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Trapt

An Acoustic Evening with

Trapt

Smile Empty Soul

Tue, May 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$18 (Advance) / $20 (Day of Show)

This event is 18 and over

An All-Seated Show / No Assigned Seats - First-Come, First-Seated  /  Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

Trapt
Trapt
Trapt is an alternative band from Los Gatos, California. The band formed in 1995, after meeting in high school, with members: Chris Taylor Brown (vocalist), Simon Ormandy (guitarist), Peter Charrell (bassist) and David Stege (drummer) and recorded the albums 'Amalgamation' and 'Glimpse' to sell at local shows. After several rehearsal absences and negative feedback the band decided to let David go. While attempting to find a suitable replacement, the band signed to Warner Bros. Records and began recording their debut self-titled album. The band enlisted Robin Diaz, to perform drums on the record, and in turn Robin, helped the band find their permanent drummer, Aaron Montgomery.

On November 22nd, 2002, the band released Trapt, along with the single "Headstrong". "Headstrong" became a fantastic hit, reaching #1 on alternative charts and #16 on pop. Follow-up singles "Still Frame" and "Echo" (with a video featuring Michelle Trachtenberg) did respectably, although they never reached the heights of "Headstrong". "Headstrong" became the official theme song of WWE Bad Blood for June 2003. Trapt eventually hit platinum. After more than one year an EP followed on March 30th, 2004, that included a new song called "Promise" along with live versions of "Made Of Glass" and "Echo".

On September 13th, 2005, the band released their sophomore album "Someone In Control" along with the single "Stand Up". "Stand Up" failed to do as well as any of their previous singles, although it still made an excellent run on active rock stations. "Waiting" and "Disconnected (Out Of Touch)", were also released as singles, and have yet to repeat the success of any of Trapt's self-titled radio hits. The band spent the first half of 2006 co-headlining with Shinedown as part of the Equinox Tour.

A live album was released in September, 2007, containing live tracks from both previous albums with new studio tracks "Stay Alive" and "Everything to Lose".

Trapt hit the studio in July 2007 to begin recording their 3rd album, which was released on 5th August 2008 named "Only Through the Pain…".

Trapt announced in late fall/early winter 2009 they were working on a new album for summer or fall release in 2010. On July 20, 2010, Trapt released their first single "Sound Off," for the upcoming album "No Apologies," due out in stores October 12, 2010. Updates, along with an EPK, for the upcoming album is available on their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (official trapt) accounts.
Smile Empty Soul
Smile Empty Soul
Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Saliva, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace

Smile Empty Soul was a heavy alternative trio formed while its three members were still in Santa Clarita, California high schools in 1998.  Led by singer/guitarist Sean Danielson, the band also included drummer Derek Gledhill and bassist Ryan Martin.  After honing their sound with numerous hometown gigs, Smile Empty Soul began venturing to the Sunset Strip, and eventually passed a demo to Todd Parker of the LA indie ThroBack.  That exposure led to a deal with Jason Flom’s Lava imprint, which was expanding in the wake of early signee Kid Rock’s white-hot success.  The trio hooked up with producer John Lewis Parker, who was at the helm for their self-titled debut, issued by Lava in May 2003.  With its screeching guitars and Danielson’s rage-filled vocals, the album was indebted to the alternative sounds of early 90’s. Their latest release in September of this year is “False Alarm” a single from their upcoming album “Chemicals”, it’s been described as a rock n roll lullaby worth the listen.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/