BAND REVEALS FIRST FULL SUMMER TOUR AFTER TWO YEAR HIATUS
San Diego, CA-based Slightly Stoopid announce the first round of dates for their Summer Traditions 2022 tour — a nod to the summer outdoor amphitheater circuit the band has performed annually since 2007 but hasn’t taken place for the last two years due to the pandemic. Fans gain first access to the artist presale beginning Wednesday, February 23rd at 10 AM local time, where a very limited amount of “early bird” tickets will be available in each market for $24.99 + fees. Tickets will be available at SlightlyStoopid.com/tour.
Joining Slightly Stoopid for their Summer Traditions 2022 tour are special guests Pepper, Common Kings, and Fortunate Youth. Summer Traditions was originally intended as the 2020 tour package, later canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a consistent two decades on the road came to a halt in 2020, Slightly Stoopid has committed to deliver the same line-up and same experience, amongst many of the same venues in 2022! In an abbreviated 2021, Slightly Stoopid performed a handful of shows including Petco Park in their hometown San Diego, and a landmark two-night sold-out Red Rocks “Double On The Rocks” weekend, which also streamed worldwide on FANS/Relix/Twitch channel to over three million viewers. Summer Traditions 2022 is sure to remain an annual rite of passage for the group’s diehard fanbase known as “Stoopidheads”, as they travel the states, sharing good times with one another through music and community, as they have done since the band’s inception 25 years ago.
The 2022 edition of Summer Traditions kicks off in Bonner, MT on July 7, and routes the beloved So-Cal band throughout North America, including stops at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Santa Barbara Bowl, Mann Center in Philadelphia, the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ ending with a massive hometown show at Petco Park in San Diego. All currently announced dates are listed below, with additional dates to be announced soon.
Miles Doughty exclaimed, “We’re super pumped to hit the road this summer and finally bring the Summer Traditions Tour around the country!! Always a blessing to share the stage with our good friends Pepper, Common Kings, and Fortunate Youth. We’re looking forward to some epic collaborations on stage and are stoked to keep our summertime tradition going! See you soon Party People!”
Since 1995, Slightly Stoopid continues to be a musical brotherhood. Founded by Doughty and Kyle McDonald, two musicians determined to succeed on their own terms, the pair of long-time childhood friends, has created a multi-genre fusion of rock, reggae, and blues with hip-hop, funk, American folk, metal, and punk. They remain unwavering in their principles of independence, honoring their diversity of influences and mentors, and furthering their inherited legacy of the Southern California sound. Slightly Stoopid has built a sweeping legacy for itself, continuously expanding in diversity and repertoire. Warriors of the road, their touring has grown exponentially both domestically and internationally with sold-out headlining dates across the world, and festival appearances at famed events such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, New Orleans Jazz Fest, ACL, Outside Lands, and Cali Vibes amongst countless others.
Twenty-five years into the journey, the prolific collective has much to celebrate; the band founded their own record label, Stoopid Records (over one mil catalog sales and two RIAA certified Gold singles), created and curate their annual sold-out Closer to the Sun destination music festival in Mexico, launched a line of unique, high-quality cannabis products under the guise of Stoopid Organics, and continue to explore (and master) the art of musical collaboration, most recently with such artists such as Bob Weir, Cypress Hill, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos, Chali2na, G. Love, the Marley family, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Slightly Stoopid is currently riding high on their latest single “Everyday People (Headhunter remix)” featuring hip-hop legend B-Real of Cypress Hill, and long-time collaborator and friend G. Love (G. Love & Special Sauce). The track was produced by Miguel Happoldt (Sublime/Skunk Records) and George Spits (Llama Beats). The foundation of the remix is built upon a drum sample from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters’ 1975 anthem, “God Make Me Funky,” lending a brilliant jazz fusion and funk vibe elevated by B-Real’s (of Cypress Hill) fresh bars and coupled with G. Love’s original lyrics.
Slightly Stoopid Summer Traditions 2022 Tour Dates:
Jul 07 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
Jul 08 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Jul 09 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Jul 10 – Tacoma, WA – Haub Family Field
Jul 14 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort
Jul 15 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Jul 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul 22 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
Jul 23 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Jul 28 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Jul 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann
Jul 30 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug 04 – St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Aug 07 – Key West, FL – Coffee Butler Amphitheater
Aug 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Villa Hispana Pavilion
Aug 12 – Sandy, UT – Rio Tinto Stadium
Aug 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug 19 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
Aug 20 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
Aug 21 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
Sep 03 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
All shows with special guests Pepper, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth with more shows to be announced soon
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