Art of Anarchy's Scott Stapp will revert back to his solo status later this year when he heads up the second annual "Make America Rock Again" tour. The trek is coming back for a second year, and Stapp will be joined on the run by Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool, Trapt and Adelitas Way.

“I’m excited to headline Make America Rock Again,” said Stapp. “We've got a great lineup that I'm looking forward to touring with. It's going to be a great summer of rock’n’roll for the bands and the fans.”

Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies adds, "Can't wait to hit the stage with our good friends for the Make America Rock Again tour, we're pumped and ready to go! See ya out there." Drowning Pool state, "We can't wait to return to the road and Make American Rock Again. Last year's dates were a blast, but pound-for-pound this year looks to be even bigger and better and is sure to be a don't-miss experience. Drowning Pool and Scott Stapp were labelmates early in our careers, and it will be great to finally tour with him, our friends in Sick Puppies and Trapt, and our new friends in Adelitas Way. Together, we will... (wait for it)... (keep waiting)... MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN! Can't wait to see everyone on the road!"

Meanwhile, Trapt's Chris Taylor Brown says, "Last year's Make American Rock again tour was epic, and the line-up we got this year is going to be even more epic! Can't wait to rock for all our fans again this summer. Get ready for the best night of your life," and Adelitas Way's Rick DeJesus continues, "We love to rock and we love America, so this tour makes sense for us! We are ready to put on electric sets every night of this tour and set the tone for the amazing night music fans will have."

 

The tour is a late summer one for all of the acts, with the start date coming Aug. 4 at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, S.D. In total, the trek is expected to hit around 40 markets, with the lineup changing at times depending on the market. Certain dates on the tour will also include pre-show barbecue opportunities, as well as artist meet-and-greets.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday (June 2), with ticketing information and additional tour date info being made available at the Make America Rock Again tour website. The initial tour dates are listed below with the full bill expected to perform except where noted.

Before the "Make America Rock Again" tour, Scott Stapp will be playing his own solo dates. See his current touring schedule here.

Initial 2017 "Make America Rock Again" Tour Dates

8/4 -- Sturgis, S.D. @ Buffalo Chip (Drowning Pool and Trapt)
8/9 -- Omaha, Neb. @ Ralston Arena (featuring Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool and Trapt)
8/15 -- Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live
8/17 -- Lafayette, La. @ Festival International Stage
8/18 -- Edinburg, Texas @ HEB Park
8/19 -- Austin, Texas @ Bat Fest (featuring Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies, Trapt and Adelitas Way)
8/20 -- Houston, Texas @ The Pub Fountains
8/24 -- Sylvania, Ohio @ Centennial Terrace
8/25 -- Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave (featuring Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool and Adelitas Way)
8/26 -- Island Lake, Ill. @ Bands in the Sand
8/27 -- Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater
8/29 -- Dewey Beach, Del. @ Bottle & Cork (featuring Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies and Trapt)
8/31 -- Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theatre
9/1 -- Wellmont, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
9/3 -- Presque Isle, Maine @ The Forum
9/8 -- Fayetteville, N.C. @ Crown Complex
9/9 -- Lynchburg, Va. @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest (as part of full festival)

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