Slightly Stoopid, has hit the road with its, “School’s Out for Summer” tour, in support of the band’s ninth studio album, Everyday Life, Everyday People.
Often joined by other musicians on stage and in the studio, Slightly Stoopid’s new album will feature several guest appearances, including Ali Campbell (UB40), Don Carlos, Alborosie, G. Love, and Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), to name a few. Everyday Life, Everyday People was inspired by the band’s hometown of Ocean Beach/San Diego, California. Feeling the hometown vibe, Slightly Stoopid brought in renowned surf artist painter, and friend, Jay Alders, to hand paint the cover art for the album.
New Yorkers can catch Slightly Stoopid on tour when the band makes three stops in the Empire State, starting on July 27 at the Saranac Brewery in Utica, Aug. 9, at the Ford Amphitheater in Brooklyn, and Aug. 10, at the Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston.
Slightly Stoopid’s Miles Doughty recently spoke about the new album:
We have some insane guests, childhood heroes of ours, from Ali Campbell of UB40, Don Carlos of course, Alborosie, Chali 2na from Jurassic 5, King Yellowman, G Love. It’s been a lot of fun for us, it’s like paying tribute to the people we grew up listening to. They paved the way for so many of the young bands today playing reggae music, and those guys are at the forefront of where it all started.
Doughty added, “I think for us, at the point we are at in our lives; all of us have kids, and we’ve been touring for so long and seen so much, I think all of it is reflected in the new record (Everyday Life, Everyday People) and relates to everyone.”
Remaining North American Dates:
July 19 – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre – Saint Augustine, FL (SOLD OUT)
July 20 – Riverfront Park – North Charleston, SC
July 21 – Vinoy Park – Saint Petersburg, FL
July 22 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL
July 26 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
July 27 – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY
July 28 – Festival Pier @ Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
July 29 – Stone Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ
Aug. 02 – Villa Hispana – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 03 – Arise Music Festival – Loveland, CO*
Aug. 04 – SLC Library – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 05 – Summerfield at Memorial Stadium – Boise, ID
Aug. 09 – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk – Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 10 – Artpark Amphitheater – Lewiston, NY
Aug. 11 – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre – Rochester Hills, MI
Aug. 12 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
Sept. 01 – Del Mar Race Track – Del Mar, CA
Sept. 15 – SmokeOut Festival @ Citizens Bank Arena*Festival – Ontario, CA
Aug. 15 – Melkweg (Max) – Amsterdam, NL
Aug. 16 – Islington O2 Academy – London, UK
Aug. 18 – Rototom Sunsplash – Benicassim, ES