Big things are on the way for Through The Roots! The San Diego based band has announced that they will be playing a few shows in Hawaii & Guam this summer. In addition, these shows will all lead up to the release of their first full-length album, Take You There!
After the release, they hit the road with Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown on Iration’s Automatic Summer Tour.
The band will start the beginning of their stacked summer schedule with a 4th of July show at the Wave House in San Diego, CA, with reggae legend, Barrington Levy. From there, TTR will fly over the North Pacific Ocean and embark on their adventure as they make their debut on the island of Guam for a couple of shows! They will be headlining the 2013 Guam Live Festival, playing along with 8 other artists.
According to TTR’s manager, Grant Betrix, “we are really excited because we get to go to Chris’ home in Guam and Brady’s home on the big island.” All the bands for the festival have roots in Guam, and since lead guitarist, Chris Cruz, is of Chamorro decent, the festival’s promoter contacted the band.
In the last year, between playing shows, the guys have been busy working on new material for the release of their first full-length album. The album is titled, Take You There and is set to be released at the end of July.
The band recorded 5 tracks in Studio A of EastWest Recording Studios located in Los Angeles, California. Studio A has hosted some of the world’s greatest musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones. The remaining tracks were recorded in San Diego out of Big Fish Recording Studios.
The full-length will be about 9 tracks with no guest features.Take You There is being self-produced with a little help from the people at 3dB Soundworks in LA.
Following the release of Take You There, the band hits the road for a nationwide tour in support of Iration’s Automatic release. As you can see, the hard work that these guys have put in throughout the years is beginning to pay off.
Through The Roots upcoming Tour Dates:
July 4th @ The Wave House. San Diego, CA. (with Barrington Levy)
July 13th @ Guam Greyhound Park. Guam.
August 5th @ Star Theater. Portland, OR. **
August 9th @ The Grand Theatre at The Complex. Salt Lake City, UT. **
August 13th @ The Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE. **
August 14th @ The Firebird, St Louis, MO. **
August 15th @ Small’s, Detroit, MI. **
August 16th @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL.?**
August 20th @ The Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY. **
August 21st @ Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA. **
August 22nd @ Highline Ballroom, New York, NY. **
August 23rd @ Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA. **
August 24th @ U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC. **
August 26th @ Seacrets, Ocean City, MD. **
August 28th @ The Norva, Norfolk, VA. **
August 29th @ House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. **?
August 30th @ Freebird Live, Jacksonville, FL. **
August 31st @ Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL. **
September 1st @ Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL. **
September 2nd @ Masquerade, Atlanta, GA. **
September 4th @ The House of Blues – Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX. **
September 5th @ House of Rock, Corpus Christi, TX. **
September 6th @ Antone’s Night Club, Austin, TX. **
September 7th @ Trees, Dallas, TX. **
September 10th @ The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK. **
September 12th @ The Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM. **
September 13th @ Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ. **
September 14th @ Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ. **
September 18th @ Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. **
September 19th @ Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA. **
September 20th @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA. **
September 21st @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA. **(with special guests Seedless)
** Iration’s Automatic Summer Tour with Iration, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown
Through The Roots Links:
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Article By: David Garcia
Photo By: David Norris
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