Waikiki Shell | Honolulu, Hawaii
Reggae rock sensations Dirty Heads have a mighty packed schedule this 2023. The Huntington Beach-born multi-genre fusionists will embark on a fully-loaded summer tour followed by select dates in the fall. Their 2023 trek not only includes major cities on the mainland but also a highly-anticipated stop in Honolulu, Hawaii! On Saturday, 14th October 2023, Dirty Heads make their way across the Pacific Ocean for a coveted show at the Waikiki Shell! Fans on the island can look forward to the band’s sensational hits, including “Vacation,” “Dance All Night,” “My Sweet Summer,” “Cabin By the Sea,” and many more! Apart from older hits, the band is set to perform songs from their latest album, Midnight Control, released during the summer of last year. If you want to see Dirty Heads deliver their high-energy set in Honolulu, you should hurry and score tickets now before they sell out!
Last year, Dirty Heads released their latest studio effort, Mind Control. The album featured a collaboration hit single, “Heavy Water,” which features the Grammy-nominated reggae band Common Kings. Dirty Heads’ lead vocalist Jared Watson explained that the song is about empowerment. In an interview, he said, “Being in the water constantly from a young age, we know the power of the ocean. There is nothing more powerful or uncontrollable. 'Heavy Water' is a metaphor for life because when life throws something at you that's unforeseen and uncontrollable, you will be ready for it and not let it overtake you." Besides “Heavy Water,” the album also featured a cover of Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good.” The song entered Billboard’s Hot Alternative Songs and peaked at number 10. Dirty Heads embarked on an extensive tour to promote the new album, followed by a string of festival appearances.
This spring, the six-member band from Huntington Beach, California, made waves on Day 4 at Reggae Rise Up Florida. The band headlined the festival’s fourth day, along with Wiz Khalifa and several supporting acts. In 2016, Dirty Heads made their debut as the festival’s headliner. The following year, organizers brought the band back due to public demand. Dirty Heads are known for their electrifying set that is known to get the audience up and dancing. This year, the band made their phenomenal return as headliners for the fourth time.
Dirty Heads’ latest album follows a string of chart-performing studio releases. In 2008, the band released their debut album, Any Port in a Storm, which peaked at 55 on the Billboard 200 and 7 and 16 on the Top Alternative and Top Rock Albums. The album is known for spawning the hit single “Lay Me Down,” which topped Billboard’s Hot Alternative Song. The gold-certified single is also the band’s only entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, the band’s follow-up album featured the hit “Spread Too Thin,” which entered three Billboard charts, including the Hot Alternative Songs. Two years later, Dirty Heads released the single “My Sweet Summer” from their third album, Sound of Change. The song notably entered peaked at number 3 on the Hot Alternative Songs and is the band’s second single to enter the Top 5 on the chart. Meanwhile, the album became the band’s highest charting effort. Sound of Change peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Alternative Albums chart. In 2017, the band released the mega-hit “Vacation,” spawned from their sixth album, Swim Team. The song became their second single to receive a gold certification in the U.S.
Catch Dirty Heads this fall in Honolulu as they deliver their epic hits at the iconic Waikiki Shell! Hurry and score your tickets now!