Arguably, the most successful reggae-fusion band from Southern California since Sublime, announced new tour dates.
The Dirty Heads, from Huntington Beach, recently released a new album, the band’s first self-titled album on July 15, 2016.
After releasing Sound of Change (2014) and Home Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions (2013), the latest release from The Dirty Heads is less experimental, like the previous two releases, and far closer to the band’s reggae, hip-hop roots with Any Port in a Storm (2008) and Cabin By the Sea (2012).
Vocalist, Jared “Dirty J” Watson shared with fans on social media prior to the album’s release: “This album is way more reggae and hip-hop than the last album. That’s why, there is no title; this album is a self-titled Dirty Heads album.”
The Dirty Heads’ self-titled album features eleven songs, utilizing five different producers. The Dirty heads collaborated with producers Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, John Legend, Joss Stone), Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Collie Buddz, SOJA), and longtime collaborator and friend of the band, Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome.
Along with the album release, The Dirty Heads have been on a major media tour, featuring stops on NBC’s Today Show, as well as Alternative Rock Magazine, Relix and a multitude of local radio stations from coast to coast.
In support of the new album, The Dirty Heads spent the summer touring alongside Sublime with Rome, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker, as well as crossover dates with Matisyahu and 311.
One highlight of the summer tour dates was Dirty Heads’ headlining performance at Irvine Meadows in California. It was a very sentimental performance, as it was the band’s first time headlining the massive outdoor venue, but one of the last reggae shows of the venue’s history. Irvine Meadows will be closing their doors at the end of the year.
Now, the band will have a chance to take their new studio tracks on the road for a full headlining tour of the United States this fall. Beginning on September 24th in Las Vegas, The Dirty Heads will embark on a 30-date nationwide tour. Some of the tour stops include New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, Washington and California.
The Dirty Heads will also be performing four dates in Canada, featuring concerts in Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton. The fall tour will come to a conclusion at the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, California December 11th.
For more details on The Dirty Heads and to view the new music video, follow the links below.
Video: The Dirty Heads – “That’s All I Need” (Official Music Video)