The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! will be heading out on a national US tour with California reggae outfit, Tribal Seeds. The tour will officially kick-off on August 31st in Indio, California. Proving themselves yet again as tireless road-warriors, the band will gear up for the Tribal Seeds tour by playing shows along the East Coast beginning August 20th - just two weeks after finishing off their first full run of Van's Warped Tour! Ballyhoo! has also been invited to play Shoreline Jam Festival on September 1st in Long Beach, California with The Wailers and Charm City Music Festival on September 15th in Baltimore, Maryland with headliners Weezer, Flogging Molly and Stephen Marley.
Ballyhoo! kicked-off the summer with a bang, performing on 311's Five-Day Caribbean Cruise and at Bamboozle Festival, with headliners the Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi. The band has been gaining momentum since signing with LAW Records for their Fall 2011 album, Daydreams, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. MTV.com predicted that Ballyhoo! would be a band to watch this year, and this foursome has certainly been living up to the hype.
Ballyhoo! has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and reggae including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Authority Zero, Toots & The Maytals and Matisyahu.
Lead singer/guitarist Howi Spangler has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice and drummer Donald "Big D" Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats, which are underlined by JR Gregory's funky and witty bass lines. Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) rounds it out on the turntables and keys.
Ballyhoo!'s relaxed sound mixed with the band's energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national rock radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!'s summer radio play include 100+ spins per week on Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia, Star 101.9 in Honolulu and on syndicated rock giant, Sirius Faction.
Please head to www.ballyhoorocks.com for more updates.
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Remaining Vans Warped Tour Dates:
July 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
August 3 Richland, WA Ray's Golden Lion
August 4 Redmond, WA King County's Marymoor Park
August 5 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Riverfront
Aug 20 Ocean City, MD Seacrets Nite Club
Aug 24 Williamsburg, VA Oceans & Ale
Aug 25 Virginia Beach, VA HK on The Bay
Aug 31 Indio, CA The Date Shed*
Sept 1 Long Beach, CA Shoreline Jam @ Queen Mary Park*
Sept 2 Tempe, AZ Club Red*
Sept 5 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina Ballroom*
Sept 6 St. Louis, MO Firebird*
Sept 7 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State University*
Sept 8 Chicago, IL Reggies
Sept 9 Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom*
Sept 11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live*
Sept 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*
Sept 14 Richmond, VA Capital Ale House*
Sept 15 Baltimore, MD Charm City Music Festival w/ Weezer
Sept 16 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox*
Sept 18 Charlotte, NC Visualite Theatre*
Sept 19 Sanford, FL The West End
Sept 20 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly Double Down Live)
Sept 21 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room*
Sept 22 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live*
Sept 23 Tallahassee, FL Rehab *
Sept 26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live*
Sept 27 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room @ House of Blues*
Sept 28 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock*
Sept 29 Austin, TX Antone's
* denotes tour dates w/ Tribal Seeds
WHERE: Shoreline Jam Queen Mary Park 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: Saturday, September 1st 12pm-10:30pm $35/$40