Add Dirty Heads and Iration to a line-up you’ve never seen on tour before. Yeah, they’ve shared the bill on misc. music festivals throughout the years, but they have otherwise never toured together. That all changes this summer when they hit the road beginning May 18th with opening performances by The Movement and Pacific Dub.
The reggae-rock genre is a close-knit community of artists and bands with a massive presence, growing influence and fan-base. Dirty Heads and Iration have long since been at the top of the bill with their presence and influence as each band continues their trajectory into alternative rock and mainstream markets. Two groups who come from similar influences with similar tastes, playing a lot of the same festivals together and yet they have never toured together.
That will change on May 18th when Dirty Heads host Iration, The Movement and Pacific Dub on the first stop of the tour in Chula Vista, CA at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. The national tour will include 28 total dates across 23 states on a early summer tour that concludes on June 30th in Irvine, CA at the Five Point Amphitheatre.
Dirty Heads continue to celebrate the 2017 release of their latest record, Swim Team with hit single “Celebrate” featuring the Unlikely Candidates climbing the alternative rock charts. They’ll be performing the song Wednesday, March 14th on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Of the song, vocalist/guitarist Duddy B explains “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.”
Iration will hopefully be playing brand-new songs from a new full-length album that we hope to see available on tour. They released a new single, “Hit List,” back in January and told The Pier they will have a new record this Summer. Also releasing a new album in 2018 will be The Movement who kicked off the New Year with a new single, “Cool Me Down.” Pacific Dub continues their resurgence in 2018 having released a new single, “Reaching” in January and before that, “Fly Away” featuring Bret Bollinger of Pepper last fall with a new album expected in time for the tour.
Needless to say, there will be a lot of great music around a reggae-rock line-up of bands we’ve never seen before.
Watch: Dirty Heads – “Celebrate”
Listen: Iration – “Hit List”
Listen: The Movement – “Cool Me Down”
Listen: Pacific Dub – “Reaching”