Dirty Heads announce partnerships with WhyHunger and Hard Rock International

By on July 1, 2014
Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads are set to release the aptly titled Sound of Change on (7/8) via Five Seven Music. The album is just what it says it is: the band has expanded their sound with tracks varying from club bangers to rap tracks to pop hits, all while maintaining their feel good vibe. As ambassadors for WHYHUNGER’S Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program the band is continuing their ongoing commitment by raising awareness and funds to fight hunger and poverty through their partnership with HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL. To commemorate the ongoing partnership, $20,000 has recently been donated to WHYHUNGER in exchange for personal DIRTY HEADS items that will join the memorabilia collection at Hard Rock International.

 

The SOUND OF CHANGE release event will be held at Hollywood, CA’s HARD ROCK CAFE location on Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday, July 8th. Big supporters of the band, KROQ radio will be giving away tickets on air to the event. Fans will be educated about the work of the band’s charity partner, WHYHUNGER.

 

WHYHUNGER works to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food. They also support grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Throughout the tour, auction packages for Dirty Heads Meet & Greets will be made available in 14markets and the band will be giving away support wristbands in exchange for a minimum donation to the cause on the road. Further info can be found at www.whyhunger.org/summermeals.

For Sound of Change, the band tapped into some of the best producers around to contribute to the album. Grammy award winning producer

Supa Dups (Drake, Bruno Mars, Eminem) worked on “Medusa” and “Radio,” Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $Sign) co-produced “Silence,” Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs)produced “My Sweet Summer,” David Bassett (Fitz & The Tantrums, Josh Groban) co-produced “Hear You Coming,” LD (aka LDontheCut) co-produced “Franco Eyed” and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime with Rome) produced the remaining tracks. The album also features guest vocals by B Real of legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill on “Franco Eyed,” Tech N9ne (collaborated with Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B.) on “Burn Slow” and Ward 21 (collaborated with Major Lazer, 311) on “Medusa.”

 

 

Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, Dirty Heads released their debut album,

Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the RIAA certified gold track “Lay Me Down,” a song that spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist. Rolling Stone touted the ‘Heads as one of the year’s best new bands and they were among the first bands featured on YouTube’s Raw Session. The band followed with their sophomore effort Cabin By The Sea, which saw three hit singles “Spread Too Thin,” “Dance All Night,” as well as the album’s title track “Cabin By The Sea.” The album featured a number of special guests including Matisyahu, KyMani Marley, and Del the Funky Homosapien; debuted on the Billboard Top 20 and peaking at #8 on iTunes overall music chart, #4 on iTunes Alternative chart and #3 on iTunes Independent chart. In addition to the immense fan devotion, press quickly fell in love with the album with Huffington Post declaring, “Summer…officially has its soundtrack.” The band quickly followed up with their first ever fully acoustic album titled Home – Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions, which debuted Top 5 on the iTunes charts in the fall of 2013.

 

Dirty Heads Tour Dates:

 

7/16/2014

Minneapolis MN Cabooze

7/17/2014

Milwaukee WI The Rave

7/18/2014

Chicago IL Concord Music Hall

7/19/2014

Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit

7/21/2014

Portland ME The State Theatre

7/22/2014

Philadelphia PA River Stage @ Penn’s Landing

7/23/2014

Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

7/24/2014

Huntington, NY NY The Paramount

7/25/2014

Montclair NJ The Wellmont

7/26/2014

Asbury Park NJ The Stone Pony Summer Stage

7/27/2014

Baltimore MD Pier Six

7/29/2014

Charlotte NC The Fillmore

7/30/2014

Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues

7/31/2014

Lake Buena Vista/Orlando FL House of Blues

8/1/2014

Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live

8/2/2014

St. Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre

8/4/2014

Austin TX Stubbs Waller Creek

8/5/2014

Dallas TX South Side Ballroom

8/7/2014

Tempe AZ The Marquee

8/8/2014

Las Vegas NV The Beach at Mandalay Bay

8/9/2014

San Diego CA RIMAC Arena

8/10/2014

Paso Robles CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre

8/11/2014

Reno NV Grand Sierra Resort

8/13/2014

Morrison/Denver CO Red Rocks Amphitheater

8/15/2014

Salt Lake City UT USANA Ampitheater w/ 311

8/16/2014

Garden City ID Revolution Center

8/17/2014

Redmond WA Marymoor Park

8/18/2014

Portland OR Roseland Theatre

8/19/2014

San Francisco CA Warfield Theater

 

 Dirty Heads Online:

 

www.dirtyheads.com

https://www.facebook.com/DirtyHeads

https://twitter.com/dirtyheads

http://fivesevenmusic.com/

DaveHHM

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.

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