Saliva and Drowning Pool Coming To First Avenue 10/3


The SNAFU Le Tour 2023 featuring Saliva and Drowning Pool will be stopping by First Avenue on October 3rd.

After acquiring frontman Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit. The same energy launched Saliva’s career in 2001 with the release, Every Six Seconds – a certified Double Platinum-selling album, containing the hits, “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy-nominated, “Your Disease.” Saliva’s in-your-face, anthemic writing style continued with a certified Gold-selling album Back Into Your System, with hits: “Always,” “Raise Up,” and the Nikki Sixx co-written, “Rest In Pieces.”*

Saliva will continue to release tracks and ultimately a full album in Spring of 2023. The new music has a contemporary feel but sticks to the blue collar roots that their fans love.

Saliva is Brad Stewart (bass), Wayne Swinny (guitar), Sammi Jo Bishop (drums), and Bobby Amaru (vocals).

It’s official: Ryan McCombs is returning as the frontman for Drowning Pool. McCombs fronted Chicago hard rockers Soil from 1997 through 2004, after which he joined Drowning Pool. During that time they issued two studio albums, 2008’s Full Circle and 2010’s Drowning Pool, as well as 2009’s gold-certified Loudest Common Denominator live effort. They also produced three Top 5 singles: “37 Stitches,” “Feel Like I Do” and “Turn So Cold.” After parting ways with Drowning Pool in 2011, he hooked back up with Soil, and has been with the band since.

McCombs remains the frontman of Soil, and will perform with both bands moving forward.

Said McCombs, “When I stepped away from music back in 2004, I only got back into the mix because it was with [Drowning Pool members] C.J., Stephen, and Mike, and because it was also a way for me to be a small part of keeping their music with Dave [late Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams] alive. Just being back in the same room together after so many years, gearing up for these shows, was a quick reminder as to why I considered them to be my best friends in the business back in the day. As everyone living life can attest to, sometimes our days can get messy – but in the words of one Dave Williams, ‘Everything happens for reasons, I just don’t know…’ Some of the greatest moments in my career came about as a member of DP and I’m really thankful for the opportunity to perform with them once again.”

Added drummer Mike Luce, “I’m very happy that Soil and Drowning Pool are in a spot now where we not only co-exist, but are close enough as friends to move forward together. We support and respect each other enough for us to make sure they can keep doing what they do, and for them to allow us to revisit a bunch of these cool tunes we played a decade-plus ago, with the singer who we viewed as the archetype after Dave passed. We can’t wait to get onstage together again and see where this leads.”

“It’s exciting as hell having Ryan McCombs rocking out with us again,” said guitarist C.J. Pierce. “It’s been 13 years since the last time we were in a rehearsal room together, and from the second we hit that first note it was like we never skipped a beat. I’ve never felt such a connection as musicians, true friends, and family as I do with Mike, Stevie, and Ryan. I can’t wait to share the stage together again.”

“Never say never,” said bassist Stevie Benton. “It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years since we shared a stage with Ryan. I think, deep down, we always knew this reunion would happen.”

Adelitas Way and Any Given Sin will be opening up the show so get there early!

Tickets are still available HERE!