IRATION is bringing their “Hotting Up Tour” to Cincinnati on Saturday, October 31


Alternative rockers IRATION digitally released their new album HOTTING UP on August 28 and are now gearing up for their fall headlining “Hotting Up Tour” in its support. The outing will be stopping locally in CINCINNATI on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 at BOGARTS with support from The Green and Hours Eastly. Tickets for the entire five-week trek are on sale now; check out for information on ticket prices and VIP Meet & Greet Packages.

HOTTING UP, the band’s fourth full-length album, is available now digitally (HERE) and will be released physically in-stores October 9. Upon its digital release, Hotting Up debuted at #13 on the iTunes overall albums chart and #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts. For the new album out on Three Prong Records with distribution via Caroline, IRATION put together a team of acclaimed collaborators including producer and co-writer David Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, R. Kelly, Lloyd), Grammy Award-nominated mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and engineer Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawk, Chris Isaak). The nine-track album features the first single “Reelin,” which premiered on San Diego’s 91X April 27 and has since been spinning nationwide on various radio stations including Santa Barbara, CA’s KJEE, Honolulu, HI’s KUCD, and Wilmington, NC’s WRMR, among others. Listen to “Reelin” on SoundCloud HERE where it has racked up almost 590,000 spins. HOTTING UP follows 2013’s AUTOMATIC, which propelled the band’s career to a new level, debuting at #1 on both the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Albums charts, as well as #7 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart, #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #17 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.

Check out the teaser for HOTTING UP here and watch the lyric video for “Reelin” here.

The Hawaiian-bred, Santa Barbara, CA-based group–Micah Pueschel (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Taylor (bass), Joseph Dickens (drums), Cayson Peterson (keyboard/synth), Micah Brown (guitar/vocals) and Joseph King (engineer)–burned up the festival scene this summer, with performances at SunFest, Big Guava, Reggae on the Block, Blaze N Glory, Hangout, Cali Roots, GoPro Mountain Games, Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, The Beach at Mandalay Bay, OC Fair, Texas Showdown, Summer Meltdown and Outside Lands,Riot Fest Denver and Summer End Festival. This winter, IRATION will be joining their friends Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Pepper and more in Mexico December 15-19 to perform at the Closer to the Sun Festival. Of their recent Outside Lands debut performance, wrote “Their upbeat, reggae-rock mixed with their confident, easygoing stage presence makes the band as whole feel like an old friend. Playing favorites like ‘Summer Nights,’ ‘Back Around’ and the single ‘Reelin’ from their upcoming album, these high-energy Hawaiian rockers know how to work a crowd” (8/8).

Hotting Up Track Listing:

  1. Reelin
  2. Stay Awake
  3. Lost and Found
  4. Midnight
  5. Hotting Up
  6. Nothing At All
  7. 867
  8. Guns Out
  9. You Know You Don’t Mind