For nearly ten years Passafire has become a nonstop perpetually touring band, playing hundreds of shows across North America. After spending time in between tours, Passafire is preparing to release their 5th full length studio album this summer! The Pier spoke with Passafire’s Ted Bowne, so find out what he discussed inside!
The Savannah, Georgia reggae-rock quartet, Passafire, recently gave The Pier information regarding up a Summer 2013 release date of their next full length album. Over the past year, Passafire has toured the country from coast to coast and found a safe haven to record at in Texas, called the Sonic Ranch. The Sonic Ranch is the same studio where The Dirty Heads recorded Cabin By The Sea.
When The Pier spoke with Ted Bowne of Passafire, he described the album anticipation simply, “We are excited to be working on our 5th full length studio album this year which will hopefully be ready by early summer time. I’m personally stoked about the fact that we will be doing a lot of the recording at home with my new HD Pro Tools rig that i bought with the money from my studio fundraiser. The fans have actually invested in this album! It’s a beautiful thing!”
In addition to a brand new album coming this summer, Passafire will once again hit the road for a lengthy tour with fellow reggae-rockers, Iration. The winter tour is being called the Heatseekers Tour 2013 and will feature both Passafire and Iration, as well as The Green, Pacific Dub, Through The Roots and Natural Vibrations on select dates.
This tour will be mostly west coast and mountain towns, so fans on the east coast can only hope and dream for witnessing these three bands together in the future. However, Will Kubley (Bass) is looking forward to some of the less traveled spots this time around, stating, “Jackson, Wyoming sounds fun to me. Playing in new spots just adds another level of ‘ I wonder what’s going to happen today?’ The more remote and less traveled to towns are always the best.” If you are in one of those “less traveled to towns” find a show near you to attend!
For more information on some of the remote destinations and big city stops on the Heatseekers Tour 2013 with Iration, Passafire and a whole host of special guests, follow the links below!
Heatseekers 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 25 @ Majestic Theater. Ventura, CA
Jan 26 @ The Rock. Tucson, AZ
Jan 27 @ Tick Falls. El Paso, TX
Jan 30 @ The Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
Jan 31 @ The Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 01 @ Fox Theatre. Boulder, CO
Feb 02 @ Aggie Theatre. Fort Collins, CO
Feb 05 @ Pink Garter Theatre. Jackson Hole, WY
Feb 06 @ Manny’s Sports and Entertainment. Billings, MT
Feb 07 @ The Palace. Missoula, MT
Feb 08 @ Knitting Factory. Spokane, WA
Feb 09 @ Wild Bufalo House of Music. Bellingham, WA
Feb 12 @ Wow Hall. Eugene, OR
Feb 13 @ The Domino Room. Bend, OR
Feb 14 @ The Knitting Factory. Boise, ID
Feb 15 @ Montbleu Resort. Stateline, NV ***
Feb 16 @ The Phoenix Theater. Petaluma, CA ***
Feb 17 @ Fat Cat’s Music House. Modesto, CA
Feb 20 @ Fulton 55. Fresno, CA
Feb 21 @ B Ryders. Bakersfield, CA
Feb 22 @ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 23 @ House of Blues. Anaheim, CA
Mar 01 @ House of Blues. San Diego, CA **
Mar 02 @ House of Blues. San Diego, CA *
*** With The Green, Passafire, & Pacific Dub
** With Through the Roots & Pacific Dub
* With Natural Vibrations & Pacific Dub
Article By: Kris Siuta
Photo By: Kit Chalberg
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