Named on MTV.com’s “100 Bands to Watch List”
Watch Ballyhoo!’s NEW Music Video for “Last Night,” here: http://bit.ly/KZD7I5
“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. MTV.com 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.
Please head to www.ballyhoorocks.com for more updates.
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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