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


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 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 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:

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