The Hawaiian vibes will be flowing throughout downtown Denver on Friday, March 4th at the Fillmore Auditorium for a lighthearted night of reggae with none other than Iration and Pepper. All five members of Iration, and all three of Pepper are originally from the Aloha State, so it’s fitting that this is the Hawaiian Punch Tour. Iration hasn’t toured with Pepper since 2008, so we’re expecting this to be a blissful reuniting with that groovy mellow-hype reggae lovers crave.
Iration blew up in California after coming together officially in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara; the beach side college town ate up Irations pop-infused reggae style. In 2008 the band released their EP Sample This, which included hits “Falling” and “Wait and See”. That year Pepper joined along side Iration for a nation wide tour, the pair will finally reunite for this long awaited Hawaiian Punch Tour that hits 14 states. Iration toured together for a hot minute before releasing another album, and when they did- it was the best one yet. Time Bomb’s most loved track of course is “Time Bomb”, but other classics like “Get Back To Me” and “Turn Around” were soaked up by fans. Their newest album titled Hotting Up was released in August of 2015 and quickly became the perfect summer sound track.
Pepper was formed in 1997 and is comprised of bassist/vocalist Bret Bollinger, guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman and drummer Yesod Williams. The trio grew up together surfing and jammin’ out on the big island until they decided to move to the mainland just before 2000. That year Pepper released their freshman album; Give n It, which sent them on a journey churning out successful album after successful album. Kona Town (2002) and No Shame (2006) are two of their more popular sets of tracks. Pepper’s sound is easy to rock out to, groove melodically to, or simply sing your heart out to. Their punk rock reggae is extremely danceable and catchy for all walks of life. Most recently, Pepper released their 2016 single “Start You Up” after their last album was released in 2013 self-titled, Pepper.
Tickets are a mere $25 if you act now. This will be the place to be Friday night downtown so don’t miss out! Aloha friends!
Written by: Melanie Gordon
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