Reggae-influenced, alternative rock is not a genre that you hear about every day, but Iration is not your everyday band. The members are all from Hawaii and were brought together in Santa Barbara, California. The group is one of the leading bands in what is appropriately named, Sunshine Reggae. Um, hello, that’s most definitely our new favorite genre!
If you’ve never heard of them, then you’ve come to the right place as we’re about to show you what you’ve been missing. The band’s latest single ‘Chill Out’ is a melodic rock track about self-love, acceptance, and feeling comfortable in your skin. That is one of the hardest concepts for many people to accept, and we could use more songs like it floating about. We love the chill vibe this song brings to the table. Check it out the lyric video below or stream the song here!
If you’re dying to see them perform live, then you’re in luck! The group has just added some Spring tour dates to their Heatseeker’s Tour schedule. The winter shows kick off February 6 in Bakersfield, California. HIRIE and The Ries Brothers are set to be the special guests for the Spring shows. In addition to the added dates, Iration will also be performing at the One Love Cali Reggae Festival in Long Beach, California on February 9, and Reggae Rise Up Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 22.
Recently added dates are as follows:
April 30: Austin, TX at Stubb’s
Friday, May 1: Houston, TX at House of Blues
Saturday, May 2: Dallas, TX at Bomb Factory
Sunday, May 3: Corpus Christi, TX at Concrete Street Pavilion
Tuesday, May 5: Birmingham, AL at Iron City
Thursday, May 7: Richmond, VA at The National
Friday, May 8: Hampton Beach, NH at Hampton Beach Ballroom
Saturday, May 9: Portland, ME at Aura
Sunday, May 10: Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore
Wednesday, May 13: New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place
Thursday, May 14: Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
Friday, May 15: Pontiac, MI at Crofoot Ballroom
Saturday, May 16: Chicago, IL at Riviera Theater
Sunday, May 17: Omaha, NE at Slowdown
For the full list of tour dates, click here!
The band shared this quote, “You’ve got a Spring fever, and the only prescription is more Iration,” and we could not agree more as we are craving some sunshine! So while you’re waiting for the tour to start, stream their self-titled album here!
Are you as stoked for Iration’s tour as we are? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop!
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Featured Image Source: Chris Colclasure