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:


31Monterey Music Summit/Laguna Seca Rec ArenaMonterey, CA


4SummerfestMilwaukee, WI
5Rothbury FestivalRothbury, MI
6Carifest Cares 2008, USTA Nat’l Tennis CenterFlushing, NY
2510,000 Lakes FestivalDetroit Lakes, MN


1The JointLas Vegas, NV
2Pacific AmphitheatreCosta Mesa, CA
3County BownSanta Barbara, CA
6Idaho Center AmphitheatreBoise, ID
7Marymoor AmphitheatreSeattle, WA
8Cuthbert AmphitheatreEugene, OR
9Greek TheatreBerkeley, CA
10Regional Park AmphitheatreTruckee, CA
13Butte AmphitheatreButte, MT
15Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CO
16Ogden TheatreDenver, CO
21Bank of America PavilionBoston, MA
22Stone Pony LotAsbury Park, NJ
23Penn’s LandingPhiladelphia, PA
24Pier Six Concert SeriesBaltimore, MD
27House of BluesMyrtle Beach, SC
28Koka Booth AmphitheatreCary, NC
29TabernacleAtlanta, GA
30Mizner Park AmphitheatreBoca Raton, FL
31St. Augustine AmphitheatreSt. Augustine, FL


5Mesa AmphitheatrePhoenix, AZ
6Open Air TheatreSan Diego, CA

Last Updated on May 15, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner