Monday, May 17, 2010


New York Band's Live Album Debuts at #2 on iTunes Reggae Chart

Jacksonville, FL - On Friday, May 28th, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performs at Jack Rabbits. The quartet recently completed a month-long U.S. tour with G. Love & Special Sauce. GPGDS will be performing at numerous festivals this summer including Wakarusa, Nateva, All Good, and GrassRoots. Their new album LIVE UP! was released on November 24th; it debuted at number two on iTunes' Reggae Chart.

LIVE UP! is a selection of high-quality, previously unreleased live recordings, hand picked by Rochester NY's psychedelic reggae road warriors. The independently released album's 11 tracks were selected from five different concerts in 2008 and 2009.

Giant Panda has played 500 shows in the past three years, touring relentlessly and developing a widespread grassroots following. The group has performed at premier venues and festivals across the U.S. including Red Rocks and Rothbury. LIVE UP! exemplifies the tight musicianship and dynamic live show experience GPGDS is known for. The album was produced and mixed by the band's sound engineer and show archivist Joel Scanlon. It complements their debut studio release Slow Down (2006).

LIVE UP! is the closing statement of Giant Panda's former six-piece lineup, as they are now forging ahead as a quartet.

"The reality of this band is that we're always evolving - musically, spiritually, and within our own circle," says GPGDS bassist James Searl. "LIVE UP! documents the sound and chemistry that six people shared with each other and crowds around the nation. We're excited about the future as a quartet, and eager to explore new territories."

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is currently on tour and has already begun working on material for a new studio album.

Friday, May 28 @ Jack Rabbits

Doors: 8:00 PM
All Ages
$12 adv / $15 day of

Opening band: Greenhouse Lounge

1528 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Tour Dates
May 14 - Ithaca, NY - Castaways
May 19 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
May 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
May 22 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
May 23 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 25 - Blacksburg, VA - Attitudes
May 26 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
May 27 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
May 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
May 29 - Orlando, FL - The Social
May 30 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
May 31 - St. Petersburg, FL - Local 662
June 01 - Tallahassee, FL - Engine Room
June 03 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay
June 06 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa
June 10 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 11 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
June 12 - Newmarket, NH - Stone Church
June 19 - Ellicottville, NY - Jam-Boree Festival
June 24 - New York, NY - Rocks Off Concert Cruise
June 26 - Ludlow, VT - Okemo Mountain Resort
July 02 - Sterling, NY - Sterling Stage
July 03 - Oxford, ME - Nateva Festival
July 09 - Masontown, WV - All Good Music Festival
July 10 - Niagara Falls, NY - Hard Rock Cafe
July 17 - Warsaw, NY - Upstate Boogie Music Festival
July 22 - Trumansburg, NY - GrassRoots Festival
July 29 - Roanoke, VA - Martin's Downtown
July 30 - Lignum, VA - Mustock
Aug 12 - Westerly, RI - Paddy's Beach
Aug 14 - North Creek, NY - Music By The River

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