Post-Sublime musical collaborative the Long Beach Dub Allstars are spreading their reggae-punk grooves across the States in a monthlong outing.
The tour began last week in Los Angeles and will next hit the Nile Theatre in Mesa, Ariz., on Friday, according to an itinerary from the band's publicity firm, Girlie Action. After a few more dates in the Southwest, the band will head through the Midwest, wrapping up Feb. 18 at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis.
The Long Beach Dub Allstars rose from the ashes of Sublime, the punk-dub-reggae party band whose singer, Brad Nowell, died of a heroin overdose in May 1996. Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh returned a year later with vocalist Opie Ortiz who had produced artwork for Sublime and designed several of their tattoos and expanded their lineup to include guitarists RAS1 and Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, saxophonist Tim Wu, organist Jack Maness and former Sublime DJ "Field Marshall" Goodman.
The group's debut, Right Back, was released in September; it mixes elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop and punk with energetic dub grooves. Right Back spawned the single "Trailer Ras" (RealAudio excerpt) and features appearances by former Bad Brains frontman HR, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher and reggae icons Tippa Irie, Barrington Levy and Half Pint.
Along for the tour are hip-hop group Ugly Duckling and Right Back collaborators Dangr, who appeared on the track "Kick Down," and Half Pint, who is heard on "Pass It On" (RealAudio excerpt).
Long Beach Dub Allstars tour dates:
Jan. 28; Phoenix, Ariz.; Nile Theatre
Jan. 29; Tucson, Ariz.; Rialto Theater
Jan. 31; Albuquerque, N.M.; Sunshine Theater
Feb. 2; Fort Collins, Colo.; Aggie Theatre
Feb. 3; Vail, Colo.; 8150
Feb. 4; Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Theatre
Feb. 6; Minneapolis, Minn.; State Theatre
Feb. 7; Madison, Wis.; Barrymore Theatre
Feb. 8; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues
Feb. 9; Milwaukee, Wis.; Mojeska Theatre
Feb. 11; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall
Feb. 12; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's
Feb. 14; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall
Feb. 15; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club
Feb. 16; Louisville, Ky.; TBA
Feb. 17; Memphis, Tenn.; TBA
Feb. 18; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights