Ballyhoo! to Play Full Warped Tour

By on June 14, 2012

Named on’s “100 Bands to Watch List”
Watch Ballyhoo!’s NEW Music Video for “Last Night,” here: 
“Having BALLYHOO! join the LAW Records family is a perfect fit. They are an incredibly
talented band with a really catchy style”.
– Yesod Williams, LAW Records owner and lead singer of PEPPER
The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! will be kicking off their first full run of the Vans Warped Tour, this Saturday, June 16th in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Baltimore-based band started off their summer with a bang, performing on 311’s Five-Day Caribbean Cruise and at Bamboozle Festival, with headliners the Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi. The band has been gaining momentum since signing with LAW Records for their Fall 2011 album, Daydreams, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. predicted that Ballyhoo! would be a band to watch this year, and this foursome has certainly been living up to the hype.
Performing on Warped Tour has always been a goal for the band, ever since Ballyhoo! formed over a decade ago. Howi Spangler, lead singer and guitarist for Ballyhoo!, says, “It’s an honor to be invited by Kevin Lyman on such a world­ famous tour. We’ve been trying for years to get on this tour and are excited to finally be joining the ranks!”
The band teamed up with Director, Raúl Gonzo (Thom Yorke, David Lynch, Enter Shikari, Versa Emerge) to create the music video for “Last Night,” which was shot in L.A. and just released on May 29th.
Ballyhoo! has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and reggae including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Authority Zero, Toots & The Maytals and Matisyahu.
Spangler has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice and drummer Donald “Big D” Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats, which are underlined by JR Gregory’s funky and witty bass lines. Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) rounds it out on the turntables and keys.
Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been turning heads in the rock radio scene as well. WRFF Philadelphia, DC 101 in Washington, DC, and the syndicated rock giant, Sirius Faction, have all been featuring the band’s tunes in preparation for their Warped Tour debut.
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Vans Warped Tour Dates:
June 16    Salt Lake City, UT      UT State Fairpark
June 17    Denver, CO                   Invesco Field @ Mile High
June 20    Las Vegas, NV              Plaza Hotel Parking Lot
June 21    Irvine, CA                     Orange County Great Park
June 22    Pomona, CA                 Pomona Fairplex
June 23    San Francisco, CA      Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 24    Ventura, CA                 Seaside Park @ Ventura County Fair
June 27    San Diego, CA             Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 28    Phoenix, AZ                 Ashley Furniture Pavilion
June 29    Las Cruces, NM          NMSU Practice Field
June 30    San Antonio, TX         AT&T Center
July 1       Houston, TX                Minute Maid Park
July 3       Dallas, TX                    Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 5      St. Louis, MO               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 6      Detroit, MI                   Comerica Park
July 7      Chicago, IL                   1st Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 8      Minneapolis, MN        Canterbury Park
July 9      Kansas City, KS           Capitol Fed @ Sandstone
July 10    Indianapolis, IN         Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 11    Cleveland, OH             Blossom Music Center
July 12    Pittsburgh, PA            1st Niagara Pavilion
July 13    Toronto, ON                The Flats @ Arrow Hall
July 14    Montreal, QC              Parc Jean – Drapeau
July 15    Hartford, CT               Comcast Theatre
July 17    Buffalo, NY                  Darien Lake Pac
July 18    Scranton, PA               Toyota Pavilion
July 19    Boston, MA                 Comcast Center
July 20    Philadelphia, PA        Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21    New York, NY             Nassau Vets Memorial Coliseum
July 22    Oceanport, NJ            Monmouth Park Racetrack
July 24    Washington, DC        Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25    Virginia Beach, VA    Farm Bureau Live
July 26    Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
July 27    Orlando, FL                Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 28    Miami, FL                    Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 29    Tampa, FL                   Vinoy Park
July 30    Charlotte, NC             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 31    Cincinnati, OH           Riverbend Music Center
Aug 1      Milwaukee, WI          Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 4      Seattle, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug 5      Portland, OR               Washington County Fair Complex 


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.