Let’s get stoopid. Long Beach based rock/reggae/funk/folk/rap fusion band Slightly Stoopid will return to New York for a huge show at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 22nd in support of last year’s Top Of The World album. The seven-piece band will take the stage to perform hits from throughout their entire career, which now spans over 15 years.
Formed in 1995 by childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid was discovered by the late Sublime front man Bradley Nowell, who immediately signed the band to his record label, Skunk Records, whle the duo was still in high school. Since then, the band has expanded to include a full line-up, which sees the band reach newer levels of success each year. The band has opened for the likes of The Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, and G. Love among many others, and recently did a co-headlining amphitheater tour with Snoop Dogg, entitled ‘Blazed and Confused’. 2011 saw the band perform at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios, which was broadcast as a live webcast with guests like Karl Denson, Ivan and Ian Neville, and Tommy Chong.
However, last year’s album, Top of the World, saw the band reach it’s biggest heights yet. The album featured a bevy of collaborations from some widely respected names – the aforementioned Ian Neville and Karl Denson (who is considered an unofficial member of the band), Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5, G. Love, and reggae legends Barrington Levy and Don Carlos. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard 200 charts, the band’s highest debut to date, and was widely praised by critics. Relix called the album “some of their most ambitious work yet” and said it was “sure to bring the Summer vibes even when the snow is falling” – perfect for New York City in March.
San Diego based reggae band Tribal Seeds will open the show up. The group is fronted by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo and Tony-Ray Jacobo, who grew up influenced by the likes of Bob Marley and Steel Pulse. They have toured extensively, sharing the stage with MGMT, The Wailers, and Matisyahu among others. Their albums, while released independently, have made waves on the iTunes reggae chart, where their latest album, Soundwaves, debuted at #2.
Don’t miss Slightly Stoopid at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 22nd!
Tickets are on sale now, right here.