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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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DREAMERS: LA Cosmic-Rock Band Unleash Impressive ‘FLY’ EP

DREAMERS: LA Cosmic-Rock Band Unleash Impressive ‘FLY’ EP

LA-via-Brooklyn trio DREAMERS released their new EP, FLY. FLY is about being in the thick of an adventure or a major change in your life – that moment before you have any hindsight, and all you can do is just go with it,” says DREAMERS vocalist/guitarist Nick Wold. “There’s no time to think about tomorrow or yesterday, so all that matters is right now.” Stream FLY here.

FLY arrives as the second installment in a three-part series that began with LAUNCH, a powerfully charged EP released in July and featuring their single “SCREWS,” which is currently climbing the charts at Alt Radio. The “SCREWS” official video, which dropped late last month, features cameos from some of the band’s friends and co-creators in the alternative music scene – Gnash, Papa Roach,The Griswolds, Joywave, The Wrecks, Steve Aiello, tour mates morgxn, Weathers and Rad Horror, and industry icons such as Matt Pinfield and Allison Hagendorf.

DREAMERS will embark on a 32-date U.S. headlining tour kicking off on September 13th in San Diego, CA, hitting major cities including Houston, Nashville, Boston, Philly, Chicago, New York  and ending in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.  The tour features support acts Weathers, along with label-mate morgxn, and Rad Horror on select dates. For tickets, please visit: https://www.dreamersuniverse.com/tour

U.S. headlining tour dates are as follows:

Sept. 13 | San Diego, CA | The Irenicn (tix)
Sept. 14 | Las Vegas, NV | Vinyl @ Hard Rock (tix)
Sept. 15 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom ^ (tix)
Sept. 17 | Dallas, TX | HOB (tix)
Sept. 18 | Austin, TX | Stubbs Jr (tix)
Sept. 19 | Houston, TX | HOB (tix)
Sept. 21 | Orlando, FL | Will’s Pub ° (tix)
Sept. 22 | Jacksonville, FL | Jack Rabbits (tix)
Sept. 24 | Nashville, TN | Exit In ° (tix)
Sept. 25 | Atlanta, GA | Club Hall (tix)
Sept. 26 | Charlotte, NC | The Underground (tix)
Sept. 27 | Washington, DC | Union Stage (tix)
Sept. 30 | Boston, MA | Brighton Music Hall (tix)
Oct. 1 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom ^ (tix)
Oct. 2 | Philadelphia, PA | Voltage Lounge (tix)
Oct. 4 | Pittsburgh, PA | Spirit Hall (tix)
Oct. 5 | Columbus, OH | The Basement (tix)
Oct. 6 | Detroit, MI | The Shelter (tix)
Oct. 8 | Cincinnati, OH | 20th Century Theatre (tix)
Oct. 10 | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall (tix)
Oct. 11 | Burnsville, MN | The Garage (tix)
Oct. 12 | Lawrence, KS | Granada (tix)
Oct. 13 | Omaha, NE | Slowdown (Front Room) *  (tix)
Oct. 15 | Denver, CO | Marquis Theatre ^ * (tix)
Oct. 16 | Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court *  (tix)
Oct. 17 | Missoula, MT | Top Hat Lounge (tix)
Oct. 18 | Missoula, MT | Top Hat Lounge * (tix)
Oct. 20 | Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theatre * (tix)
Oct. 22 | San Francisco, CA | Slim’s *  (tix)
Oct. 24 | Seattle, WA | Chop Suey (tix)
Oct. 26 | Sacramento, CA | Holy Diver * (tix)
Oct. 27 | Los Angeles, CA | Troubadour * (tix)
*Support acts Weathers and Rad Horror

^16+, °18+

Los Angeles-via-Brooklyn trio DREAMERS have spent the past few years touring non-stop, playing everywhere from tiny bars and massive arenas to festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot and Firefly. Along the way, Nick, Nelson and Jacob have shared stages with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, X Ambassadors, The 1975, Bleachers, Atlas Genius Catfish and The Bottlemen, Weezer, and The Griswolds, while garnering coverage from Fader, Entertainment Weekly and Paste, among many others.  In 2016, the band released their debut full-length album This Album Does Not Exist, which spawned a national radio hit, the electro-sprinkled pop gem “Sweet Disaster,” which hit No. 7 on the Alternative radio chart and was spotlighted on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation for several months. Three other songs also charted nationally: the ’90s throwback “Drugs,” the crooning ” Wolves (You Got Me),” which initially charted on Alt Nation in late 2014, when DREAMERS were still unsigned, and the soulful, brisk power-pop of their single “Painkiller.” The band recently wrapped a tour with All Time Low and their debut performance at Bonnaroo, and are gearing up to put out a trilogy of releases, beginning with LAUNCH (released July 13th), and FLY (out September 7th) with more new music to be released throughout 2018/2019 and a fall U.S. headlining tour.

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DREAMERS: Nick Wold On Bringing Their Music To The Masses, New EPs And More!

DREAMERS: Nick Wold On Bringing Their Music To The Masses, New EPs And More!

DREAMERS are on the rise!

Los Angeles-via-Brooklyn trio DREAMERS have spent the past few years touring non-stop, playing everywhere from tiny bars and massive arenas to festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot and Firefly. Along the way, Nick, Nelson and Jacob have shared stages with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, X Ambassadors, The 1975, Bleachers, Atlas Genius Catfish and The Bottlemen, Weezer, and The Griswolds, while garnering coverage from Fader, Entertainment Weekly and Paste, among many others. In 2016, the band released their debut full-length album, ‘This Album Does Not Exist,’ which spawned a national radio hit, the electro-sprinkled pop gem “Sweet Disaster,” which hit No. 7 on the Alternative radio chart and was spotlighted on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation for several months. Three other songs also charted nationally: the ’90s throwback “Drugs,” the crooning “Wolves (You Got Me),” which initially charted on Alt Nation in late 2014, when DREAMERS were still unsigned, and the soulful, brisk power-pop of their single “Painkiller.”

In 2018, the band continues to push the envelope and explore exciting new musical territory. With the release of ”Launch,” the first of two EPs to be released in the lead up to the band’s sophomore album, Dreamers reinvent the breakup narrative and deliver a selection of songs with intense cathartic power. On ”Launch” — an EP centered on new beginnings —the band channels that raw emotion into a tightly crafted sound that’s guitar-heavy but textured with electronic elements. Co-produced by their touring sound engineer Tyler Tedeschi, the EP captures the unbridled energy Dreamers brought to the masses with their live show.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Dreamer’s Nick Wold to discuss his life in music, his evolution as an artist and the making of the band’s ambitious new series of EPs.

Music is your true love, so let’s start at the beginning. What are you first memories of music?

All three of us are lifelong musicians, and have been doing it in some way our whole lives. I grew up in Seattle and have early memories of listening to my big sisters’ cassette tapes, The Cranberries, Nirvana, Bush. When I was 11 I really wanted to learn saxophone and had to go over to my neighbor’s house who was in the Seattle Symphony to show me how to put the mouthpiece on. I didn’t think it would be a career back then, I just liked learning tricks.

Going back to your humble beginnings, what went into finding your creative voice early on?

I moved to New York for college and started trying to write songs in my early 20’s. I was really obsessed with The Strokes and all my first songs sounded just like them. Later songs all sounded like Nirvana or Radiohead. It took a while just writing hundreds of songs trying everything and slowly seeing what works and what makes sense. Now I feel like we have a pretty great idea of what our own voice is, of how we can best communicate with alternative music. We’ll probably keep changing and searching forever, it has to always evolve and be new.

Who had the biggest impact on you?

I had an art teacher in elementary school who had a huge impact on me, I thought it would he so cool to be an artist like him, an actor, performer, creator. I’ve been massively inspired by John Lennon and Bob Marley. I love artists who put philosophy into their music, who make it important by living inspiring lives.

Dedicating yourself to your art is a big step. Did you have reservations about taking the plunge?

I remember pacing around as a young man trying to make that decision if I was going to try to really do it. I decided that music can be an important and positive force, and that artists have the power to advance the human conversation. That became a big goal and justification for me, and I felt like I’d always regret it if I didn’t try.

DREAMERS’ Nick Wold in the wild.

What performers and people behind the scenes helped shape the artist we see today?

There are so many for all of us, influences, people who helped and people we learned with. I had a couple of incredible teachers in high school who showed me how to learn and practice and become better. I had a band before Dreamers in New York called Motive, and we struggled and toured in a brokedown van and learned the ropes for years together. Our manager Ari has been with us from the beginning, helping shape the direction and everything we do.

“Dreamers” has a unique sound. What went into finding that sound and direction as a band? Was it obvious from the start?

We had an idea that we wanted to be like the grunge bands from Seattle in the ‘90s but done in a totally futuristic and electronic way that they never could have done back then. We had all our influences and tendencies and just wanted to make it great. I feel like over time the sound just starts to take on a life of its own.

You released a new EP titled “Launch.” This will be the first EP of a series of three – the third EP will be the conclusion/full album. What made this approach right for your band?

We had such a crazy two years writing since our song “Sweet Disaster” came out and we had so many opportunities to tour. We were on the road basically the whole time and went through endless experiences, breakups, triumphs, journeys. After the record were done we felt like the music had a bit of story arc so we wanted to tell it in three distinct parts. It feels more fun to us as well, to have three digestible episodes rather than just one big list of songs.

How do the new and forthcoming EPs compare and contrast to your debut album, “This Album Does Not Exist?”

We always say that the first album felt like a fun summer record and that the second goes a bit darker into autumn. A little deeper and reflective of the long journey we’ve been on. It was unintentional but it ended up being a breakup album in many ways, not just about the pain of that but also the empowering side of it and everything in between.

Tell us about the songwriting process for your music? What has changed and stayed the same?

Feels like nothings changed except it’s gotten slowly easier, just trying to find ways to express intangible things. I used to think it was beautiful and poetic to write all the lyrics out with a pen and paper, now I’m so lazy I do it all in my notepad app.

Did you have goals, aspirations or a vision when hitting the studio for this batch of songs?

We wanted to turn up the grunge rock dial a little. We wanted to do better and learn from our mistakes and see if we could really make it feel alive. We wanted to just be really honest and not hold back in any way.

What did you want to accomplish technically or narratively that you might not have tried before?

I think we were always willing to try anything and see what works, the new music feels like a natural progression from before.

Since you lived with the songs for a while, which ones resonate with you the most and has you excited to bring to the fans?

All of the songs you hear, that make it to the final stage, are ones that we really love and just have to release. “Screws”’ is definitely a favorite and one that we feel really represents the tone and starts off the story. We’re super grateful to see such a warm reaction to all of the songs though. “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” is a really personal song about dreaming big and trying to make it. “Black And White” is one we wrote three years ago and have been dying to get out in the world. And “Karma” is a bit of a political song, and rallying cry against greed.

DREAMERS’ latest EP, ‘Launch,’ is available now!

Obviously, you have a great chemistry as a band. What do you bring out in each another creatively?

I’m lucky be able to play with such great musicians and people. We all elevate each other and inspire each other to be better, in a no-ego kind of way. It makes the creative process fun and one that can really fly.

You hosted an EP Release party at Harvard & Stone in Hollywood. Congratulations on the release! I’m sure it’s a relief to have it out! What was that experience like?

It was great to be able to have a party where all our friends could come, other bands we’ve toured with and written with, bands we’re bringing on our tour in the fall, the producers we made the record with, our whole record label and some of fans that have followed and supported us from the very beginning. There’s a great scene of people we’re finding in LA who all just wanna make big things happen and help each other.

People might take for granted what you do to keep things moving forward. Talk about what goes into keeping a band like Dreamers on the rails and moving in the right direction.

We take no days off lately and just do it all the time, we just wanna work really hard and take advantage of this as long as it lasts. It’s the best job in the world and what we’ve always fought to be able to do, so it doesn’t really feel like work. It takes a lot of work and no BS if it’s gonna be any good. If it were easy it wouldn’t be valuable.

What are the biggest challenges you faced and overcame as a young band?

We’ve all been in bands for our whole adult lives, sleeping on floors around the country playing to no one in random towns. We’ve had vans breakdown in the middle of the desert, endless sleepless nights driving to make it to the next show. We’ve lost friends and relationships. The biggest challenge of all is probably just believing that you can really do it. I gotta say that all the challenges are nothing compared to what we’ve gained and all the adventures we’ve had. Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

How have you evolved over the course of your career?

I like to think of music as a slow steady improvement of skills. When you first try to play a guitar your fingers just can’t make the right shapes, but you practice and sleep on it, and it slowly gets easier. I think we’re doing the same thing we always have, we’re just a little better and a little wiser just from having done it a little longer.

You have productive years ahead. Where are you headed musically — short and long term?

We’re going on a headline tour throughout the US this fall, bringing some amazing other artists with us (Weathers, Morgxn and Rad Horror). We’re releasing the second EP soon, and tons more music in the works. Long term we want to see how far we can take this ride, the future is always uncertain but the sky’s the limit. We’re eager to tour abroad. We’ll take it the moon if we get the chance. We want to make crazier and crazier music, and keep expanding our horizons.

As an artist, many things can be said about the current state of music. What excites you about music today?

We’re finding an amazing scene of bands in LA who want to make rock, and new interesting alternative music. Everybody helps each other out and wants everyone to succeed. There seems to be a space for it and lots of listeners who want it. That’s an exciting thing to be a part of and it makes us hopeful for the future of deep and interesting music.

What’s the best way for fans to support your band?

You can support in any way you like, join us, come to a show, buy a t-shirt, like us, follow us, dream big and create joy. Spread the word or just listen to us. That alone means the world and makes this thing valuable.

You faced challenges and learned things from your time with this project. What’s the best lesson we can take from your journey?

Be good to people, be nice. You get what you give.

Follow the continuing adventures of DREAMERS! Visit the band’s official website at www.dreamersuniverse.com. Connect with the band on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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