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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:

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

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.