New York, NY – July 10, 2023 – Southern California alternative rock band Dirty Heads will bring their positive lifestyle and feel-good energy to the Today Show on Monday July 17 to perform their hit “Life’s Been Good,” off of their latest album Midnight Control. The band’s take on the Joe Walsh classic “Life’s Been Good” has been streamed over 17 million times since its release and climbed to the Top 5 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Fans can catch the band’s performance during the 10AM hour of the Today Show with Hoda and Jenna on NBC.
Dirty Heads are celebrating a career first with the recent RIAA platinum certification of their viral hit “Vacation,” acknowledging sales of more than 1 million digital downloads since its release. “Vacation” exploded when the#VacationTransition challenge went viral on TikTok, amassing over 378 MILLION streams and over 6 BILLION consumption plays across all social media platforms.
Dirty Heads are continuing to see chart success with their recent single “Rescue Me,” which currently sits at #4 on the Mediabase Alternative Radio Chart. This marks the band’s 4th top 5 single at Alternative radio, and a career first for Dirty Heads having back-to-back top 5 airplay singles – “Life’s Been Good” and “Rescue Me.”
Dirty Heads have had a busy year including the release of the Midnight Control Sessions: Night 2 EP, Midnight Control vinyl edition and the upcoming Midnight Control digital deluxe album, out July 14. Midnight Control digital deluxe edition features 23 tracks including acoustic versions of “Rescue Me,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Island Glow,”LoFi versions of several tracks, 2 unreleased songs and more in addition to all 10 tracks from the original album. Featured artists include Monsieur Periné, Ivy Miller (Ivuss) and Alex Vince. Fans can pre-order the deluxe album here: https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/midnightcontroldeluxe
Dirty Heads are currently on their Island Glow Summer tour with stops across the country through the end of Summer. The first half of the Dirty Heads Island Glow tour featured Yelawolf as direct support and Lupe Fiasco joining as direct support in July. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.dirtyheads.com.
In 2022 Dirty Heads released their highly anticipated 8th studio album Midnight Control via Better Noise Music. The album featured 10 all-new songs, including their take on Joe Walsh’s 1978 hit “Life’s Been Good”, “Heavy Water” feat. Common Kings and “Island Glow.” Midnight Control reaffirms the band’s stand-out track record with all eight of their albums having appeared in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Charts & Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums Charts.
Dirty Heads are currently out streaming some of the biggest alternative acts in the U.S., with over 2 BILLION total streams on-demand + programmed. Worldwide, the band has over 1.29 MILLION digital track sales and 2.6 BILLION on-demand streams since 2018. The bands 8th studio album Midnight Control racked up over 43 million streams since its release in 2022 and continues to average over 4 million streams per month. Dirty Heads’ take on Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good” has been streamed over 17 million times since its release in 2022 and climbed to the top 5 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Statistics via U.S. and Global Music Connect.
DIRTY HEADS ISLAND GLOW SUMMER TOUR DATES
July 10 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 13 – Buffalo Riverworks – Buffalo, NY Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 14 – MGM Music Hall – Boston, MA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 15 – Healthcare Amphitheater – Hartford, CT Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 16 – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 20 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 21 – Shorefront Park – Patchogue, NY
July 22 – Ocean Casino Resort – Atlantic City, NJ Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 23 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 27 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Bikini Trill
July 28 – Baltimore Peninsula – Baltimore, MD Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Bikini Trill
July 29 – After Hours @ The Meadow Event Park – Doswell, VA Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
July 30 – Firefly Distillery – Charleston, SC Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
August 2 – Rabbit Rabbit – Asheville, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
August 3 – Metro Credit Union – Charlotte, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
August 4 – Coca Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
August 6 – Roanoke Island Festival Park – Outer Banks, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
September 23 – Fivepoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
Additional Dirty Heads Tour Dates/Festival Dates:
July 21 – Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY
August 9 – Coffee Butler Ampitheater – Key West, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Little Stranger)
August 10 – Sunset Cove – Boca Raton, FL (with Bone Thugs N Harmony, Little Stranger)
August 11 – Cocoa Riverfront Park – Cocoa, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Little Stranger)
August 12 – Apopka Amphitheater – Apopka, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Little Stranger)
September 24 – Alta Music Festival – Avila Beach, CA
October 1 – Oceans Calling Festival – Ocean City, MD
ABOUT DIRTY HEADS
Dirty Heads are a musical force that have captivated audiences with their unique blend of reggae, hip-hop, and alternative rock. Formed in 2003, Dirty Heads have become a global phenomenon, with fans all over the world clamoring for their infectious sound and high-energy live performances. The band’s sound is characterized by their catchy, upbeat melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and electrifying stage presence. Whether performing for thousands at music festivals or for more intimate audiences at smaller venues, Dirty Heads always deliver an unforgettable live experience.
The band’s global appeal reached new heights in 2021 when their hit “Vacation” (originally released in 2017) garnered over 4 billion views and streams across social media via the ubiquitous #VacationTransition challenge that originated organically with users on TikTok. The song, with an increase of 850% in consumption on Spotify in the past year, took on a new life in many ways, introducing Dirty Heads to new international fans by the millions.
Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell, the two dynamic front men of Dirty Heads, both bring a unique energy and synergy to their songwriting and live performances. Their musical chemistry is matched by their longtime friendship, which has been a driving force behind the band's success and longevity. The rest of the band, Jon Olazabal, Matt Ochoa, and David Foral, provide a tight and driving rhythm section that keeps the crowd moving.
With six critically acclaimed albums and numerous hit songs to their name, Dirty Heads have established themselves as one of the most dynamic and innovative bands in the music industry.
In 2008, Dirty Heads released their acclaimed debut album Any Port in a Storm, with a deluxe edition following in 2010. The deluxe version featured the track "Lay Me Down" with special guest Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The song reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs in May 2010, and nine weeks later it established a record as the song with the longest stint atop the chart for an independently released title.
They followed up two years later with Cabin by the Sea and later recorded an acoustic version of the title track. This, in turn, led to an entire acoustic album in 2013 called Home: Phantoms of Summer. Dirty Heads' next album, Sound of Change, would prove to be a breakthrough for the now-veteran band, debuting at number eight on the Billboard Top 200 while topping the Independent and Alternative Albums charts upon its May 2014 release.
Building on their renewed success, Dirty Heads enlisted a bevy of industry hitmakers to work on their self-titled 2016 follow-up, which -- thanks to its mainstream appeal -- again charted high on the Billboard Top 200. The following year saw the band drop its sixth studio album, Swim Team, featuring the singles "Vacation," in its original form, and "Staloney."
Inspired by current events and the fan interpretations of their music in the #VacationTransition challenge, the band went into the studio to work on new music. In 2021 Dirty Heads released The Best Of compilation, which included a new collaboration with Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters. The band released their highly anticipated 8th studio album Midnight Control in August 2022 which featured 10 all-new songs including their take on Joe Walsh’s 1978 hit “Life’s Been Good.”
Dirty Heads' impact on the music world extends beyond their music, as they have become cultural ambassadors for their generation. Through their music and activism, they have inspired countless people to embrace a positive and inclusive message of love, hope, and unity. This has made them one of the most beloved and influential bands of their time, earning them countless accolades and awards.
With their signature sound and powerful message, Dirty Heads continue to dominate the global music scene and set the standard for what it means to be a true rock band. They are a living testament to the power of music to bring people together, and their music will continue to inspire and captivate audiences for generations to come.
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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2022, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts again, landing as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and Imprint.
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