Announces “Return of the Red Eye” Summer 2016 Tour Dates
Select Dates with with SOJA, Fortunate Youth, Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh
San Diego, CA’s Slightly Stoopid has announced the dates for their 9th annual coast-to-coast summer tour. The Return Of The Red Eye Summer Tour will hit amphitheaters and pavilions throughout North America with SOJA announced as direct support for most dates. Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh and Fortunate Youth will also perform on select portions of the tour. A ticket pre-sale begins today, Tuesday, February 23rd at 9 am PT for fan club members with a general on-sale for tickets starting on Friday, February 26th at10 am local time (for most shows). Tickets may be purchased through slightlystoopid.com and at all venue box offices. Visit the Slightly Stoopid website for up to date information on all shows and on-sale times.
The Return Of The Red Eye Summer Tour kicks off in Redmond, WA on June 15th and will hit over 33 cities with more dates to be announced soon. Fans can expect to hear tracks from Slightly Stoopid’s newest release Meanwhile… Back At The Lab plus cuts from albums released over the group’s two-decade spanning career. This summer’s tour will sweep the Pacific Northwest and West Coast with destinations including Sleep Train Amphitheatre in the band’s hometown of San Diego, a stop in Orange County, CA for the last season ever at the historic Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and a performance at Berkeley’s iconic Greek Theatre, before heading to the East Coast in late July. The tour continues at an energetic pace with dates from Maine to Florida and onto the mid-West before coming to a close on August 28th in Detroit, MI. A full list of tour dates are below.
The idea is to create music that means something. There has to be two basic elements. You need the lyrical element and you need the instrumental element. You need to have lyrics with some thought — that is deep and profound. If you’re talking to me about an experience I’ve had, I’m gonna listen. If you’re talking about my love came, my love left me, now I’m alone… I’ve been through that so I can relate to that. Or if you’re like fuck I’m drunk again, I’m going to be hungover tomorrow, I’m down on my luck, things or tough, I’ve been through that too — I’m going to relate to that. I think there’s a certain element in lyrics that people connect to. There needs to be a story. Also, behind that story… If you had no music behind it then it’d just be poetry right? – Ryan Moran “Rymo”, Drums, Slightly Stoopid