The Dirty Heads set to launch co-headlining tour with Gym Class Heroes

Music News | By on Aug 15th, 2011

It’s been quite a successful past couple of years for THE DIRTY HEADS and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. They’ll be celebrating the September release of the third single, “Believe,” from their ANY PORT IN A STORM debut album with a co-headlining tour with Gym Class Heroes, which will include their own headlining shows along the way.

The ticket pre-sale will begin on Thursday, August 18, and public on-sales will take place on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, with the date varying by city. In addition to general tickets, THE DIRTY HEADS will offer their fans a VIP “Believe” Meet & Greet Package, which will include one General Admission ticket, one Meet & Greet with the band, one signed poster, one T-shirt and one Commemorative VIP Laminate. Details can be found on the band’s website at

A new music video of “Believe,” a compilation of live footage shot on the band’s past tours, was recently posted on the band’s YouTube page and can be seen here.

“We’re really stoked to get back out on tour,” says singer Jared Watson. “We took the summer off to record the new album, so we’re excited to play new music. Plus, I think the mix of THE DIRTY HEADS and Gym Class Heroes is going to make for a filthy show.”

THE DIRTY HEADS–Dustin Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jared Watson (vocals), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums), David Foral (bass)—were called one of Rolling Stone’s “Best New Bands of 2010.” Their debut single, “Lay Me Down,” spent 11 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart, holding the record for the longest reign at #1 for an indie label and remained in the chart’s history. It remained in the Top 12 for another 39 weeks after that. And the song has been heard over 250,000 times on radio stations across the U.S. THE DIRTY HEADS has been heard in numerous TV shows and movies including “Horrible Bosses,” “Surf’s Up,” “Shark,” Surfer Dude,” “Blue Crush 2” and “Rob Drydeck’s ‘Fantasy Factory.’” They’ve also been featured in “The SIMS” and “Tap Tap Revenge” video games. Since the release on the Executive Music Group label via Fontana/Universal, their debut album, ANY PORT IN A STORM, has sold nearly 200,000 copies nationwide. Produced by Steve Fox and Stan Frazier, and mixed by Beastie Boys’ producer Mario C., the album features one of the last recorded performances by legendary Beatles collaborator Billy Preston.

On the social media front, the band’s website, Twitter, Facebook and Myspace have been viewed over 8 million times. The videos on their YouTube page have been viewed over 12 million times (5 million for the official videos, 3 million for the video of “Lay Me Down” and one million for the video of “Stand Tall”). Thanks to the band’s constant interaction on these sites, fans have come out in droves to catch them on the road. They’ve sold over 300,000 tickets in the U.S. and Canada in 2010 alone.

Check out THE DIRTY HEADS and Gym Class Heroes at any of the following stops:

Sun 10/9 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar (TDH only headline show)
Mon 10/10 Houston TX Scout Bar (TDH only headline show)
Wed 10/12 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
Thu 10/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri 10/14 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Sat 10/15 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest (with Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, others)
Sun 10/16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
Tue 10/18 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Wed 10/19 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Thu 10/20 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
Fri 10/21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Mon 10/24 Boston, MA House of Blues
Tue 10/25 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Wed 10/26 Huntington, NY The Paramount Theatre (TDH only headline show)
Fri 10/28 Toronto, ONT. Kool Haus
Sun 10/30 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon 10/31 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Tue 11/1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Wed 11/2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Fri 11/4 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Sat 11/5 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Sun 11/6 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Tue 11/8 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Wed 11/9 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex/Rockwell
Thu 11/10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Fri 11/11 Seattle, WA The Showbox SoDo
Sat 11/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Mon 11/14 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Wed 11/16 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Fri 11/18 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues


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