As mentioned in our 2015 Most Anticipated Albums feature, Fortunate Youth has a new albums scheduled to drop on May 5th, 2015. In addition to that release, they have announced their plans for their Don’t Think Twice Spring Tour. Lets check the details, dates & links.
Once Fortunate Youth finishes up a string of support dates with The Expendables on the 4th annual Winter Blackout Tour on January 28th and will begin their Don’t Think Twice Spring Tour alongside Hirie and New Jersey’s own Sensamotion on March 17th. Fortunate Youth will kick the tour off at Jack’s Bar in San Antonio, TX. The Spring Tour will cover 26 cities in 14 states across the US and will conclude on April 19th in Las Vegas, NV. During their tour, they will also perform with Tribal Seeds and Passafire. Fans will also see them perform at the California Roots Music & Arts Festival over Memorial Day weekend on May 24th.
The Don’t Think Twice tour is being presented by Calibis Clothing, a unity brand derived from music, roots and culture by way of positivity and love. The Pier caught up with Calibis while they were in Guam to ask how they came to sponsor this tour.
Tomas Omallan, of Calibis, told The Pier: “We were vending at Reggae In the Hills (festival) and were blown away by their performance. When they came to Sacramento for a show, we finally got to meet the band. From then on our positive vibes paralleled. Every time we watch them perform, we witnessed a band with true passion for what they do and a great sense of positive energy. We knew by combining our positive energy, our ripple will reach greater heights. We invited them to our first annual Trenchfest in Guam as friends. They left as family!”
Coming May 5th, 2015, a couple weeks after their Spring Tour wraps up, Fortunate Youth will release what they currently intend on calling ‘Don’t Think Twice’ as their 3rd studio album set to include 12 total tracks. The 6-piece reggae group from South Bay-Hermosa Beach, CA have been in the studio from 1/5 – 1/13 and then again from 1/18-1/23. They’re producing the album themselves while tracking & recording out of 17th Street Recording Studio as well as cuttin’ up some things at Castaway Studios in Santa Barbara, CA. Lew Richards has been the engineer for the new album out of 17th and it looks like we’ll have more details on this new release following their upcoming sessions at the studio.
Let’s hope for some new songs to be performed live during their Don’t Think Twice Spring Tour. Don’t be surprised to witness some onstage collaborations as Fortunate Youth likes to incorporate their support acts into some songs at the end of their set. Check the dates, details and links below…
Fortunate Youth Website
Calibis Clothing Website
Article By: Mike Patti
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