It would only be deemed appropriate that two Hawaiian reggae greats would team up to do something called a “Hawaiian Punch Tour”, and who better to lead the fruit drink-themed campaign than the goofball members of Pepper and Iration? Both bands have made major waves in the reggae scene within the recent years, especially with Iration's latest surge of radio play after their 2015 Hotting Up EP hit digital outlets. New Kingston signed on as direct support for the co-headlining endeavor that starts this February at Woodward Park in Fresno, California; from there, the tour is set to wrap around the Pacific Northwest for 22 days, stopping in a total of 13 venues.
Both bands have made major waves in the reggae scene
There is one show in between the official tour dates that will bring everyone together (and then some): the One Love California Reggae Music Festival at The Observatory Theater in Santa Ana on February 13th. If you are a lover of reggae and rock-n-roll, this is one festival that you don't want to miss!
The tour ends on March 5th at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is then that the three bands plan on going their separate ways (well, at least until the next all-inclusive reggae festival). Furthermore, it is to be determined at this point in time if New Kingston will be included in the final SLC gig… but with it being the finale show, one would assume that they wouldn't want to say goodbye early and miss all the end-of-tour festivities!
Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the door at all of the listed venues or online via the three bands' websites.
Hawaiian Punch Winter 2016 Tour visualized
- February 12, 2016 – Woodward Park – with Pepper, New Kingston & Hours Eastly – Fresno, CA
- February 17, 2016 – 104.1 KZRQ Presents – Cargo Concert Hall – with Pepper & New Kingston – Reno, NV
- February 19, 2016 – KEXP 90.3 Presents – Showbox Sodo – with Pepper & New Kingston – Seattle, WA
- February 20, 2016 – Roseland Theatre – with Pepper & New Kingston – Portland, OR
- February 21, 2016 – McDonald Theatre – with Pepper & New Kingston – Eugene, OR
- February 24, 2016 – Knitting Factory – with Pepper & New Kingston – Spokane, WA
- February 25, 2016 – Knitting Factory – with Pepper & New Kingston – Boise, ID
- February 26, 2016 – Knitting Factory – with Pepper & New Kingston – Boise, ID
- February 27, 2016 – Babcock Theatre – with Pepper & New Kingston – Billings, MT
- February 28, 2016 – The Emerson Center – with Pepper & New Kingston – Bozeman, MT
- March 02, 2016 – Gryphon Theatre – with Pepper & New Kingston – Laramie, WY
- March 03, 2016 – Belly Up – with Pepper & New Kingston – Aspen, CO
- March 04, 2016 – Channel 93.3 Presents – Fillmore Auditorium – with Pepper & New Kingston – Denver, CO
- March 05, 2016 – Winter Rock Reggae @ The Complex – with Pepper & Tba – Salt Lake City, UT