IRATION Announces "Hotting Up Tour" To Support New Album

Article Contributed by SRO | Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Alternative rockers IRATION have just announced details for their fall "Hotting Up Tour" in support of their brand new album of the same name, HOTTING UP. Tickets for the five-week trek go on sale this Friday, July 17 at 10am local time.

HOTTING UP, the band's fourth full-length album, will be released late summer 2015 (exact date TBD). For the new album, IRATION put together a team of acclaimed collaborators including executive producer David "King David The Future" Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, R. Kelly, Lloyd), Grammy Award-nominated mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and engineer Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawk, Chris Isaak).

The nine-track album features the first single "Reelin," which first premiered on San Diego's 91X April 27 and has since been spinning nationwide on various radio stations including Santa Barbara, CA's KJEE, Honolulu, HI's KUCD, and Wilmington, NC's WRMR among others. HOTTING UP follows 2013's AUTOMATIC, which propelled the band's career to a new level, debuting at #1 on both the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Albums charts, as well as #7 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart, #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #17 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

Listen to "Reelin" on SoundCloud HERE where it has over 310,000 spins.

IRATION's 26-date U.S. "Hotting Up Tour"--featuring support from The Green on the entire outing and Hours Eastly and The Movement on select dates--will kick off Thursday, October 8 in Nashville and then make its way throughout the southeast, stopping in Birmingham, New Orleans, Mobile, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and two nights in St. Petersburg. The tour will then head up the eastern seaboard visiting Myrtle Beach, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Portland and Huntington, NY before venturing west, hitting Indianapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Tulsa and San Antonio. IRATION will then meet up with their friends SOJA for three co-headlining Texas shows in Dallas, Austin and Houston before reaching Albuquerque, and Los Angeles, where it'll wrap at the Hollywood Palladium Saturday, November 14. See below for full list of tour dates and support acts and visit to purchase tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages.

In addition to the newly announced fall headlining outing, IRATION--Micah Pueschel (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Taylor (bass), Joseph Dickens (drums), Cayson Peterson (keyboard/synth), Micah Brown (guitar/vocals) and Joseph King (engineer)--has a handful of summer tour dates first starting with headlining shows at The Beach at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV Friday, July 17, at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA Saturday, July 18 (marking their third summer in a row performing there), and at San Diego State's Open Air Theatre on Saturday, July 25. The Hawaiian-bred, Santa Barbara, CA-based group also has a handful of festival appearances coming up including their debut at San Francisco's Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival and headlining slot at the Summer Meltdown Festival in Darrington, WA plus The Texas Showdown Festival in El Paso, Riot Fest in Denver and the Summer Ends Festival in Tempe, AZ. Lastly, IRATION will be joining their friends Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Pepper and more in Mexico December 15-19 to perform at the Closer to the Sun Festival.