Dirty Heads announce North American tour dates
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Everyone should brace themselves because the Dirty Heads is about to hit the road for a tour no alt-rock or hip-hop fan should miss.

Why? Because it’s the Dirty Heads, that’s why.

In 2006, a year when indie rock was in flux, the Dirty Heads crashed ashore in Huntington Beach, California and began to carve out their own special place in the music universe. The Dirty Heads is not a band that is confined to a certain genre, they play every inch if the musical spectrum.

Their main sonics belong to alternative hip-hop and rock, but Dirty Heads also dabble in reggae, acoustic rock, and just plain old rock. This musical buffet makes the band more attractive to fans across the board, and they have used their unique sound to set up a permanent residence on the charts.

Their debut LP, 2008’s Any Port in a Storm, was paired critically and was well-rewarded on the charts. Their biggest LP, to date, has been 2014’s Sound of Change, which topped the Alternative Album Charts and just missed out on their honor on the Rock charts. They have had this success despite the fact that their singles do so-so, which perfectly classifies them as an “album band.”

There is nothing wrong with that claim, however, as many music fans can attest that it’s better to be an album band than a “singles band;” and Dirty Heads will bring their best songs from over the years to the live stage later this summer. Here’s the complete tour itinerary, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.

July 22 -- Seaside Heights, NJ -- Seaside Heights Summer Concert Series
July 21 -- Scranton, PA -- ALT 92.1 WFUZ Furnace Frenzy
Sept. 8 -- Oceanside, CA -- ALT 94.9 Indie Jam
Sept. 21 -- Santa Cruz, CA -- The Catalyst
Sept. 23 -- Chico, CA -- Senator Theatre
Sept. 25 -- San Luis Obispo, CA -- Fremont Theatre
Sept. 27 -- Oakland, CA -- Fox Theater
Sept. 30 -- Redway, CA -- Mateel Community Center
Oct. 3 -- Tucson, AZ -- Rialto Theatre
Oct. 5 -- San Antonio, TX -- The Aztec Theater
Oct. 6 -- New Orleans, LA -- The Joy Theater
Oct. 7 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Tabernacle
Oct. 8 -- Nashville, TN -- Marathon Music Works
Oct. 9 -- Asheville, NC -- The Orange Peel
Oct. 12 -- North Myrtle Beach, SC -- House of Blues
Oct. 13 -- Norfolk, VA -- The NorVa (Tickets)
Oct. 14 -- Charlottesville, VA -- Sprint Pavilion
Oct. 16 -- Silver Spring, MD -- The Fillmore
Oct. 17 -- New York, NY -- PlayStation Theater (Tickets)  
Oct. 19 -- New Haven, CT -- College Street Music Hall
Oct. 20 -- Albany, NY -- Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 21 -- Portland, ME -- State Theatre
Oct. 23 -- Toronto, ON -- Danforth Music Hall
Oct. 24 -- Niagara Falls, NY -- Rapids Theater
Dec. 7 -- Cancun, MX -- Mayan Mayhem Tattoo & Arts Festival