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Ballyhoo! To Release New Album “Pineapple Grenade” on June 25th

Music News | By on May 7, 2013


The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! has announced they will release their new album Pineapple Grenade on June 25th. Pre-order for digital and physical copies will begin Tuesday, May 14th. iTunes pre-order will include 2 bonus tracks. Physical pre-order will include 1 free song and t-shirt bundling options. The band will be hitting the road with Authority Zero in June and stopping by NYC on June 27th at Gramercy Theatre. A few days later on June 30th, they will be playing at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.

Lead singer/ guitarist Howi Spangler sees the new 14-track album as a step forward for the band in many ways, including a new track produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime). “Pineapple Grenade! is more chill than Daydreams [2011] but the songs still hit pretty hard in other ways. We got to play around with guitar tones and different sounds – I love that we try new things with each release.”

Ballyhoo! also announces today they are now sold out of all Gold Certificates via The New York Rock Exchange for the new exclusive acoustic song “Lost At Sea.” Silver certificates are still available but for a limited time only and can be purchased at: https://newyorkrockexchange.com/share/ballyhoo/lost_at_sea

Announced last month, Ballyhoo! will co-headline the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero and special guests Versus The World. The 2-month trek kicks off May 31 in Tempe, AZ and includes 40+ shows across 27 states spanning from California to Canada to Florida.

Pineapple Grenade is Ballyhoo!’s first new album since releasing Daydreams in the Fall of 2011, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. The success of Daydreams led the band to navigate their most successful year yet, playing 166 shows in 2012 including the Vans Warped Tour, the 311 Caribbean Cruise in 2012 and 2013, Bamboozle, and a national tour with Tribal Seeds. Ballyhoo!’s fanbase continues to grow through steadfast touring, leading to the band to reach #1 on SiriusXM Faction.

Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national alternative radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!’s 2012 radio play include: HFS Baltimore, WWDC Washington DC, SiriusXM Faction, WRFF Philadelphia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WEND Charlotte, WARQ Columbia, KITS San Francisco, WJRR Orlando, WRKN New Orleans, KFMA Tucson, WRRV Hudson Valley, WXDX Pittsburgh, WSUN Tampa, and KDJE Little Rock.

Ballyhoo! will release Pineapple Grenade on June 25th. For details, visit: www.ballyhoorocks.com.

Track Listing:
01. She Wants to Destroy Me
02. Battle Cry
03. Take It Easy
04. No Good (prod. by Rome Ramirez)
05. Run
06. Things We Don’t Mean
07. Instigator
08. Beautiful Day
09. When They Told Me
10. Lost at Sea
11. Outta My Mind
12. A Lesson in Gravity
13. Wasting Away
14. Morning Sunlight
15. Love Letters (iTunes bonus track)
16. Tell My Son (iTunes bonus track)

Upcoming Shows
May 10 MaGerk’s Pub & Grill Bel Air, MD
May 11 The Nauti Goose North East, MD
May 12 Johnson’s Farm Selbyville, DE
May 17 KRAB Free 4 All 6 Bakersfield, CA
May 25 California Roots Music & Arts Fest Monterey, CA
May 26 SLO BREW w/ Tomorrows Bad Seeds San Luis Obispo, CA
May 29 The Slidebar Fullterton, CA
May 30 The Griffin San Diego, CA

Summer Sickness Tour w/ Authority Zero:
May 31 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Jun 1
Time Out Sports Bar Las Vegas, NV
Jun 6** GoPro Moutain Games Vail, CO
Jun 7 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Jun 8 Rockin Roots Fest Bakersfield, CA
Jun 9 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
Jun 11 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA
Jun 12 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Jun 13 Studio 7 Seattle, WA
Jun 14 The Reef Boise, ID
Jun 15 Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Jun 18 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 19 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Jun 20 Firebird St. Louis, MO
Jun 21 Reggies Chicago, IL
Jun 22 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH
Jun 23 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
Jun 25 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Jun 26 Fete Providence, RI
Jun 27 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Jun 28 Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, PA
Jun 29 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Jun 30 Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 2 Kelly’s Nags Head, NC
Jul 3 Seacret’s Ocean City, MD
Jul 5 Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 7** Boat House Myrtle Beach, SC
Jul 9 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jul 10 Freebird Jacksonville, FL
Jul 11 The Beacham Orlando, FL
Jul 12 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
Jul 13 Beach Bash Satellite Beach, FL
Jul 14 Propaganda – Summer Daze Lake Worth, FL
Jul 16 Vinyl Pensacola, FL
Jul 18 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Jul 19 Trees Dallas, TX
Jul 20 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Jul 21 Stubb’s Jr Austin, TX
Jul 23 Jacks San Antonio, TX
Jul 24 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Jul 25 The Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Jul 26 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 27 The Hut Tucson, AZ

** Ballyhoo! Only

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