The Aggrolites declared Warped Tour favorites, announce Fall Tour

Music News | Aug 20th, 2008

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Los Angeles Aggrolites brought some much-needed veteran reggae power to the afternoon s events, which were dominated mostly by loud-and-fast upstart punk groups.
– (July 2008)

The Aggrolites, decked out in matching blue Dickies that suits their working-class music to a T,probably won a few fans of what they call dirty reggae. In fact, it was almost as if front man Jesse Wagner was willing the crowd to warm up to the reggae. And they seemed to.
– (June 2008)

Other standoutsincluded the reggae-soul of The Aggrolites.
– Hollywood Reporter (June 2008)

The Aggrolites have just wrapped up the 46-date Vans Warped Tour, where they played one of the most memorable shows of their career the revered sunset slot at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. In addition to winning over fans in each city with their infectious dirty reggae, The Aggrolites were named Best Band by fellow Warped artists and touring crew. After a brief month hiatus, they will be at it again.

Breaking New Ground
This September, the quintet will be heading back overseas to Europe, entertaining fans with their high energy set during a two week tour. They will be exploring new ground this time around, hitting stages for the first time in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Czech Republic. Their recent album Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat/Epitaph 2007) got nothing but rave reviews from the European press Riddim (Germany) called the songs masterpieces and according to Big Cheese (UK) the album was addictive and their best yet.

A Homecoming
Then The Aggrolites will treat Southern Californians to four big homecoming shows, which will include their first headline slot at the world-famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. We can t wait to perform an entire Aggro set back home and may even have a few surprises, shares Jesse Wagner, the leader of the pack. The new pop reggae outfit Cipes and the People, led by actor Greg Cipes (Ghost Whisperer, Deadwood), will be opening on these dates.

Another Road Trip
Mid to late October will take them to the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada with a tour sandwiching the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City. Other musical treats at CMJ will include Lee Scratch Perry, Broken Social Scene and Donavon Frankenreiter. The Aggrolites have hand-picked punk rockers Everybody Out! for support on this October tour. Everybody Out! features former Dropkick Murphys guitarist Rick Barton and former The Dead Pets and Lost City Angels frontman Sweeney Todd.

The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Brian Dixon (rhythm guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), Korey Horn (drums) and Jeff Roffredo (bass). Formed in late 2002, they have toured with the likes of Social Distortion, Rancid, Madness, 311, Dropkick Murphys, The Skatalites, The Aquabats and Hepcat.

European Tour
Sept 12 Tampere, Finland Klubi

Sept 13 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia

Sept 15 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen

Sept 16 Oslo, Norway John Dee

Sept 17 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky Fingers

Sept 18 Malmo, Sweden Kulturbogalet

Sept 19 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen

Sept 20 Barcelona, Spain Sala Salamandra

Sept 21 Madrid, Spain Gruta 77

Sept 23 Warsaw, Poland CDQ

Sept 24 Wroclaw, Poland Lykend Club

Sept 25 Prague, Czech Republic Cross Club

Sept 26 Pfarkirrchen, Germany Boogaloo Club

Sept 27 Berlin, Germany Kesselhaus

North American Tour

Oct 3 San Diego, CA Canes Bar & Grill

Oct 4 Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant & Music Club

Oct 9 Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre

Oct 10 San Clemente, CA OC Tavern

Oct 14 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter

Oct 15 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Oct 16 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig

Oct 17 Guelph, ON Cowboys Bar

Oct 18 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern

Oct 19 Montreal, QB Petit Campus

Oct 21 Washington DC Black Cat

Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA The M Room

Oct 23 New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy, CMJ Music Marathon

Oct 24 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey

Oct 25 Boston, MA Middle East

Oct 26 Providence, RI The Living Room