Slightly Stoopid, who describe their music as “a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk,” are heading out on their...

Slightly Stoopid, who describe their music as “a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk,” are heading out on their first-ever headlining amphitheater tour. Dubbed the Tailgate 2008 Summer Tour, it will begin Aug.1 in Las Vegas and wind down on Sept. 6 in their hometown of San Diego, CA.

The tour is in support of Slightly Stoopid’s 10th album release, “Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid,” and is their first release on their newly formed label, Stoopid Records. Lending tour support are the band Pepper and reggae legends Sly & Robbie. More dates are expected to be announced.

“We did an album called ‘Closer to the Sun,’ and we had a bunch of songs – we went in and recorded 50 or 60 songs because we were having so much fun,” explains singer/guitarist/bassist Kyle McDonald in a statement. “We had way too much for that album – we put out ‘Not Stoned Enough’ originally as a six-song bonus CD, only available in a limited pressing, with the pre-sale of the original album. People ended up liking it but not being able to get it. We went in and recorded some more songs in a session with the Inner Circle guys at their Circle House Studios in Miami, added a couple of songs from here and there, and just wrapped it up.”

According to fellow singer/guitarist/bassist Miles Doughty, the party vibe is sure to carry over to Slightly Stoopid’s upcoming tour. “Every time we go out with Pepper, it’s pretty insane,” he said. “We’ve done three national tours together, and we’ve been friends for 10 years. The Tailgate tour is going to be a party tour, y’know what I mean? It’s going to be a good time. I’m looking forward to the arsenal jams with us, Pepper, and Sly & Robbie all together. You can party every day of the week, but getting those jams together is where it’s going to be insane!”

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Slightly Stoopid tour schedule:

May

31 Monterey Music Summit/Laguna Seca Rec Arena Monterey, CA

July

4 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
5 Rothbury Festival Rothbury, MI
6 Carifest Cares 2008, USTA Nat’l Tennis Center Flushing, NY
25 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN

August

1 The Joint Las Vegas, NV
2 Pacific Amphitheatre Costa Mesa, CA
3 County Bown Santa Barbara, CA
6 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Boise, ID
7 Marymoor Amphitheatre Seattle, WA
8 Cuthbert Amphitheatre Eugene, OR
9 Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
10 Regional Park Amphitheatre Truckee, CA
13 Butte Amphitheatre Butte, MT
14 TBA TBA
15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
16 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
20 TBA TBA
21 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
22 Stone Pony Lot Asbury Park, NJ
23 Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA
24 Pier Six Concert Series Baltimore, MD
27 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
28 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
29 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
30 Mizner Park Amphitheatre Boca Raton, FL
31 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL

September

5 Mesa Amphitheatre Phoenix, AZ
6 Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA