Gas Monkey Live Presents
Make America Rock Again feat. Scott Stapp of Creed
Scott Stapp, Drowning Pool, Sick Puppies, Trapt, Messer
10110 Technology Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75220
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:00 PM (event ends at 9:00 PM)
This event is all ages
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Make America Rock Again
The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour is back for its second annual sojourn, bringing America’s biggest and best hard-rocking party to your backyard! The tour will feature a stellar line-up consisting of lauded Creed vocalist Scott Stapp in the headlining spot (performing Creed hits with his full band), alt-rock giants Sick Puppies, massive heavy rockers Drowning Pool, modern rock royalty Trapt, and metallic rockers Adelitas Way. To be announced soon, select dates will feature special guest performances by more of today’s biggest rock bands.
Between them, these acclaimed artists share two Grammy wins, six Grammy nominations, 25 Top 10- charting hit songs (including seven #1 hits), and 30+ million albums sold!
Scott Stapp’s artistic and personal journey have encompassed all the talent and torment imaginable in scaling to musical success. The founding member of Creed chronicled his questions, his quest for answers, and his dreams from faith to fatherhood in chart topping hits, “My Own Prison”, “Higher”, and “With Arms Wide Open”, which dominated the sonic landscape of the 90s-2000s. His soul- piercing lyrics backed by thundering rock riffs garnered a Grammy Award, and countless other accolades of creativity and chart domination, not to mention legions of fans, who felt a kindred spirit in his honesty. Since his original departure from Creed, Stapp has released two solo albums (The Great Divide, 2005 and Proof of Life, 2013 [#1 on Christian charts]), a revealing memoir (Sinner’s Creed, 2012), and a “rebirthed” Creed album, (Full Circle, 2009). In addition to his thriving solo
career, Stapp is also the lead singer of the new supergroup Art of Anarchy, whose first album with Stapp, The Madness, was released earlier this year.
Giant riffs, crowd moving grooves and monstrous vocals are the tools with which DROWNING POOL build triumph out of tragedy, steadily evolve without compromise, and remain true to their supporters with over a decade’s worth of remarkable fortitude and attitude. HELLELUJAH is absolutely the album their diehard fans demanded and the aggressive heavy rock world at large deserved.
The platinum-plus conquerors from The Lone Star State deliver their heaviest batch of hell raising anthems, each burning with fiery adrenaline destined to light the radio ablaze and ignite crowds into impassioned sing-alongs. Only a few seconds into the album’s first single, “By the Blood,” it’s evident that Hellelujah is the most aggressive, ambitious, and truly definitive Drowning Pool album since Sinner, the platinum platter that gave the world Top 20 rock radio hit “Tear Away” and the massively successful “Bodies.”
It doesn’t get more brazenly defiant than Drowning Pool Hellelujah bangers like “We Are the Devil,” “Goddamn Vultures,” or “Push”: forward thinking modern rock anthems incorporating classic elements of brutal grooves with melodic power that never once sounds weak. C.J. Pierce’s guitar work is devastatingly crunchy yet dynamically colorful, locking in perfect sync with the charging rhythms of fellow cofounders Stevie Benton on bass and Mike Luce on drums, as Jasen Moreno’s vocals forge venom and bile into hooks.
Drowning Pool have scorched the stage alongside a who’s-who of genre legends, upstarts and everything else on the spectrum, including Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, System Of A Down, Kiss, Korn, Sevendust, Seether, Hellyeah, P.O.D., Five Finger Death Punch, Black Label Society and stints on Ozzfest with Metallica, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson.
Each of Drowning Pool’s last three albums debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart, cementing the legacy established by their legendary platinum debut, Sinner, which the band celebrated with a 13-year anniversary special edition and tour. Moreno’s massive pipes enabled him to quickly master Drowning Pool’s dense catalog when he became the band’s frontman in 2012. From his reverent delivery of the late Dave Williams mosh-pit ready lyrics in the ubiquitous signature hit “Bodies” to his powerful take on Top 5 Active Rock hits like “Step Up” from Desensitized (2004), “37 Stitches” from Full Circle (2007), and “Feel Like I Do” from their self-titled album (2010). As Revolver Magazine noted in their detailed review of Resilience (2013): “Drowning Pool continue to produce consistently killer albums with an unmistakable sound.”
Hellelujah (2016) is unfiltered and uncompromising, representing a band free to say, play, and do what they please, thanks to the unending support of their fans. Their shared loyalty, drive, and passion resulted in what Moreno describes as a “bad attitude record,” an album that pulls no punches with inspired confrontation. Producer Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium, Demon Hunter) was the perfect man to capture the blend of metallic roots and instantly memorable choruses, riffs, and wickedly upfront lyrical assaults.
Drowning Pool songs conjure emotions that deeply connect with those who persevere against the odds and sacrifice to survive, whether it’s a military soldier serving overseas, or a blue-collar family trying to make ends meet. Their music transcends boundaries of race, class and lifestyle as well, resonating with people from all walks of life who look to music to get them through life’s challenges. The band’s Texas-sized crunch and gregarious, charismatic personalities catapulted them to platinum status and hard rock royalty in the early 2000s alongside contemporaries like Disturbed, Godsmack, and Slipknot. They’ve toured with Ozzy Osbourne. They regularly perform for U.S. Troops, traveling as far as the war zones of the Middle East to the outposts of Southeast Asia. They personally encouraged then-Senator Barack Obama to push through the Lane Evans Health Act, which improved healthcare for veterans.
Big sonic slabs of muscular power with a taste of the dark melodies of post-grunge remain Drowning Pool’s stock and trade. Their music is an unapologetic celebration of life’s joy and pain, able to swiftly maneuver between defiant declarations of resistance. Each distinctive era of the band’s history is represented onstage, where the band bashes through an arsenal of anthems all delivered with precision strength. The Hellelujah songs (with more contributions from all four members than ever) pulse with the power of all that’s come before and a reinvigorated hunger for the future. Drowning Pool celebrate the past while firmly focused on the present, coalescing into a brightly lit artistic future.
Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Sydney (Australia).
The band was formed by singer/lead guitarist Shimon Moore and bassist Emma Anzai in the music room of Mosman High School in 1997. The band, co-founded in 1999 by Moore and Anzai while still in high school, signed to Paul Stepanek Management, soon after they rounded out their line up by adding Orange County, California-bred drummer Mark Goodwin, who they met through a classified ad following their move to LA in 2006. Soon after, they signed to Paul Palmer’s indie label through Virgin Records. Later members included Chris Mileski (initial drummer) and Mark Goodwin (present drummer).
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.
Music that blurs the line between nostalgia and modern art, leaving the listener with a sound that is familiar but also NEW and ADDICTIVE.
LIMITED $15 (GA) Gas Monkey Pre Sale Starting 6/7 at 8AM!
$26 Advance/ $30 Day of Show/ $55 Premier Red Room/ $250 Premier Tables/ $750 Premier Cabanas
LIMITED $75 BBQ Meet & Greet Hang Out Add On Includes:
- (1) Wrist Band
- Exclusive Hang Out with Members From Every Band On Tour & some of our Famous Monkeys from Gas Monkey Garage.
- (1) BBQ Meal Ticket
- Meet and Greet will be from 3:30PM-4:30PM
*NOTE THIS IS AN ADD ON ONLY! MUST PURCHASE A TICKET FOR THE SHOW (GA, VIP, VIP Tables, VIP Cabana Experience) TO RECEIVE ENTRY FOR MEET & GREET HANG OUT. If purchasing a VIP Table OR VIP Cabana Experience, everyone in the party must purchase a Meet & Greet Hang Out Add On INDIVIDUALLY.