Miami, Florida based Hard Rock band GEARS have announced that they’ll be hitting the road with TRAPT for a 15 date run beginning July 16th at The Publik House in Tupelo, MS and winding up August 2nd at The Metal Grille in Cudahy, WI.
We’re really excited to have the opportunity to support Trapt on their upcoming tour. It was so very cool of them to invite us out and we’re extremely grateful. Can’t wait to see everyone at the shows! – Jimmy Wooten
07/16 @The Publik House – Tupelo, MS
07/17 @ Ynots – Huntsville, AL
07/19 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN
07/20 @Patton-Crosswhite VFW Post 6975 – Johnson City, TN
07/21 @ Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
07/22 @ V Club – Huntington, WV
07/23 @ Pierce Stadium – Providence, RI
07/24 @ Chicago Sam’s – Cromwell, CT
07/27 @ Pearl St. – Springfield, MA
07/28 @ Sawyers – Harrison, PA
07/30 @ Fingerlake Mall Event Center – Syracuse, NY
07/31 @ Outpost – Kent, OH
08/01 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
08/02 @ The Metal Grille – Cudahy, WI
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Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.
In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (Evanescence,Seether, Dark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Ethan Vega and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with a tour anticipated in January 2016.
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School chums Chris Brown and Peter Charell absorbed the heavy rock sound of Korn, Soundgarden, and Metallica during the mid-’90s. Both were music geeks and naturally flirted with the idea of getting a group together. Casual gigs in school motivated them even more, leaving Brown and Charell to design what would become Trapt. In 1997, fellow guitarist Simon Ormandy joined the band. The trio recorded its own demo and landed gigs in and around the suburbs of southern California. Within a year, Trapt were opening up for the likes of Papa Roach, Dredg, and Spike 1000, but high-school graduation loomed ahead.
Each member eventually dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles to focus solely on Trapt. Seattle native Aaron Montgomery joined to play drums, and after a 9/11 benefit show, Warner Bros. offered the band a deal in late 2001. A year later, Trapt prepared their proper debut, and a self-titled EP appeared in spring 2004. The band returned in 2005 with Someone in Control. A live album released in 2007 — simply titled Live — was their first for Nikki Sixx’s Eleven Seven label. A year later they teamed with producer GGGarth Richardson for their third studio album, Only Through the Pain. For their fourth album, the band went into the studio with producer Johnny K, and in 2010 released No Apologies. For their next album the band expanded their sound by adding synthesizers and samples, making their fifth album, Reborn, their most ambitious album to date.