After more than a decade of waiting for these two groups to go on tour, it has FINALLY been announced that Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads will FINALLY head out on the road together. The line-up doesn’t stop there as The Expendables and Stick Figure will also be on the summer bill!
The dates haven’t been released just yet, but the news of Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, specifically, hitting the road together may seem routine, but they’ve actually NEVER toured together! Sure, they’ve shared the bill on various festivals and this past December, Dirty Heads were a part of Stoopid’s Closer to the Sun Mexico getaway, but never a tour… until now!
These are two groups who have so many similar characteristic’s with their music that it’s shocking they haven’t toured or collaborated sooner. Slightly Stoopid is from Ocean Beach, CA while the Dirty Heads are approximately 90-minutes up the coast in Huntington Beach. Both groups have great backgrounds in Acoustic, Reggae, Hip Hop & Alt. Rock. Another thing that makes this exciting as a fan is that these are bands that both enjoy collaborating. Who wouldn’t love to see and hear Slightly Stoopid’s Kyle McDonald and Dirty Heads Duddy B sparring vocals over a Reggae-Hip Hop cut? Or Jon Jon of Dirty Heads in a percussion battle with Slightly Stoopid’s O.G.? Okay, I’m spit-balling here, but that’s just the excitement of the fan in me. Plus, who knows about any surprise guest appearances that just may show up in random cities (i.e. Don Carlos, Tech N9ne) – That’s not confirmed, it’s just happened in the past!
The depth of the tour doesn’t stop there as we have the influence of The Expendables’ Reggae, Metal & Punk in addition to Stick Figure’s more Rootsy Dub Reggae style. This is a well rounded line up of many genre’s sharing the stage for an entire tour and make no mistake, this will be a California Jam throughout the nation as all four groups hail from the beautiful state of California.
We’re in for a treat and we’ll follow this announcement up with their tour-dates and hopefully some answers from the bands regarding their summer plans!
Slightly Stoopid Website
Dirty Heads Website
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The Expendables Website
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Stick Figure Website
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Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Slightly Stoopid – “Closer To The Sun”
Watch: Dirty Heads – “Cabin By The Sea” (The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series)
Watch: The Expendables – “Intro/Sacrifice”
Watch: Stick Figure – “Coming Home”