Nationally available in stores and online today (April 30, 2013), Slightly Stoopid releases a special HD DVD + 2 CD set recorded live at TRI Studios (San Rafael, CA), featuring guest artists Bob Weir, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, and a rare interview segment moderated by Tommy Chong and Weir. Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios is on sale for $19.99, and a four-part HD download of the session is now available on slightlystoopid.com for $4.20. A portion of the DVD proceeds will benefit two charitable organizations: Save The Children and World Food Programme; to date, $10,000 has already been donated to these two organizations on the behalf of Slightly Stoopid and TRI Studios. Interviews and photos of Slightly Stoopid are available upon request.
On September 13, 2011, Slightly Stoopid partnered with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, Furthur) and longtime Grateful Dead sound engineers Dennis "Wiz" Leonard and John Cutler for the standout live performance on TRI Studios' state-of-the-art Meyer Sound Constellation System. Utilizing advanced acoustical technology from Meyer Sound, artists are able to emulate the acoustic properties of any performance space ranging from small nightclubs to a Roman cathedral, Wembley Stadium to Madison Square Garden, or anything in between. The unprecedented innovation invites artists to truly experiment with their sound, and connect with their online fan base in new sonic ways.
James M. Wisner, Slightly Stoopid's Grammy Award-winning sound engineer, comments, "Working with the Meyer Constellation system was like stepping into a giant reverb chamber. The ability to change your perception of the room with a touch of a button takes live sound into another dimension." Wisner has been recognized with Grammy Awards and nominations for his engineering work with such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse and Toots and The Maytals.
TRI Studios is a world-class live video streaming venue, where audiences experience unparalleled access to their favorite artists. Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios features 31 live songs (acoustic and electric sets), behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, and as mentioned above, a rare interview segment with Chong and Weir.
From July 10 - August 23, 2013, Slightly Stoopid's 7th annual summer tour continues the tradition of bringing some of today's most lauded acts on the road together to appear at outdoor amphitheatres across the country. This year, Slightly Stoopid teams up with renowned Minneapolis hip-hop collective, Atmosphere, supported by the heavy-hitting horns and funky rhythms of NYC's The Budos Band (Daptone), notoriously savvy Bay Area Living Legends MCs The Grouch & Eligh, and rising San Diego local Tribal Seeds. Hitting 28 cities, the "Kickin' Up Dust" tour is guaranteed to create a trailblazing summer soundtrack, and a noteworthy rite of passage for summertime concert-goers.
The "Kickin' Up Dust" tour comes on the heels of Slightly Stoopid's hugely successful album, Top Of The World, and the release of Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios. Stoopid will hit select West Coast, Midwest, East Coast, and Southern markets on the forthcoming Spring 2013 Tour and the "Kickin' Up Dust" Tour. Tickets are now on sale at SlightlyStoopid.com.
Please see Slightly Stoopid's upcoming tour dates listed below:
Slightly Stoopid Spring 2013 Tour Dates:
April 30, 2013 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's Rock House
May 1, 2013 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Amphitheatre
May 3, 2013 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
May 4, 2013 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sunfest
May 7, 2013 - Blacksburg, VA - Burruss Auditorium @ Virginia Tech
May 18, 2013 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival
May 25, 2013 - Monterey, CA - Cali Roots Festival @ Monterey County Fairgrounds
Slightly Stoopid July 2013 Tour Dates:
July 4, 2013 - Alta, WY - Targhee Resort (with Widespread Panic)
July 6, 2013 - George, WA - Jambase Live - Gorge Amphitheatre
"Kickin' Up Dust" Summer Tour 2013 Tour Dates:
July 10, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Amphitheatre
July 11, 2013 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
July 12, 2013 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 13, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
July 14, 2013 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
July 18, 2013 - Stateline, NV - Montbleu Outdoor Arena
July 19, 2013 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
July 20, 2013 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 24, 2013 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
July 25, 2013 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
July 26, 2013 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
July 27, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Saltair
August 1, 2013 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
August 2, 2013 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
August 3, 2013 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove
August 4, 2013 - Des Moines, IA - Simon Estes Amphitheater
August 8, 2013 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
August 9, 2013 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
August 10, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
August 11, 2013 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
August 14, 2013 - Richmond, VA - Pocahontas State Park
August 15, 2013 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
August 16, 2013 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
August 17, 2013 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
August 21, 2013 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
August 22, 2013 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
August 23, 2013 - Cocoa Beach, FL - Cocoa Beach Riverfront