New EP Halo Out June 17th
Pre-Order Here for Instant Grat Track "The Lazy Song"
(Bruno Mars Cover)
BALTIMORE, MD - May 28, 2014 - The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! announce their 2014 Summer headlining Tour today, running from July 18 to August 31. The band's summer dates also include massive gigs with some of the biggest names in the genre - 311, Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome and more. The#SuperHappyFunMoneyTour will kick-off on July 18th in Cleveland, OH and take the band from the East Coast across the Midwest to California, back through Texas and Florida, then back to the East Coast with a massive homecoming show with details TBA soon. Lead singer/guitarist for Ballyhoo!, Howi Spangler explains what this summer means to them, "Summer time is our favorite time to be on the road. The crowds seem to let loose a lot easier. We named the tour #SuperHappyFunMoneyTour as a sort of inside joke. We wanted to try and 'manifest our destiny'. Invoke as much positivity as possible. The hash tag in the name is just a jab at how it's taken over how we use social media. Looking forward to having MD friends Bumpin Uglies and AZ's Fayuca out with us as well!"
The tour is in support of the band's forthcoming EP Halo - due out June 17th via Right Coast Records. iTunes Pre-Order for the EP is now open. The EP features a free bonus track of "The Lazy Song" (Bruno Mars cover) that already debuted at #6 on the iTunes Reggae charts. The EP also features the title track "Halo (Beautiful Day)" produced by the legendary John Feldmann (Neon Trees, Goldfinger, The Used). Feldmann brings out the band's punk energy and pop reggae grooves to the track, reinforcing the band as a fan-loving powerhouse. For more information on the new EP and tour visit: www.ballyhoorocks.com
This new 3-track EP is a follow-up to Ballyhoo!'s 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade. The band independently released the album on their own record label, Right Coast Records, in the summer of 2013 and broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.
Pineapple Grenade features the single "No Good," produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime). The band followed up the single release with a sultry video premiere on FUSE.tv. The video was directed by Wes "Wuz Good" Armstrong (B.o.B, T-Pain, Flo Rida). Check out the video, here: http://youtu.be/Xfn0RdOwNTc.
The first single "Run" saw an early radio add from KRAB Bakersfield and early radio spins by KROQ Los Angeles, WHFS Baltimore, KTCL Denver, and KCXX Riverside among others. Alongside the album release, BALLYHOO! co-headlined the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero. Pineapple Grenade is the band's follow-up to the 2011 LAW Records release of "Daydreams," which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon.
Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band's signature sound on keys. The band recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.
Pre-Order for Ballyhoo!'s new EP Halo is now available on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/haloEP and catch them on tour this summer.
Check out more on Ballyhoo! here:
Summer Tour Dates:
May 30 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
May 31 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
Jun 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock Live
Jun 21 - Selden, Long Island, NY @ Beer Fields Craft Beer & Music Festival w/ Matisyahu
Jun 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live
Jul 6 - Nags Head, NC @ Kelly's Outer Banks
Jul 7 - Ocean City, MD @ Seacret's
Jul 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ VENUE w/ 311
Jul 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/ 311, Sublime with Rome
Jul 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora
Jul 19 - Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
Jul 20 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Jul 22- Camdenton, MO @ Nautifish Rum Bar
Jul 24 - Omaha, NE @ The Hive
Jul 25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis
Jul 26 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Jul 29 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Aug 1 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar
Aug 5 - Sacramento, CA @ The Assembly
Aug 6 - Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryder's
Aug 7 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Aug 8 - Long Beach, CA @ Hydra
Aug 10 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
Aug 12 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Aug 13 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's Bar
Aug 14 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Aug 15 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Aug 16 - Niceville, FL @ Far Gone Music Festival
Aug 19 - Sanford, FL @ West End
Aug 20 - Sarasota, FL @ Cabana Inn
Aug 21 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Aug 22 - Stuart, FL @ Stuart In The Park
Aug 23 - Live Oak, FL @ Blackwater Music Festival
Aug 24 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Boathouse
Aug 26 - Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea
Aug 27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
Aug 28 - Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork
Aug 29 - Nutley, NJ @ Radiant
NOW AVAILABLE -- Download the Free Official Ballyhoo! App:
iOS devices: http://bit.ly/bhooiosapp
Android devices: http://bit.ly/bhooandroid