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311 and Dirty Heads Join Forces For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

311 and Dirty Heads Join Forces For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

311 and Dirty Heads will join forces to bring their hybrid alternative sound and good vibes to amphitheaters nationwide this summer. Special guests The Interrupters will join on select dates, with their top #3 alternative hit single “She’s Kerosene.” Destined to be a great night of alt rock / reggae / and hip-hop stylings, the 29-date tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off July 2nd and run through August 20th. Dreamers and Bikini Trill will also join the tour as support. Full itinerary below.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22nd at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 19th at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, March 21st at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Artist presales will also be available beginning Tuesday, March 19th.

Today being 311 Day (3/11), 311 will have their feature film ‘Enlarged to Show Detail 3’ in 240 cinemas nationwide (311inCinemas.com), plus the band announced today that their new album, due out this summer, is now available for pre-order at 311.com (digital, cd, vinyl and autographed bundles) – plus each order gets a summer tour ticket code to access a first chance to buy tickets and VIP packages for the tour. 311 just returned from their 6th sold out Caribbean Cruise to Belize with 3,000 dedicated fans from all 50 U.S. States & 9 countries.

Dirty Heads will be unveiling the details of their exclusive VIP packages on their Facebook page on March 11th as well. Additionally, Dirty Heads are in the studio with four-time Grammy® winning producer Dave Cobb putting the final touches on the band’s next musical offering, their seventh full-length studio album. Further details and information will be released shortly along with a street date.

Dirty Heads and 311 have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. www.plus1.org 

311 and DIRTY HEADS 2019 Tour Dates:

Tue Jul 02 Dayton, OH The Rose Music Center at The Heights*+
Fri Jul 05 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
Sat July 06 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Sun Jul 07 Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park*+
Wed Jul 10 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater*+
Fri Jul 12 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^+
Sat Jul 13 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion+
Sun Jul 14 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre+
Thu Jul 18 Boston, MA Xfinity Center^+
Sat Jul 20 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Jul 23 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
Wed Jul 24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center+
Fri Jul 26 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
Sat Jul 27 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion*+
Sun Jul 28 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek+
Tue Jul 30 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park+
Wed Jul 31 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium*+
Fri Aug 02 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre+
Sat Aug 03 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 04 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place^
Tue Aug 06 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall Lawn+
Wed Aug 07 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater+
Thu Aug 08 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^+
Sat Aug 10 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion+ (311 ONLY)
Sun Aug 11 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre^+
Fri Aug 16 Sacramento, CA Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo*
Sat Aug 17 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun Aug 18 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre^
Tue Aug 20 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre


*not a Live Nation date

^Dirty Heads close
+with The Interrupters

 

About 311:
311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut.  The band now resides in Southern California. 311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound – and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. 2019 will mark 20 consecutive summers for 311 to headline the US. 311’s celebratory live shows & incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. 311 have so far released 12 studio albums, selling over nine million albums in the U.S. alone. Their last 10 consecutive albums reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and they’ve had nine Top 10 radio hits, including three #1’s. Their list of hits includes “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Love Song,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Hey You” and “Sunset in July.” The band’s 12th and latest album Mosaic came out June 2017, debuting #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. 311 are planning to release their 13th album (title tba) in Summer 2019 via BMG. The new album pre-order launches today at 311.com. Tonight (March 11, 311 Day), both band and fans will celebrate 311’s feature film ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL 3  in 240 cinemas nationwide, more info at 311inCinemas.com.

About Dirty Heads:
DIRTY HEADS have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003. With over 700 Million streams to date, the group has been inhaling alternative, hip-hop, reggae and rock and exhaling one irresistible, infectious anthem after another. They have released 6 studio albums, and have had 8 Top 20 hits including their RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” “My Sweet Summer,” “That’s All I Need,”Celebrate,” Vacation,” and their most recent releaseVisions.” Over their 16 year career they have built a network of devoted fans through their relentless touring schedule and innovative approach to merch and partnerships, including helping to raise over $98,000 for NRDC and The David Suzuki Foundation in 2018. The band is hitting the road in April with The Hip Reduction and will embark on a 29-date Summer tour, kicking off with the sold-outWarped Tour’s 25th Anniversary show series in Atlantic City, NJ on June 29th.

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Dirty Heads Team Up with Four Sons Brewing Company To Create Pineapple Session Ale “Vacation”

Dirty Heads Team Up with Four Sons Brewing Company To Create Pineapple Session Ale “Vacation”

Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have something special brewing for their fans this Summer. The band recently collaborated with hometown Huntington Beach, CA craft brewery Four Sons Brewing to create a crisp, refreshing pineapple Session Ale dubbed “Vacation,” slated to hit shelves Summer 2018. From start to finish, members of Dirty Heads were hands on in the creation of the craft brew, starting with early taste testing to designing the logo and imagery featured on the can. “Vacation,” with an ABV of 5.0%, arrives just in time for fans to grab a six pack and head to the beach this Summer.

The band will host a launch party for their new “Vacation” session ale on July 27th at the Four Sons Brewery in Huntington Beach, CA. There will be a celebratory keg tap and cheers with the band, followed by an acoustic performance. The event is open to the public, ages 21+ and capacity is limited. Fans can RSVP through the Dirty Heads social media platforms.

Fans can also clink their glasses to celebrate the announcement of a Dirty Heads Fall 2018 Tour with Jukebox The Ghost and Just Loud. The band will be continuing their partnership with organization PLUS1 on their fall tour. Through their partnership with PLUS1, Dirty Heads have been able to raise and grant $100,000 to NRDC, a leading organization fighting for systemic change to protect the earth. A full list of dates, presale and on-sale information can be found at www.dirtyheads.com/tour. More dates will be announced.

Dirty Heads members Matt Ochoa [drums] and Jon Olazabal [percussion] discovered Four Sons in their backyard of Huntington Beach and grew to love their beer. As the two became regulars they got to know the staff and discovered that the founders of Four Sons were fans of the band. The relationship grew and the idea to create a Dirty Heads beer was born. During the initial conversations they had a lot of ideas about what style of beer to do. Four Sons pulled some samples of one of their lighter beers (an American Lager), and infused it with 4 different fruits (passion fruit, mango, watermelon, and pineapple). Matt and Jon came down to the brewery and did a taste test to see which fruit they liked best in the beer. While some of the others were good, pineapple was hands down the winner.

Dirty Heads were fully involved in each aspect of this new craft brew collaboration from beginning to end, including the design of the label. Bassist Dave Foral, already known for his graphic designs and tattooing, created the imagery that will be featured on ‘Vacation’ cans and bottles. The bright, colorful label includes classic Dirty Heads octopus art and palm trees to evoke the feeling of Summer.

“Four Sons brewing is a family owned business from HB. They are great people that work hard and create amazing beer,” Dirty Heads drummer Matt Ochoa explained. “I’ve been a fan of them for years now and to find out they were fans of us only made perfect sense to create something special together.”

When asked how the collaboration came about, Four Sons Director of Operations Deven Dufresne replied, “My brothers and I are big fans of the Dirty Heads and their music, so we are stoked to be working with them on this beer. They had some awesome input and were hands on the entire time, which resulted in a beer that we think not only their fans will love, but all craft beer enthusiasts out there.”

“We love nothing more than a nice crisp cool summer time beer,” says Dirty Heads percussionist Jon Olazabal. “No one does it better than 4 Sons. That is why we have teamed up with them to create this delicious Session Ale infused with the freshest pineapple we could find. Perfectly balanced and perfectly crushable, better grab 2 six packs because the first one will go quick.”

Consumers should expect to see the beer in Southern California and select western U.S. markets throughout Four Sons Brewing’s distribution channels.

About Dirty Heads:
Inhaling alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], & David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003. With over 700 Million audio streams to date, the group first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut Any Point In A Storm. The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single “My Sweet Summer” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer.” Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017. Dirty Heads recently released their latest single, “Visions,” which is already climbing the alternative radio charts and garnered over 1 million streams. The band partnered with the Cinebody app to create a music video for “Visions” entirely made up of fan-submitted clips. Earlier in 2018 Dirty Heads released “Celebrate,” and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!“Celebrate” followed the California quintet’s hit summer single & Spotify viral track “Vacation,” which went Top-10 at Alternative Radio and was the # 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio for two straight weeks upon its release, top stations including Sirius XM Alt Nation, KROQ, ALT 92.3 New York, ALT 105.3 San Francisco, KKDO Sacramento and KPNTY St. Louis. Both “Celebrate” and “Vacation” are taken from SWIM TEAM which sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide-ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score.

About Four Sons Brewing:
Four Sons Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery that was founded in 2014 in Huntington Beach, CA. The family consists of parents Duke & Daune, and their four sons, Deven, Derek, Drew, and Dustin. Four Sons Brewing strives to produce excellent craft beer with a wide range of variety that appeals to the novice beer drinker and astonishes the beer expert. With a strong focus on quality and authenticity, every beer contains only natural ingredients to ensure a clean, smooth and memorable taste. Stop by the taproom in Huntington Beach and you will most likely find Duke (aka dad) and Daune (aka mom) and the “four sons” – Deven, Derek, Drew, and Dustin – doing everything from checking equipment and sifting grain, to bottling, packaging, and filling glasses.

Dirty Heads 2018 Tour Dates:
July 21 – Iron Furnaces – Scranton, PA*
August 10 – WKQX Courtesy Concert – Chicago, IL*
September 8 – KBZT Indie Jam 2018 Oceanside, CA*
September 21 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA**
September 23 – Senator Theatre – Chico, CA**
September 25 – Fremont Theatre San Luis – Obispo, CA**
September 27 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA**
September 28 – Oregon Spirit Distillery – Bend, OR**
September 30 – Mateel Community Center – Redway, CA**
October 3 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
October 5 – The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
October 6 – The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
October 7 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
October 8 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN**
October 9 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
October 12 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
October 13 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
October 14 – Sprint Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA
October 16 – Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
October 17 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
October 19 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
October 20 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
October 21 – State Theatre & Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME**
October 23 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON**
October 24 – Rapids Theater – Niagara Falls, NY

*Without Jukebox The Ghost, Just Loud
**Just Loud only

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Dirty Heads Announce National Summer Headline Tour

Dirty Heads Announce National Summer Headline Tour

Southern California’s favorite pop/reggae/hip-hop band the Dirty Heads have announced an extensive North American Summer headline tour along with a late night television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Before hitting the road the band will stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their hit single, “Celebrate,” featuring the Unlikely Candidates this Wednesday, March 14th. The tour includes stops at amphitheaters across the country including famed venues like Red Rocks, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, The Stone Pony and more. The Dirty Heads will kick off the national run in Chula Vista, CA on May 18th. Tickets and on-sale details can be found here.

On this tour, the Dirty Heads will be partnering with the organization Plus 1, pinning $1 of every ticket sale to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). With the help of Plus 1, Dirty Heads fans will be able to participate in positive change. NRDC covers a wide range of environmental work including Climate Change, Communities, Energy, Food, Health, Oceans, Water and The Wild. NRDC works to protect our seas from pollution and exploitation. The NRDC also works to protect our seas from pollution and exploitation – something that Dirty Heads feels passionate about. The band have also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Fan Experiences on tour after a successful run in 2017. Dirty Heads Fan Experiences will once again feature a premium concert ticket, meet & greet, and limited-edition merchandise in addition to new perks such as an interactive game night with the band. To view Dirty Heads VIP Ticket details, visit: https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/dirty-heads-tour.

Dirty Heads recently revealed the official video for “Celebrate” , the second single off the band’s new album SWIM TEAM  (out now on Five Seven Music). Currently in the TOP 20 and racing up the charts at Alternative Radio, “Celebrate”juxtaposes joy and nostalgia with beguiling alternative pop and lyrical honesty. The emotional heart of the record, the song tells the story of a touring band living their dream while simultaneously longing for home and the families they’ve left behind.

Per Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell “It’s a look inside a band and touring as well as the journey you take to make it. We’re not bitching about anything, but you’re on the road and you miss your family. We all started doing this a while ago. None of us were married at the time. None of us had kids. Now it’s all different.”

The video, directed by Wayne Isham (Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson),features an evocative band performance as real family photos and home footage are projected on and around them. Dirty Heads will be revealing additional behind-the-scenes content, personal interviews and more from the making of this video in the coming weeks.

Celebrate follows the California quintet’s hit summer single & Spotify viral track“Vacation,” which went Top-10 at Alternative Radio and was the # 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio for two straight weeks upon its release, top stations including Sirius XM Alt Nation, KROQ, ALT 92.3 New York, ALT 105.3 San Francisco, KKDO Sacramento and KPNTY St. Louis. Both tracks are taken from SWIM TEAM which sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide-ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score.

Dirty Heads Summer 2018 Tour Dates:
May 18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
May 22 – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
May 23 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
May 24 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
May 28 – Orlando Amphitheater – Orlando, FL
May 30 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp – Charlotte, NC
May 31 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
June 1 – The National – Richmond, VA
June 2 – Stone Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ
June 5 – Highmark Stadium – Pittsburgh, PA
June 7 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
June 8 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
June 9 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 10 – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY
June 12 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
June 14 – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park – Indianapolis, IN***
June 15 – Michigan Lottery Theater Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, MI
June 16 – The Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
June 17 – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza – Minneapolis, MN
June 18 – CrossroadsKC – Kansas City, MO
June 21 – The Union – Salt Lake City, UT
June 22 – Kettle House Amphitheater – Missoula, MT
June 23 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA
June 24 – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
June 26 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
June 28 – Villa Hispana Stage at The Expo – Albuquerque, NM
June 29 – Beach Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort – Las Vegas, NV**
June 30 – Five Point Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
*All dates with Iration, The Movement and Pacific Dub
**With Iration only
***On-sale 3/23

About DIRTY HEADS
Inhaling alternative, pop, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], & David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003. The group first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut Any Point In A Storm. The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single “My Sweet Summer” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer.” Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017 in addition to launching its own premium cannabis vape pen in partnership with stick.e.vape.

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Saved By The Bell’s Mr. Belding Returns In New Dirty Heads Video “Vacation”

Saved By The Bell’s Mr. Belding Returns In New Dirty Heads Video “Vacation”

Following the release of their new viral summer single, “Vacation,” DIRTY HEADS unveil the track’s official music video—Watch it HERE.

Channeling 90’s nostalgia and celebrating all things summer vacation, the video stars Saved By The Bell’s beloved Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) and takes us back to the empty halls of Bayside High as Belding relishes school letting out for summer. Co- directed by Wayne Isham [Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson] and Ryan Ewing, the clip features references to the show’s most revered moments including Zack Morris’ brick phone, Jesse Spano’s caffeine pills, and of course the iconic Bayside Tiger Mascot.

Produced by frequent Dirty Heads collaborator Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Nicki Minaj], “Vacation” is the lead track off Dirty Heads’ sixth LP, out later this year on Five Seven Music. Released June 30th, “Vacation” has already seen 3.5 Million streams to date and is entering its second week as the #1 Most Added at Alternative Radio two weeks in a row. The single debuted at #11 on iTunes’ Alternative Song Chart and continues to hold steady Spotify’s viral charts following release week peaks at #6 on Spotify’s US Viral 50, #14 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50, and has been added to Spotify’s Viral Hits playlist, proving “Vacation” to be the ultimate summer smash—Stream it HERE.

“I want ‘Vacation’ to speak to people out there who have paid their dues and love their jobs,” explains Dirty Heads’ Jared “Dirty-J” Watson. “For those who don’t enjoy what they do every day, it sends a message that, ‘It’s not too late to do something else.’ If you’re not happy, life is way too fucking short to hang around and do things you don’t love. We’re blessed to do something we’re passionate about. We hope you feel the same!”

Currently, the gold-certified Orange County-based band is in the midst of a massive co-headline summer tour with SOJA. The tour leads up to the first-ever KLOS Presents High & Mighty Festival August 5-6at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA. A shared vision between co-headliners Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome, the powerhouse lineup also boasts SOJA, Jurassic 5, Redman, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Tech N9ne and more. The band’s full itinerary can be found below.

HIGH & MIGHTY FESTIVAL DETAILS + TICKETS HERE

2017 remains primed to be a watershed year for Dirty Heads. Stay tuned for more information on the band’s upcoming full-length release.

DATE               CITY                         VENUE
Thu      7/13     Santa Barbara, CA            Santa Barbara Bowl
Fri        7/14     Chula Vista, CA                  Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat       7/15     Las Vegas, NV                   The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel
Sun      7/16     Mesa, AZ                             Mesa Amphitheatre
Wed     7/19     Morrison, CO                      Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri        7/21     Austin, TX                            Statesman Skyline Theater at The Long Center
Sat       7/22     Houston, TX                        White Oak Music Hall
Sun      7/23     Dallas, TX                           The Bomb Factory
Sun      8/6       Irvine, CA                            High & Mighty Festival
Fri        9/15     Chicago, IL                          Riot Fest
Fri   9/22-9/23  Walden, NY                       Angry Orchard Tree House

Purchase tickets HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIRTY HEADS, VISIT:
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Dirty Heads Ring In July 4th With Release of “Vacation” Single

Dirty Heads Ring In July 4th With Release of “Vacation” Single

Just in time for Fourth of July break, DIRTY HEADS return with their brand-new single “Vacation” today via Five Seven Music. The song heralds the impending release of the gold-certified Orange County group’s anxiously awaited forthcoming album and is available now at all digital retail providers and streaming platforms—Listen HERE.

Produced by frequent collaborator Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Nicki Minaj], “Vacation” sways from bright sun-soaked piano and booming horns into an unshakable and hashtaggable chant, “Hey, I’m on vacation every single day cuz I love my occupation.”Coinciding with the single’s release, Dirty Heads share the lyric video HERE.

About the song, co-lead vocalist Jared “Dirty J” Watson comments, “I want ‘Vacation’ to speak to people out there who have paid their dues and love their jobs. For those who don’t enjoy what they do every day, it sends a message that, ‘It’s not too late to do something else.’ If you’re not happy, life is way too f**king short to hang around doing something you don’t love. We’re blessed to do something we’re passionate about. We hope you feel the same!”

Written and recorded between Los Angeles and their hometown of Orange County with a handful of close collaborators, the new music sees Dirty Heads at their most focused, fiery, and free.

Right now, the band is in the midst of a massive co-headline summer tour with SOJA. It leads up to the first-ever KLOS Presents High & Mighty Festival August 5-6 at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA. A shared vision between co-headliners Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome, the powerhouse lineup also boasts SOJA, Jurassic 5, Redman, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Tech N9ne and more. The band’s full itinerary can be found below.

HIGH & MIGHTY FESTIVAL DETAILS + TICKETS HERE

2017 remains primed to be a watershed year for Dirty Heads. Stay tuned for more information on the band’s upcoming full-length release.

DIRTY HEADS YOUR DATES:
7/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
7/2 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC
7/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Galivan Center
7/7 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/8 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
7/9 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/11 – Sonoma, CA – SOMO Village Event Center
7/13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/14 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel
7/16 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
7/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/21 – Austin, TX – Statesman Skyline Theater at The Long Center
7/22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
7/23 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
8/6 – Irvine, CA – High & Mighty Festival
9/15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
9/22-9/23 – Walden, NY – Angry Orchard Tree House

Purchase tickets HERE

About DIRTY HEADS
Inhaling alternative, pop, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], & David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003. The group first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut Any Point In A Storm. The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single “My Sweet Summer” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer.  Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band will headline its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017 in addition to launching its own premium cannabis vape pen in partnership with stick.e.vape.

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Dirty Heads Announce U.S. Tour, ‘DESSERT’ EP Out Now

Dirty Heads Announce U.S. Tour, ‘DESSERT’ EP Out Now

DIRTY HEADS have announced a massive summer tour across the U.S. with stops in Brooklyn, Boston, Santa Barbara and Dallas—full tour routing enclosed. 2X Grammy-nominated artist SOJA will be joining the band as co-headliners. The artist pre-sale begins tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1 at 10am local time followed but Spotify and local presales on Thursday, March 2 at 10am local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 3 at 10am local time. VIP packages offering premium seating, Meet & Greet with Dirty Heads, exclusive merchandise and more are also available for purchase—package details below. For more information on tickets, visit DirtyHeads.com/tour.

In conjunction with the tour announcement, Dirty Heads have released their new EP DESSERT, out NOW via Five Seven Music. Recorded with producers Rome Ramirez and Da Internz during the making of their 2016 self-titled 5th studio album, the EP stimulates an eclectic palate with the four previously unreleased tracks—Track listing enclosed. Listen to DESSERT HERE.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1.         Freedom
2.         Mana
3.         Can’t Sit Here
4.         They Don’t Even Know

In a recent trip to New York City, Dirty Heads stopped by Spotify’s in-house studio to record two songs for Spotify’s new series of live recorded performances, SinglesSessions.  Check out the acoustic live recording of the band’s hit single “Oxygen” and their cover of the Grammy-winning track, “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers HERE!

“Oxygen” is the current single off the band’s latest album, which made its debut at #1 on the Independent Label Albums Chart and #2 on the Alternative and Rock Charts. Following the release, Dirty Heads headlined sold out shows at Irvine Amphitheatre and Red Rocks and headlined the Huntridge Stage at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas. The band also made their national morning television debut on NBC’s The Today Show last summer, performing the feel-good summer anthem, “That’s All I Need.”  Watch the performance HERE.

COMPLETE TOUR DATES:
3/5 – St. Petersburg, FL – Reggae Rise Up
4/21 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
4/22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
4/28 – Tuscon, AZ – Pima County Fair
5/6 – Sunfest – West Palm Beach, FL
5/21 – Honolulu Ekiden – Honolulu, HI
5/27 – Napa, CA – BottleRock
5/28 – Monterey, CA – California Roots Music & Arts Festival

Co-headline dates with SOJA
6/9      Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park
6/10    St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
6/11    Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheatre
6/13    Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/14    Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
6/16    Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheatre
6/17    Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
6/18    Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/20    Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery
6/22    Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
6/23    Brooklyn, NY – Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
6/24    Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
6/25    Milton, DE – Hudson Fields
6/27    Bethlehem, PA – MusikFest Bethlehem Levitt Pavilion
6/28    Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium
6/29    Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
7/1      Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoors
7/2      Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
7/6      Salt Lake City, UT – Cultural Event Center
7/7      Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/8      Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater *on sale 3/2
7/9      Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/11    Sonoma, CA – SOMO Village Event Center
7/13    Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/14    Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/15    Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel *on sale 3/14
7/16    Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
7/19    Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/21    Austin, TX – Statesman Skyline Theater at The Long Center
7/22    Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
7/23    Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

VIP TICKET PACKAGE FOR CO-HEADLINE TOUR:
(1) Premium Reserved Ticket in The First (10) Rows -OR- One (1) General Admission Pit Ticket, With Early Entry
Meet & Greet / Photo Opportunity with Dirty Heads
Access to An Exclusive Pre-Show Q&A with Dirty Heads
One (1) Limited-Edition Dirty Heads Poster, Signed by The Band
One (1) Dirty Heads Merchandise Gift, Exclusively for VIP Guests
One (1) Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
On-Site Experience Host

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIRTY HEADS:

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE | SPOTIFY

About DIRTY HEADS
Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, DIRTY HEADS –Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the RIAA certified gold track “Lay Me Down,” a song that spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist. DIRTY HEADS’ most recent release Sound Of Change turned heads upon its July 2014 release, with Esquire saying “Sound of Change is brimming with the kind of catchy hooks that keep you plugged in for both their complex tones and cheerful breakdowns… we want seconds of whatever this pop/dance/rap hybrid is serving up.”  The album debuted at #8 in the Billboard Top 200 chart and its first single, “My Sweet Summer”, was a #3 hit at alternative radio. DIRTY HEADS marks the bands fifth studio album, out July 15th, 2016, which debuted at #1 on the Independent Label Albums Chart and #2 on the Alternative and Rock charts.

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CREATIVE FLOW: Jared Watson Talks Life, Influences and Dirty Heads New Album!

CREATIVE FLOW: Jared Watson Talks Life, Influences and Dirty Heads New Album!

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After two decades spent chiseling their unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads came into their own. Since the release of their 2008 debut “Any Port in a Storm,” the five-piece band – Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass) – consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes. However, it’s with their fifth and self-titled album the group felt confident in a body of work, ready to bring their unique style to the masses.

Recorded in Los Angeles over a period of four months, “Dirty Heads” marks a stylistic heel-turn for the Huntington Beach, Calif. natives, who enlisted a diverse team of hit-makers including: Da Internz (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Drew Pearson (Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band), David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Diplo) and Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony). The record spans lively tracks like reggae-bounced “Oxygen” to the instantly catchy sing-along “Too Cruel” and horn-blasted lead single “That’s All I Need,” the latter of which captures the nostalgia of carefree adolescence.

“Dirty Heads” comes in the wake of their most successful release to date, 2014’s “Sound of Change,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. This album is different than its predecessors — 2008’s “Any Port in a Storm,” 2012’s “Cabin by the Sea” and 2013’s acoustic offering “Home – Phantoms of Summer,” the first of which spawned the smash single “Lay Me Down” featuring Sublime with Rome that topped the Alternative Songs chart for 11 weeks.

The band’s prior releases set the groundwork for their latest and an ambitious one at that. For the LP, they decided to toy with sequencing, splitting the album into two parts — Day and Night — guiding listeners through their day from start to finish. Duddy explained it was done in response to the listening public’s reliance on playlists, and artistically executed by color-coding each Day song (red, orange, yellow) and Night song (purple, green, black) to reflect the vibes of feeling positive, exuberant versus chilled out and low key.

“Nowadays, it’s so easy to just listen to one song,” he said. “Have a song on your iTunes playlist, you probably don’t even know who the artist is because it doesn’t matter, you just like that track. So, we were trying to provide the order we think you should listen to these in and get people in front of what we think.” Watson added, “When you do that and you’re doing it in our original way, I feel like it makes it timeless.”

With a solid fan-base already, Dirty Heads are focusing their sights on something they’ve been edging towards for years: breaking the mainstream. The band will soon set out on an epic summer tour across the US alongside Sublime with Rome, and special guests Bleeker. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Jared Watson aka Dirty J to discuss the influences who helped shape him as an artist, the challenges the band faced in bringing their highly anticipated, self-titled album to life, his creative evolution and what the future may hold for this band of the rise!

I want to start by going back to your early years. How did music first come into your life and when did you catch the bug to start creating?

I think my older brother and skateboarding had the biggest impact on me, aside from Duddy [Dustin Bushnell], who is my partner. Growing up, my family was always playing music on vinyl. My parents were hippies and they had all the classics from Bob Marley to Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin, all the old hippie stuff. Then my brother was super dready. This drug dealer, white guy with dreads in high school, so he got super into reggae. Since my older brother is into reggae, I’m into reggae and I want to be cool like all the older kids. Then I got into skateboarding. In skateboarding, when you make your part for a video, you have to pick your music. My friends and I would make our own squad videos. When Jared Watson’s part would come up, I would get to pick what I wanted. I always wanted hip-hop, something from A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde or Wu-Tang. That was it when it came to music. I never thought I would be in a band or talking to you here today. That just wasn’t where I thought my life was going to go. Then I met Duddy in high school and everything changed! He was in a band, he played punk, he played reggae and made hip-hop beats. I was like, “Holy shit! This is insane. You are the raddest guy ever!” He said, “Come over!” We would just go to his soundproof garage in high school and make music. We quickly realized we loved the same style of music. We really loved reggae and hip-hop and Beastie Boys and Sublime were these two bands that were really blending things. We started fucking around and it organically grew into this little acoustic thing that we had with me, Jon and Duddy. I couldn’t even sing! I was just the rapper. Duddy would play guitar, sing and produce, while I just rapped.

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When did you realize what you created was taking off? Was there a moment you knew you had to take it to the next level?

We played our first sold out little acoustic show for 200 to 300 people in this little sushi bar in Seal Beach. I think that is when I thought, “Alright … this is what I want to do.” Then we played a bigger show! I think right around 18 or 19, when you are dreaming about it, is when I started thinking about it every night. I would think about it every night but I never thought it would happen. Then we met our manager and right around the time I was 21 years old, we started getting looks, selling out shows and getting interest from labels. We got signed right around that time and I was like, “Holy shit! This is it!” Duddy and I pretty much quit everything else we were doing and put all our eggs in one basket when it came to this.

Was there anyone behind the scenes who gave you the extra push when you needed it most?

My manager, 100%! There are a lot of horror stories about managers but there are also a lot of stories that people don’t tell about the good side of when you find someone who really believes in your band and believes in you guys when nobody else does. That was our manager from day one. He didn’t take commissions for the first seven years because if he took commissions, we would have nothing to live on because we weren’t making any money. Every time we got a no from anybody, he wouldn’t accept it or would go somewhere else. It wasn’t this thing he was doing because he thought he could make money and blow up. He was just as invested in it as we were. We were his baby band. He has truly cared since day one. We have been with him for 13 years! He has done a lot of things along the way that have shown us that he is in it for the long haul if we are. We have learned a lot from him and he has helped out a lot of other bands. So, he has definitely filled that mentor role in all of this. It’s funny because you think you know everything when you are younger. There were a lot of times later on where I look back and think, “Oh!” He can totally say, “I told you so!” And I can say, “Yup. You were right and I was wrong.”

Keeping a band together and continuing to grow is never an easy task. To what do you attribute the longevity of Dirty Heads?

We had a plan. We sat down and we talked about what it was that we really wanted to do. We knew we needed to look at the big picture and we want to be around for a long time. Whether the formats change or it goes from vinyl to tape from tape to CD to CD to iTunes and iTunes to streaming, it doesn’t matter, because live music will always be there. We needed to focus on live music and be a touring act. That is what we needed to establish ourselves as. That way, you are in your fans faces and get to meet and connect with them and you are always there. Live music will never go away, no matter what happens with the format of music. We knew that and that was the plan from day one. There were certain steps that we wanted to take. We knew it was going to take a long time and we wanted our music to be the rest of our lives, so if we didn’t blow up overnight, it’s not a big deal. Really, staying humble and not letting any one thing that happened that is good be the end all, be all. If a good thing happens, it’s like, “Awesome! Keep your head down and keep going! We are blessed that it happened but keep your head down and keep going.” We just want to keep going, keep playing music and keep going. That is really all we want to do!

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You have a brand new record on the way. Did you have goals when you set out to create this record?

I don’t think it is smart to go into the process saying, “We need this. This needs to be our biggest album. We need to blow up! We need to write singles!” If you do that, you are kind of shooting yourself in the foot. We just try to go in open minded every time and say, “What are we inspired by?” This time, having done a very experimental album last time, we got back to our roots. We are really secure with who we are and we know what people expect from us. We are really proud of what we built, the image we have built, the community we have built and the style of music we have built. We know what we are, so this album is the purest Dirty Heads album you can get. It was kind of like the first album but better. It is almost like if I wanted to show somebody who the Dirty Heads really are, I would show them this album.

Let’s talk about the songwriting process for Dirty Heads. How have things changed and how have they stayed the same?

It changed a lot on the fact that we usually work with one or two producers/songwriters. We really like our producers to be songwriters also, because they get it and it is fun to have another creative person who can pick up a guitar, spit out melodies and take your song somewhere else, rather than it depending purely on us. It is fun and we really like working with other creative people when it comes to songwriting but we usually just pick one or two. This time around we were like, “We are open to anybody! Anybody who wants to come write with us or produce with us, let’s do it! We are going to stay in LA. We aren’t going to go to El Paso or Florida. We aren’t going to go away and record in some location, we are going to stay in LA and write with a bunch of different writers and producers. Let’s see who we can find.” We wrote with 20 writers and producers. I think we found eight or nine that we really, really loved and then we got back in with them. There are about 11 songs on the album and there are probably eight producers but the whole album sounds cohesive. That was possible because we said, “This is what we want it to sound like.” Also, Duddy and I are always kind of backseat producing, so we would steer it in the direction of the way we wanted it to sound. We would go in with an idea and say, “Hey, this is what we want. We are going real reggae, real hip-hop on this one.” We would listen to music, songs, stuff we like and they would listen to our ideas and we would listen to theirs. So, this album was a lot different from what we have done in the past because we worked with a lot of different people. It was almost like speed dating and that can be difficult but at the same time it was really fun. It was cool because we also said we wanted to do what we did on the first album, which was to get ourselves outside of our comfort zone in a good way. Writing with new people will definitely do that! I think we are confident now to where if it is getting too whacky, we can reel it in.

Dirty Heads fifth self-titled studio album hits stores on July 15th via Five Seven Music.

Dirty Heads fifth self-titled studio album hits stores on July 15th via Five Seven Music.

Every project presents its own set of challenges. What did you experience this time around?

We were just worried about getting burnt creatively. We were worried about the gas tank emptying because we were writing with so many people, so quickly. It was literally one guy a day. We would do five days in a row with five different producers. That means that is five different ideas, five different guitar parts, five different choruses and five different verses that you have to come up with. We were juggling all of these songs and thought, “Fuck! This is a concern! We might get burnt!” We didn’t really. Toward the end, we were more worried about it so it may have just been something in our heads. Every time we would go to a session, Duggy would be like, “Man, do you have any ideas?” I would be like, “Nope! Do you?” He would say, “Nope!” Then we would get there and something would happen! As soon as we got in the studio, we would be inspired by one little thing, one little lick or we would sit there and talk and a word would come up and it would all work out. I think that was our main concern.

Is this approach something you will try again in the future or will you potentially be going in a different direction?

I actually think that maybe on the next album we will probably go back to some of these producers and maybe tighten it up. Now that we have found these producers that we like, we will probably get back in there with them. Every time we would get in with a producer that we liked, we would do one or two songs and it would be like, “Fuck! I wish we had more time!” Next time, maybe we will get back in with these producers and we will have more time to do two or three songs with each guy, if you know what I’m saying. I think we will probably do what we did on this album but not so extreme. I think we will go back to the ones we found, so we will have multiple producers, but we won’t be trying out 50! With that said, if somebody new comes along, we aren’t going to poo poo that either because it has worked out and has been really fun.

I’m sure some songs came easy and some were much harder to nail down.

Definitely! Actually, the single, “That’s All I Need,” was one of the most difficult in a really weird way! We had everything done musically within a day but we didn’t have the hook. We could not land on a hook! We had everything done and were saying, “This track is fuckin’ smashing! We are going to knock this out of the park! This is easy! What’s the hook?” We would literally drive to LA and we would all go through every idea that we had and nobody would be feeling any of them. It was like, “OK. We have been sitting here for four hours. Nobody likes anything, so let’s call it.” So, we would call it and the next day we sat there for eight hours and nobody liked anything. “OK. Let’s call it!” On the last day, we said, “We have to land on something.” There would be a few words that would always stick like the mixtape and that’s all I need. We were like, “Fine. That’s what we are going off of, this first line and that’s all I need.” We were waiting for something to finally click in someone’s brain, where someone says a word and everybody’s eyes perk up and someone says, “That’s it!” It happened on the last day. We were working with Justin Gray, the producer, on that one. That one was a little challenging. Sometimes you just get a little stuck! The same thing happened with the song called “The Truth.” We had all the music, everything was bangin’ and all we needed was one word. We had the melody and everything! All we needed was one word to stick to this melody! I think it only took us one or two days but I said, “Let’s call it. We are all fried. We are not getting anywhere. I guarantee we are going to drive home and listen to it in the car and one of us is going to get it in like two seconds.” On the way home, after I dropped Duddy off, and from Duddy’s house to my house, which is only like 10 minutes, I got it! I texted him, “Hey! I have it.” He said, “Send it over. Tell me what it is.” I said, “No. I just want to wait until we are in the studio tomorrow.” It was, actually, just the word truth. That word sparked everything for us to go off of for that song.

Songs like “Realize It,” “Moon Tower” and “Smoke & Dream” only took a day. Sometimes it is just like creative vomit, in the best way! It just comes out of you so quickly and you are like, “Cool! That was fuckin’ awesome! We just knocked that whole thing out!” Verses, hooks, pre-choruses, the music, whatever! You are just so inspired it all just comes pouring out. Sometimes you hit roadblocks and sometimes it is smooth sailing! I think that is my favorite part about writing is putting those puzzle pieces together and talking it out within the crew that is sitting there. You ask the questions, “What are these lyrics about? Do they even make sense? Do they inspire you in any way? Are you just putting words on paper or do these words really mean something to you?” “Under The Water” is a really meaningful song to me. It was easy to write in one way but in another way it was hard to write because it was me making myself vulnerable. It is cool to put puzzle pieces together and figure it all out. I think that is my favorite part of songwriting.

Jared Watson of Dirty Heads

Jared Watson of Dirty Heads

When you take a look back on your body of work, how have you evolved as an artist?

I think a lot of what I have learned comes from just becoming with who you are. That has been the most important thing. Being comfortable with who you are on stage, on the mic has been a big thing, along with becoming a better singer, lyricist, rapper and frontman because I don’t play any instruments. That confidence level comes with experience, from practicing and having your chops up and you know that you are going to hit these notes, go out and sing the song properly and that you have a badass band behind you makes it really easy. I think experience and not comparing myself to or trying to be anybody else has been a big thing. I am just trying to be me, be original but still do a good job while making sure everybody has fun. We really just want to give people what the fuck they came for! I say this all the time, I don’t know what other artists think, but people might work their asses off at jobs they fucking hate to spend their money to go see your show. If you don’t take that with weight and want to go out there and give them the best fucking time they could ever have, I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with you. That is how we think about it.

What is the best way for us fans to help support Dirty Heads and other bands out there in today’s industry?

First of all, come to shows. That goes for any band. Come to shows and buy a t-shirt. Any band! I don’t care if it is us or a new band you just found that has zero followers on social media. Fuck all that stuff. What they need to keep going is for you to show up at their shows and buy a t-shirt, so they can keep putting that money back into the band so they can get to the next destination, get the next producer or rent the studios out. We don’t get all this money from the album, sit around and laugh. You owe everything back that you take from the label. Everybody downloads shit. If you can afford to buy their music, that will certainly help their numbers but at the least, watch their videos and try to support everything you can. I think the most important thing is just showing up at their show!

We will do that and look forward to seeing you at your upcoming shows, Jared. Thanks so much for your time today!

Thank you so much, brother! I appreciate it!

Follow the continuing adventures of Dirty Heads via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit their official website at www.dirtyheads.com.

Dirty Heads are currently on the road with Sublime with Rome and Bleeker. Catch them at a venue in your neck of the woods:

July 1 – St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheater
July 2 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
July 3 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
July 5 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheater
July 7 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
July 8 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 10 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 14 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
July 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
July 17 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
July 22 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion
July 23 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company
July 24 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
July 25 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 27 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheater
July 28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 29 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
July 30 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleeptrain Amphitheater
July 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
August 3 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
August 5 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
August 7 – Spring, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Reggae Rise Up *w/ Kongos
August 16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 19 – Syracuse, NY @ 95X Summer Survival Concert Series *w/ Sublime with Rome
August 20 – Middlebury, VT @ Ciderstock 2016
September 23-25 – Downtown, NV @ Life Is Beautiful *w/ Slightly Stoopid
December 14-18 – Ecatepec De Morelos, MX @ Closer To The Sun 2016

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Sublime With Rome Announces 2016 Summer Tour With Tribal Seeds and Dirty Heads

Sublime With Rome Announces 2016 Summer Tour With Tribal Seeds and Dirty Heads

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Sublime with Rome’s Summer Tour 2016 dates are here! The band will head out on a 29-date tour of amphitheaters and theatres across the US beginning this June. The tour kicks off June 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Mandalay Bay Beach and picks up Dirty Heads in Florida in July. The tour wraps up in Texas in early August with 311 co-headlining on the final three dates.

A special pre-sale for fans that includes exclusive VIP packages begins March 15th at 10am local venue time. Use SWRSUMMER2016 to access the pre-sale and go to www.sublimewithrome.com. for more info.

Tickets for most shows go on-sale to the public beginning March 18th. For ticket purchase links and further details go to www.sublimewithrome.com.

06/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach
06/27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
06/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
07/01 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
07/02 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre #
07/03 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/05 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre #
07/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
07/08 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #
07/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing) #
07/10 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion #
07/14 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre #
07/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center #
07/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park #
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island #
07/19 – Lawrence, KS @ Crossroads #
07/22 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion #
07/23 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company #
07/24 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater #
07/25 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre #
07/27 – Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre # (on sale April 7)
07/28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion #
07/30 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre #
07/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
08/03 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater #
08/05 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre # ^ (on sale April 1)
08/06 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion # ^
08/07 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman # ^

* – with Tribal Seeds, New Kingston
# – with Dirty Heads
^ – with 311, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu

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Sublime With Rome Announce Cruise With Dirty Heads

Sublime With Rome Announce Cruise With Dirty Heads

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Sublime with Rome has partnered with Dirty Heads and Rose Tours to announce the Light Up The Pacific Cruise. Light Up The Pacific will embark on September 30, 2016 on the Carnival Inspiration. This three night rock, reggae and hip hop cruise will leave from Long Beach Cruise terminal in Los Angeles, sail to Ensenada, Mexico and return on October 3rd.

Sublime with Rome and Dirty heads will each play two full sets on the cruise, as well as performances by Yelawolf, Matisyahu, The Expendables, Sticky Fingers and Passafire. All bands will be playing multiple sets, as well as participating in cruise activities such as pool games, casino tournaments, movie nights, Q&A’s and more.

Prices start at $699 per person and payment plans are available. Secure your booking with a $300 per person deposit beginning Friday, October 16th at 9am PST.  All cruisers receive:

  • Accommodations onboard the Carnival Inspiration (3 nights)

  • Concerts from Sublime with Rome & Dirty Heads

  • A festival at sea with Yelawolf, Matisyahu, The Expendables, Sticky Fingers and Passafire

  • Q&A with Sublime with Rome

  • Photo session for all guests with Sublime with Rome

  • All meals, coffee, tea, iced tea & juices

  • 24 hour complimentary room service & pizzeria

  • Full use of ship facilities: two pools, whirlpools, fitness center, casino, library, duty free shopping & all Carnival events

  • One hour open bar cocktail party

  • and much much more…

All details are available at http://www.lightupthepacific.com.

Upcoming Tour Dates
11/7 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/8 – Colorado Springs, CO @ City Auditorium
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center
11/18 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall
11/20 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
11/21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/27 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
11/28 – Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Race Track **free show

Cruise Video: https://youtu.be/VyqvHYDniQ4

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Slightly Stoopid Announces ‘Closer To The Sun’: A Concert Adventure To The Mayan Peninsula

Slightly Stoopid Announces ‘Closer To The Sun’: A Concert Adventure To The Mayan Peninsula

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SLIGHTLY STOOPID and Cloud 9 Adventures have announced CLOSER TO THE SUN, a concert journey and tropical adventure to the Mayan Peninsula featuring the Ocean Beach, CA-based ensemble and a stellar collection of additional acts. This ultimate fan experience and all-inclusive concert vacation will take place at Now Sapphire Resort on the white sandy beaches of Puerto Morelos in Riviera Maya, Mexico December 16-20, 2014. The experience brings fans and performers together on a luxurious vacation where live performances take place on a stage constructed on the beach steps away from guests’ accommodations. The event’s four days and nights will include three performances by SLIGHTLY STOOPID, playing two full shows and one acoustic show. Joining them will be Citizen Cope, Steel Pulse, G. Love & Special Sauce and Dirty Heads—each performing two shows respectively. SLIGHTLY STOOPID has also invited special guests such as Karl Denson and others to be announced to add to the epic and intimate vibe of the event, which is limited to approximately 1000 fans.

“We are excited to be playing with some amazing bands: Citizen Cope, G Love & Special Sauce, Steele Pulse, Dirty Heads and Karl Denson in Mexico this December,” says SLIGHTLY STOOPID. “Gonna be killer times with great friends!”

All packages for CLOSER TO THE SUN go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 2pm EST at www.closertothesun.com. An initial $250 per person deposit reserves a room. Just over 400 rooms at Now Sapphire will be available for booking, with prices for the all-inclusive resort starting at $1299 per person for double occupancy rooms and ocean view rooms starting at $1699 per person.

CLOSER TO THE SUN is the newest of Cloud 9 Adventures’ many successful destination music events, which also feature band interaction, artist hosted activities, spontaneous jam sessions, poolside performances, pre-show BBQ and more. The artists will take the stage right on the beach set against a stunning backdrop of Caribbean waters, coastline and Mayan mystique. In addition to on-site shows, fans will enjoy the beautiful locale and luxurious accommodations at the Now Sapphire Resort. Located on the pristine beaches of the picturesque fishing village Puerto Morelos—approximately 25 minutes south of the Cancun Airport on the Mayan Riviera—Now Sapphire is a first-class, all-inclusive resort that boasts spacious suites, an incredible on-site spa, gourmet restaurants, beachfront palapas, and of course, stunning ocean views. CLOSER TO THE SUN offers music fans a genuine luxury vacation featuring days relaxing on the beach with friends and nights listening to their favorite bands perform in paradise. Included in the package is a four-night stay at the resort, access to all concerts, all meals, drinks including alcohol, and most on-site activities. Additional charges apply for flights and ground transportation, and guests who choose to do water sports, spa services and excursions can purchase those separately. Visit www.closertothesun.com for more information.

In the meantime, SLIGHTLY STOOPID is prepping for Bonnaroo this Saturday, June 14—performing from 6:45-8:00pm at That Tent—and their “Summer Sessions 2014” summer amphitheatre tour. The 25-date trek marks the band’s eighth annual summer amphitheater outing and will feature support from NOFX (on select west coast dates), Stephen Marley (for the entire journey), Cypress Hill (on select west coast dates), Fishbone(on select west coast dates) and G. Love & Special Sauce (on select dates). Kicking off July 9 in Eugene, OR, the tour will play along the west and east coasts featuring a stop at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA (7/19) and their annual hometown show at San Diego’s Sleep Train Amphitheater (7/26) as well as shows inBoston, Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Atlanta and many more. See below for full list of upcoming dates.

Catch SLIGHTLY STOOPID on tour in the following cities:

DATE CITY VENUE SUPPORT
Sat 6/14 Manchester, TN Great Stage Park/That Tent Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Sat 6/21 Anchorage, AK The Moose’s Tooth
July 3-5 Fairplay, CO American Safari Ranch South Park Music Festival
“Summer Sessions 2014” tour
Wed 7/9 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Thu 7/10 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Fri 7/11 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewing Company Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sat 7/12 Boise, ID Idaho Botanical Garden Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sun 7/13 Salt Lake City, UT Liberty Park Reggae Rise Up Music Festival
Wed 7/16 Las Vegas, NV The Pool at the Cosmopolitan Stephen Marley
Thu 7/17 Tahoe Vista, CA North Tahoe Regional Park NOFX, Stephen Marley, Fishbone
Fri 7/18 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre NOFX, Stephen Marley, Fishbone
Sat 7/19 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre NOFX, Stephen Marley, Fishbone
Wed 7/23 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater Cypress Hill, Stephen Marley
Thu 7/24 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre Cypress Hill, Stephen Marley
Fri 7/25 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl Cypress Hill, Stephen Marley
Sat 7/26 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater NOFX, Stephen Marley
Thu 7/31 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Fri 8/1 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes Gathering of the Vibes Festival
Sat 8/2 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sun 8/3 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Wed 8/6 Richmond, VA Pocahontas State Park Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Thu 8/7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Fri 8/8 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sat 8/9 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sun 8/10 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Stephen Marley
Thu 8/14 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Fri 8/15 Cocoa, FL Riverfront Park Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Sat 8/16 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
Fri 8/22 Live Oak, FL Spirit of Suwannee Park Blackwater Music Festival
Sat 8/23 Live Oak, FL Spirit of Suwannee Park Blackwater Music Festival
Wed 8/27 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Thu 8/28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri 8/29 Covington, KY Madison Theater
Sat 8/30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Sun 8/31 Chicago, IL Union Park North Coast Music Festival
Dec 16-20 Puerto Morelos, MEX Now Sapphire Resort Closer To the Sun

 

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