The Dirty Heads And Matisyahu Announce Co-headlining Tour
So-Cal alternative rockers The Dirty Heads have announced the initial run for their co-headlining summer tour with Matisyahu. The band will be spreading their signature rock/reggae/hip-hop sound that that is synonymous with its good vibes on this 40 plus city US jaunt beginning in Washington, DC on July 8th. Fans can visit the band’s website and Facebook page for ticket information and the latest updates on additional tour dates. Tickets go on sale beginning May 11th. The band’s long-awaited new album, Cabin By The Sea will be globally released on Five Seven Music on June 19th and can be described as the “ultimate summer soundtrack.” The album features collaborations with fellow tour mate Matisyahu as well as Del the Funky Homosapien, KyMani Marley and Rome.
“Summer’s here and we are starting it off the best possible way I can imagine: by going on a cruise with 311. When we get home from the cruise our album Cabin By The Sea will be released,” said Heads front man Jared “Dirty J” Watson. “We will be heading out on our biggest summer tour yet with Matisyahu, who is also featured on the album. This summer's gonna be hot, fun, insane. We’re planning tail-gate parties before the shows and after show parties at night. It’s just going to be one big party. Hope to see you there - all love!”
The Dirty Heads recently partnered with MTV to premiere the music video for the new album’s lead single “Spread Too Thin" (http://youtu.be/q3JyVmx3ftM). In just 4 weeks, the single is already top 15 on the alternative radio charts and follows 2010’s “Lay Me Down,” which holds the record for most weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart.
The band performed at KROQ’s sold out 20th Annual Weenie Roast y Fiesta in Los Angeles, CA on Cinco de Mayo, which also featured Coldplay, Incubus,Group Love and others.
Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, The Dirty Heads combine an intriguing mix of hip-hop, reggae and alternative rock with a sunny California swagger. The band released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the hit track “Lay Me Down,” a song that spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist. It is a certified gold single. Rolling Stone touted the ‘Heads as one of the year’s best new bands and they were among the first bands featured on YouTube's Raw Session.
The Dirty Heads Tour Dates:
7/8 – Vienna, VA – The Filene Center
7/9 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
7/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/18 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
7/21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues
7/22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
7/23 – Huntington, NY - The Paramount Theatre
7/25 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
7/26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
7/29 – Randall’s Island – Catalpa Festival
7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
8/7 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
8/8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
8/12 – Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Amphitheater
9/6 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Casino; Stir Cove
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