The tireless ever-progressing, national touring outfit from Aberdeen, Maryland, Ballyhoo!. will be hitting the road hard to start 2013 off with a bang! This will be a full-length national tour, spanning coast-to-coast and everywhere in between. Find out all the latest news from Ballyhoo! inside!
Many bands call their tours national tours, but only consist of ten or so show dates. Ballyhoo! is the picture you see next to the definition of a national touring band. This upcoming tour, The Winter Wonderland Tour with special guests, KayaVibe from Florida, will feature 22-dates in less than thirty days. The tour is crammed together in that span due to Ballyhoo!’s major slot on the 311 Caribbean Cruise, beginning on March 1st. All of this touring is on the backend of touring the North America on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, as well as playing supporting acts to Tribal Seeds on their Night & Day Fall Tour 2012. Fans in California that missed Ballyhoo!’s recent stop in the “Golden State” will unfortunately have to hold out until May, when Ballyhoo! makes their debut at the 4th annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival this coming summer.
2013 already appears to be a big year for Ballyhoo!, as the Maryland reggae-punk rockers are gearing up to record their follow album to the 2011 studio release, Daydreams. One aspect that separates Ballyhoo! from other bands is their openness and willing attitude to allow the fans to be a part of all facets of their music.
Along with numerous shows in the near future, Ballyhoo! is also offering their biggest fans a great deal on their next album. Ballyhoo! recently started the Hardcore Hooligan Package, named after their rabid fan base known as “hooligans”, to be fully entrenched in Ballyhoo!’s making of the album. One of the most notable things is that anyone who buys the “Hardcore Hooligan Package” will get their face in a collage inside the album artwork. There will only be 1,000 prints of the special deluxe edition with your face inside, as well as some other great bonuses! Get all the details HERE!
With this upcoming headlining winter tour, a new album being recorded and featured performances on the 311 Caribbean Cruise for the second straight year, as well as the band’s first time gracing the stage at Cali Roots this summer, the demand for Ballyhoo! continues to grow. The chances to see Ballyhoo! will be abundant, so look for the show or shows near you!
Follow the links below for all your musical needs regarding Ballyhoo, their music and upcoming shows near you!
Upcoming Tour Dates
Dec 27 @ Looney’s Bel Air. Bel Air, MD
Dec 29 @ The Whiskey. Annapolis, MD
Dec 31 @ The Greene Turtle. Aberdeen, MD
Jan 30 @ High Dive. Gainesville, FL
Jan 31 @ Propaganda. Lake Worth, FL
Feb 01 @ Jannus Live. St. Petersburg, FL
Feb 02 @ The Social. Orlando, FL
Feb 05 @ The Soapbox. Wilmington, NC
Feb 06 @ Jewish Mother. Virginia Beach, VA
Feb 07 @ The Stanhope House. Stanhope, NJ
Feb 08 @ Hard Rock Café. Philadelphia, PA
Feb 09 @ Gramercy Theatre. New York, NY
Feb 10 @ Brighton Music Hall. Boston, MA
Feb 13 @ Peabody’s. Cleveland, OH
Feb 14 @ The Woodlands. Columbus, OH
Feb 15 @ Subterranean. Chicago. IL
Feb 16 @ The Sett. Madison, WI
Feb 17 @ Firebird. St. Louis, MO
Feb 19 @ The Waiting Room. Omaha, NE
Feb 21 @ Larimer Lounge. Denver, CO
Feb 22 @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 23 @ The Lift. Red River, NM
Feb 26 @ Vinyl Music Hall. Pensacola, FL
Feb 27 @ Rehab. Tallahassee, Fl
Mar 01 @ Norwegian Pearl. Miami, FL*
Mar 02 @ Norwegian Pearl. Miami, FL*
Mar 03 @ Norwegian Pearl. Miami, FL*
Mar 04 @ Norwegian Pearl. Miami, FL*
Mar 05 @ Norwegian Pearl. Miami, FL*
Apr 14 @ Rumble in the Jungle. Savage, MD
May 25 @ California Roots Music & Arts Festival. Monterey, CA
* With 311, Rebelution, The Aggrolites, Less Than Jake, and more
Article By: Kris Siuta
Photo By: Kit Chalberg
Watch: Ballyhoo! – “Walk Away” Official Music Video
Watch: Ballyhoo! – Hardcore Hooligan Package Promo Video