There are many traditions associated with summer and for the last seven years, performing at U.S. amphitheaters has become a tradition for Slightly Stoopid and their fans. This summer, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will bring their "SUMMER SESSIONS 2014" tour to 25 cities nationwide. Helping them deliver the ultimate jam session, this year's lineup includes D.I.Y. legends NoFX (on select west coast dates), 7-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley (for the entire journey), hip hop icons Cypress Hill (on select west coast dates) and their friends and long-time musical conspirators G. Love & Special Sauce (on select dates), with more special guests to be announced soon.
Kicking off July 9 in Eugene, OR, the Ocean Beach, CA-based ensemble will stop in Seattle, Boise, Las Vegas and Tahoe Vista before hitting the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA (7/18) and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA (7/19). The "Summer Sessions 2014" tour will round out its West Coast dates with shows in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, plus annual hometown show at San Diego, CA's Sleep Train Amphitheater on Saturday, July 26. From there, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will make their way down the East Coast performing in Boston, Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Baltimore, Raleigh, Atlanta and Boca Raton among many other cities before wrapping August 23. Throughout the summer, the band will also be making a few select appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT with more to be announced. See full itinerary below.
As a special incentive to loyal fans who purchase a pre-sale ticket for "Summer Sessions 2014," the band is offering two unreleased studio songs. The free downloads will include the exclusive first offering ever of the newly written and unreleased tracks.
About Slightly Stoopid: SLIGHTLY STOOPID--Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Miles Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals), Ryan "Rymo" Moran (drums), Oguer "OG" Ocon (percussion), Daniel "Dela" Delacruz (saxophone), Paul Wolstencroft (keyboards), Andy Geib (trumpet, trombone) with special guest Karl Denson (saxophone)--has amassed incredible success in their nearly two decades as a band. Their critically acclaimed studio album Top of the World (August 2012) debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #3 on the Billboard Independent chart and #4 on both the Rock and Alternative album charts. This followed the Slightly Stoopid & Friends LIVE AT ROBERTO'S TRI STUDIOS album recorded live from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir's Tri Studios complex featuring special guests Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Don Carlos and Bob Weir himself, which aired exclusively on Palladia. Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, metal, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label. The band has performed twice on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and has appeared on many prestigious festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and for the first time will appear at 2014's Bonnaroo Festival this June. Over the last seven summers, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has headlined packages in outdoor U.S. amphitheaters with such artists as Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, 311, Atmosphere and more.
'Summer Sessions 2014':
7/9 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater - w/ Stephen Marley, TBA
7/10 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater - w/ Stephen Marley, TBA
7/11 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company - w/ Stephen Marley, TBA
7/12 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden - w/ Stephen Marley
7/16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pool at the Cosmopolitan - w/ Stephen Marley
7/17 - Tahoe Vista, CA - North Tahoe Regional Park - w/ NOFX, Stephen Marley
7/18 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre - w/ NOFX, Stephen Marley
7/19 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - w/ NOFX, Stephen Marley
7/23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater - w/ Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill
7/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre - w/ Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill
7/25 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl - w/ Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill
7/26 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater - w/ NOFX, Stephen Marley
7/31 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/1 - Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of the Vibes - FESTIVAL
8/2 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/3 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/6 - Richmond, VA - Pocahontas State Park - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/7 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/8 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/9 - Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/14 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/15 - Cocoa, FL - Riverfront Park - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce
8/16 - Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre - w/ Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce