 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
08/14 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
08/16 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre
08/25 – Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel PAC
08/30 – Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera House
09/01 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
09/02 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Main Street Station
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
*Saliva, Tantric, Shallow Side Flesh are not on this show
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