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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.


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

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

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.