The Aggrolites are proud to reveal their first live album, Unleashed Live Vol. 1. along with their 5 week North America tour that starts Sept 9th & wraps up October 22nd.. We got the info, lets see what’s in store for The Aggrolites this fall…
With five previous studio releases under their belt, including recently released Rugged Road, the next logical move for the band was a compilation of their favorite songs recorded live from recent shows at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Unleashed Live Vol. 1 features songs from all four previous studio releases plus a version of The Beatles “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Banana” by the legendary reggae artist, Roy Ellis. Release date will be announced sometime this fall and available digitally worldwide and in select retail outlets nationwide.
Fresh” off the entire 44–date Vans Warped Tour, The Aggrolites are yet again headlining a tour around the country, this time in support of their live release. Joining them will be the theatrical Japanese punk rock group, Peelander-Z and the innovative psychedelic reggae quartet, Roots of Creation. Based in NYC, Peelander-Z dynamic live show has gathered attention from worldwide media outlets with a feature by Spin Magazine from their 2011 SXSW performance. Hailing from the northeast, Roots of Creation have combined the laidback grooves of Sublime with the interpretive musicianship of Phish and STS9.
The Pier caught up w/Keyboardist Roger Rivas to get some insight on the upcoming tour!
The Pier What can fans expect from this upcoming fall tour?
Roger: They can expect the same high energy funkiness! We just got done with The Vans Warped tour and are very much looking forward to getting back to the clubs and venues where we really put on an AGGRO experience. The band has never been as tight as we are now! We are excited to take this show on the road once again and make em all shake! Our Funky Reggae sound has just become defined even more with the addition of some much need new elements. Come check it out, twist and shout and have a drink with us!
The Pier: What new songs is Aggrolites looking forward to playing live?
Roger: We are beefing up our arsenal of Aggro Gems. Along with the new jams like “Trial & Error” & ‘”Complicated Girl”, we are heading back to the vault and playing some of these songs that we always get asked to play but have not for some reason. Come get at us before the set with requests..haha. You might alter our setlist just a little. If you are a NEW Aggro fan or a classic follower we will not disappoint. Big party in store for the whole room!
The Aggrolites Unleashed Fall Tour 2011:
Sept 9th @ The Belly Up. San Diego, CA w/ Buck-O-Nine
Sept 14th @ SLO Brew. San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Peelander-Z
Sept 15th @ Slims. San Francisco, CA w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 16th @ Catalyst Atrium. Santa Cruz, CA w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 17th @ Brixton. Redondo Beach, CA w/ Peelander-Z
Sept 18th @ Sail Inn. Phoenix, AZ w/ Peelander-Z
Sept 21st @ Jack’s Bar. San Antonio, TX w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 22nd @ Emo’s. Austin, TX w/ Brothers of Brazil
Sept 23rd @ Prophet Bar. Dallas, TX w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 24th @ Warehouse. Houston, TX w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 25th @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 27th @ House of Blues. New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers of Brazil
Sept 28th @ Masquerade. Atlanta, GA w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 29th @ The Social. Orlando, FL w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Sept 30th @ Local 662. St. Petersburg, FL w/ Peelander-Z & Brothers of Brazil
Oct 1st @ Guanabanas. Jupiter, FL w/ Peelander-Z
Oct 2nd @ Jack Rabbits. Jacksonville, FL w/ Peelander-Z
Oct 3rd @ The Pourhouse. Charleston, SC
Oct 4th @ The Pour House. Raleigh, NC
Oct 5th @ The Jewish Mother. Virginia Beach, VA w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 6th @ The Red Palace. Washington, DC w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 7th @ Union Transfer. Philadelphia, PA w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 8th @ Highline Ballroom. New York, NY w/ Roots of Creation
Oct10th @ Daniel Street. Milford, CT w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 11th @ The Met. Providence, RI w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 12th @ Brighton Music Hall. Boston, MA w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 13th @ Cafe Campus. Montreal, QC w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 14th @ Call the Office. London, ON w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 15th @ Lee’s Palace. Toronto, ON w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 17th @ Magic Stick. Detroit, MI w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 18th @ Grog Shop. Cleveland, OH w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 19th @ Subterranean. Chicago, IL w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 20th @ 7th Street. Minneapolis, MN w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 21st @ Knickerbockers. Lincoln, NE w/ Roots of Creation
Oct 22nd @ Larimer Lounge. Denver, CO w/ Roots of Creation
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Here’s the official music video to the song Trial & Error