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» » News: Tropidelic Announce January Dates with Flobots; New Album "Heavy Is The Head" Debuts at #1 on iTunes Reggae Chart


Cleveland, OH's Tropidelic have announced a run of January tour dates with Flobots. See dates below.
The band's heavy tour schedule, intoxicating live shows and signature mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk, has clearly helped them connect with an ever-growing fanbase, as evidenced by the release of their latest album, 'Heavy Is The Head' (their first for Pepper's LAW Records), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart last week.
“Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music,” says frontman Matthew Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs to be said, but on this record, we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.”
Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves on being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
Having played and toured with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, Sugar Ray, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Passafire, Ballyhoo!, and many more, these seasoned road dogs plan to stay on tour in support of the new record, focusing on headlining shows and festival dates. In addition to the Flobots dates, the band will be out supporting Badfish in February (see dates below), with additional gigs to be announced soon.
Purchase/Stream "Heavy Is The Head"
Check out Tropidelic's latest music videos here:
"Could this be one of the most diverse, eclectic, and most wonderful records of the year? Consider Mind: Blown!"- Muen Magazine
"It's good stuff, and it speaks to the current political climate."- Cleveland Scene
"Tropidelic blends reggae and hip-hop with precise pop-influenced songwriting ...a stand out...slow-build soundscape(s) and soulful vocals."- Rootfire
"Tropidelic is making waves."- Cleveland.com
"They have successfully blended aspects of funk, rock, hip-hop and reggae and combined it with meaningful and sobering lyrics in such a fashion that it creates a truly unique sound worth paying attention to."- The Indie Sound
Upcoming shows:
NOV 17 Mohawk Place- Buffalo, NY
DEC 08 Clazel Entertainment- Bowling Green, OH
DEC 09 The Livery Microbrewery- Benton Harbor, MI
DEC 30 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
DEC 31 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
JAN 09 Waiting Room- Omaha, NE (w/ Flobots)
JAN 10- Turf Club- Minneapolis, MN (w/ Flobots)
JAN 12 -Bell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MI (w/ Flobots)
JAN 13- The Hi-Fi- Indianapolis, IN (w/ Flobots)
JAN 14- The Magic Bag- Ferndale, MI (w/ Flobots)
JAN 17- Horseshow Tavern- Toronto, ON (w/ Flobots)
JAN 18- The Haunt- Ithaca, MY (w/ Flobots)
JAN 19- Debonair Music Hall- Teaneck, NJ (w/ Flobots)
JAN 20- CODA- Philadelphia, PA (w/ Flobots)
JAN 21- Rough Trade- Brooklyn, NY (w/ Flobots)
FEB 07 Tellus 360- Lancaster, PA (w/ Badfish)
FEB 10 Newport Music Hall- Columbus, OH (w/ Badfish)
FEB 13 City Winery Nashville- Nashville, TN (w/ Badfish)
FEB 14 Mercury Ballroom- Louisville, KY (w/ Badfish)
FEB 15 Bogarts- Cincinnati, OH (w/ Badfish)
FEB 16 Pops Nightclub- Sauget, IL (w/ Badfish)
FEB 17 Concord Music Hall- Chicago, IL (w/ Badfish)
FEB 18 The Intersection- Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Badfish)

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