Slightly Stoopid is pleased to announce their live debut at Grateful Dead/Furthur founding member Bob Weir’s TRI Studios on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. The band will perform two sets (acoustic & electric) and the performance will feature guests Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars, Tiny Universe), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk, Funky Meters), and Don Carlos (Black Uhuru), with plenty of surprises in store. In between sets, fans can partake in the first-ever live Stoopid Q&A from TRI Studios, communicating with the band via onscreen Facebook and Twitter feeds.
TRI Studios is a state-of-the-art performance studio, broadcasting live HD video and audio streams via the Internet. The show will air live at www.tristudios.com at 6:00pm PDT, and will also be offered on re-played at 9:00pm PDT. Each Streaming costs $10.00 for access. Tickets are on sale now for both showings and can be purchased by visiting www.tristudios.com or clicking the banner at www.SlightlyStoopid.com. Band members will also be featured speakers at the SFMusicTech Summit on Monday, September 12, 2011, in support of this high profile, groundbreaking broadcast.
Slightly Stoopid is currently on their Seedless Summer 2011 Tour making 25 stops in all, including some of the country’s best outdoor venues, such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, and Cricket Amphitheater in their hometown of San Diego, CA. As The San Diego Union-Tribune recently reported, “Headlining Cricket for the third year in a row is a coup for the Ocean Beach-based group — a feat unmatched by blink-182, Jason Mraz, Jewel, P.O.D. or any other nationally prominent San Diego act, past or present.” The complete list of Slightly Stoopid’s Seedless Summer 2011 Tour dates is included below.
Formed in 1995 in San Diego, CA’s Ocean Beach by childhood friends Miles Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals) and Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Slightly Stoopid has become one of the most influential and progressive improvisational musical outfits on the tour circuit. As Amped Up Magazine points out, it’s for good reason. “Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove.” Always a festival favorite, Slightly Stoopid has performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Milwaukee Summerfest, Wakarusa, and many others. With their two most recent albums both debuting on Billboard and iTunes charts, the band has sold over 750,000 albums and now releases all material on Doughty and McDonald’s own record label, Stoopid Records.
ABOUT TRI STUDIOS
TRI STUDIOS is the vision of Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Weir and his team have built a state-of-the-art performance studio for broadcasting live HD video and audio streams directly to the Internet.
TRI is a virtual venue where fans can come together and enjoy the performances in the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere with Internet access. The live stream will be accessible by and tailored to a variety of viewing equipment such as mobile devices, streaming players, game consoles, computers, Internet ready HDTV’s as well as home theaters. With Live Facebook and Twitter feeds fans can communicate with one another and comment on the show in real time.
The main performance space at TRI houses a Meyer Sound Constellation System, a revolutionary acoustic modeling technology that has the ability to dramatically change the acoustical properties of the room. With the touch of a button, an artist can instantly change the sonic environment from that of a small intimate club to sounding like a theater, an arena or even a cathedral.
Each show is directed, filmed, and mixed live in real time. Every care is taken to provide the highest possible upstream bandwidth to transmit high quality HD video and audio to the end user.
All of this will take place in a small intimate setting in front of a live studio audience. The musicians may be playing in the domain of Mount Tamalpais, but their music will be beaming out to the entire world.
SLIGHTLY STOOPID SEEDLESS SUMMER TOUR DATES:
7/21 Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery
7/22 Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
7/23 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/24 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre
7/26 Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
7/27 Lake Tahoe, CA – Harvey’s Amphitheater
7/29 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
7/30 San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre
8/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Gallivan Center
8/06 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/10 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/11 Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
8/12 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing
8/13 Boston, MA – Bank Of America Pavilion
8/14 New York, NY – Governors Island – Beach
8/17 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion
8/18 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
8/19 Cocoa Beach, FL – Cocoa Beach Pier
8/20 West Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
8/21 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
8/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
8/25 Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Amphitheatre
8/26 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
8/27 Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion
9/03 Mohawk, NY – Moe Down at Gelston Castle Estate
9/10 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Beach
9/13 San Rafael, CA – TRI Studios (webcast performance)
9/16 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
9/17 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/24 Page, AZ – Powellapalooza on Lake Powell
9/29 Tampa, FL – Rombello Cruise
9/30 Tampa, FL – Rombello Cruise
10/1 Tampa, FL – Rombello Cruise
10/2 Tampa, FL – Rombello Cruise
10/3 Tampa, FL – Rombello Cruise
10/8 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl