Thursday, April 22, 2010

Slightly Stoopid Announce Headlining US Tour w/ Cypress Hill, Steel Pulse and More!

With their grassroots approach, the members of Slightly Stoopid have built a worldwide following of die-hard fans. - Live Daily

It might be tempting to lump Ocean Beach’s Slightly Stoopid in with a myriad of, for lack of a better description, stoner bands, but you’d be completely missing a key point: this is a group of incredibly creative and capable musicians. With 6 members, they are able to relay an incredibly rich sound, complete with horns, keys, and some truly amazing acoustic work - Ultimate Guitar

What this band creates musically has much more depth and versatility than what the minimalistic term of “stoner music” implies. -

San Diego-based dub/rock/psychedelic-jam phenoms SLIGHTLY STOOPID have just announce a massive headlining US tour accompanied by legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill. The tour, named Cauzin Vapors... Legalize It, and riding behind the political undertones of "legalizing it," will kick off in mid-July and see both bands traveling from California to New York, along the entire eastern coastline, and across the country, with stops at this year's acclaimed Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and the Mile High Music Festival in Colorado. Prior to their July dates, SLIGHTLY STOOPID will start their Summer festivities by traversing the entire West Coast with the mighty Steel Pulse and friends and label-mates The Expendables, in addition to more Summer festival performances to be announced.

Slightly Stoopid has recently logged some serious road miles as part of their annual Summer Ampitheater Tours. Past creative touring partners and lineups include Snoop Dogg, The Marley's, G Love & Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Sly & Robbie and Pepper. They have also shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, The Roots, Toots and the Maytals, Bad Religion, among others over the course of their career. In addition to their incessant criss-crossing of the U.S., which also includes previous appearances at other prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits, and New Orleans Jazz Fest, the group has played sold-out shows in Australia, Japan, Guam, Amsterdam, Portugal and Denmark, the U.K., Germany, Holland, and the Dominican Republic. “Without [the fans], we’d just be playing at the bar,” admits Kyle. “They make it worth our while – when we go out and people are having that good of a time, the energy goes back and forth. Just a good time – we rely on each other’s energy.” And all you have to do is look at the list of artists that Slightly Stoopid has played with, to get a feel for how much of a large and diverse audience they appeal to.

The Slightly Stoopid story can be traced to Ocean Beach, California, when childhood chums Miles and Kyle formed the group in 1995, mixing reggae and punk sounds into one smooth stylistic cocktail. Soon after, late/great Sublime frontman Brad Nowell caught wind of the group, and signed them to his Skunk Records label – while the band members were still in high school. A pair of releases soon followed for Skunk - 1996's punk-tinged SLIGHTLY STOOPID (featuring a guest appearance by Nowell on the song “Prophet” – later covered by Sublime and released on their box set, EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN) and 1998's surf-inspired cult classic THE LONGEST BARREL RIDE. Most recently, the band has continued their mainstream successes, seeing their last two albums, 2007's CHRONCHITIS, (which featured guest appearances by Guru of Gang Starr, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys and G. Love) and 2008's SLIGHTLY NOT STONED ENOUGH TO EAT BREAKFAST YET STOOPID, charting in the Billboard Top 100, with both albums appearing on the band's own Stoopid Records.

To date, the band has sold over 750,000 records on their own label, has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has had their songs appear on hit television series' Scrubs, The O.C., Cribs, and more. Slightly Stoopid has also consistently been selling out venues and ampitheaters across the country for the past 3+ years and consistently appear on Pollstar's top grossing tours.

* Download the Slightly Stoopid Playlist (including various songs from the band) here!

Slight Stoopid Live!

w/ Steel Pulse & The Expendables
6/18 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
6/19 Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater
6/20 Spokane, WA - TBA
6/22 Missoula, MT - Ryan Creek Meadows
6/23 Boise, ID - TBA

w/ The Expendables
6/24 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
6/25 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Pool
6/26 Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre

w/ Cypress Hill
7/16 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/17 San Diego, CA - Cricket Pavilion

w/ Cypress Hill & Collie Buddz
7/21 Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
7/22 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
7/23 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
7/24 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park
7/25 Asbury Park, NJ - TBA
7/28 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheatre
7/30 Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Pavilion
7/31 Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
8/01 Buffalo, NY - Rocks The Harbor
8/04 Detroit, MI - State Theater
8/06 Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Pavilion
8/07 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/08 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Outdoors (no Cypress Hill)
8/12 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
8/13 Omaha, NE - Anchor Inn
8/14 Commerce City, CO - Mile High Music Festival
8/18 Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
8/19 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
8/20 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
8/21 West Boca Raton, FL - Sunset Cove Amphitheatre

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