(LOS ANGELES, CA - April 12, 2011) California's finest, Slightly Stoopid, will host their annual “420” celebration in their home-state this year at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011. The band recently announced they will be donating their proceeds to Music for Relief in support of Save the Children’s emergency response efforts to the multiple disasters in Japan. Additionally, the band will contribute a song to Music for Relief’s “Download to Donate for Japan" campaign, which includes an exclusive and growing catalog of songs available at www.downloadtodonate.org for a donation of $10 or more. Joining Slightly Stoopid for this event will be punk rock-reggae legends Bad Brains (featuring all original members) and Jamaican dancehall icon Barrington Levy as well as special guests Karl Denson (Greyboy All-stars, Lenny Kravitz), Don Carlos (Black Uhuru) and Del Tha Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics).
“Anytime the world goes through a disaster of this magnitude, we all have to pull together. We are just happy to be in the position to lend a helping hand to support the relief efforts in Japan.” -Slightly Stoopid
“420 At The Greek” will help kick-off the Greek’s 80th anniversary celebration season and marks the official start of the band’s national spring tour. Tickets are on sale $31.00-$45.00. More show info at www.ticketmaster.com. This is an all ages event. Doors open at 6pm. The Greek Theatre is located at 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Phone is 323.665.5857.
ABOUT SLIGHTLY STOOPID
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 groups on the tour circuit. The band has sold over 750,000 albums independently and now releases all material on Doughty and McDonald’s own record label, Stoopid Records.
For more information, visit www.slightlystoopid.com.
SLIGHTLY STOOPID SPRING TOUR 2011
Wednesday, April 20 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, April 27 Buster's Billiards & Backroom – Lexington, KY
Thursday, April 28 Valarium – Knoxville, TN
Friday, April 29 Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN
Saturday, April 30 Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Sunday, May 1 Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, May 4 Simon Estes Amphitheater - Des Moines IA
Thursday, May 5 The Venue in Fargo – Fargo, ND
Friday, May 6 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 7 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, May 11 George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Thursday, May 12 Cotillion Ballroom - Wichita, KS
Friday, May 13 Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
Saturday, May 14 Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
Sunday, May 15 Concrete Street Ampitheater - Corpus Christi, TX
Saturday, May 21 The Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
Friday, May 27 Hookahville - Thornville, OH
Saturday, May 28 Summercamp - Chillicothe, IL
Saturday, June 18 Moose Tooth Pub - Anchorage, AK
Thursday, September 29 - Monday, October 3 Rombello Cruise - Tampa, FL
More tour dates will be announced shortly including an extensive headlining summer tour.
Slightly Stoopid’s 420 At The Greek
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA
Also performing: Bad Brains, Barrington Levy, Karl Denson and Don Carlos
Tickets $31 - $45 / All Ages Welcome
Doors at 6pm
For more information, please contact 323.665.5857 or visit www.greektheatrela.com
About Music for Relief: Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $4 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs to help in prevention and mitigation of future natural disasters such as the Send Dirt campaign for wetlands protection and restoration and the Million Tree Project in China’s Inner Mongolia Desert. MFR has planted over 810,000 trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate campaign. For more information visit www.musicforrelief.org.
About Download to Donate: Originally launched by Music for Relief just days after the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Download to Donate is a unique fundraising campaign that capitalizes on social media. Download to Donate for Haiti was comprised of songs from 16 exceptional artists available for digital download on www.musicforrelief.org. Those who downloaded were encouraged to donate any amount they chose to the relief effort. The campaign resulted in 115,000 downloads $270,000 raised for earthquake relief in Haiti to date. Now, the campaign lives at downloadtodonate.org and is constantly evolving with songs being added, thus making it a "living" album.