Armed with a wave of momentum and Underdog, their critically acclaimed acoustic collection, out now via Controlled Substance Sound Labs/The Orchard ( Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Pepper), Maryland reggae-rock outfit Bumpin Uglies are set to descend upon Sin City for an appearance at the massive Reggae Rise Up Vegas festival, happening October 6-8 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (200 S 3rd St, Vegas).
RRU Vegas is one of four Rise Up events staged throughout the year, the others taking place in St. Petersburg, FL, Salt Lake City, UT, and Baltimore, Maryland. Alternating between two main stages (Rise Up & Vibe), other acts on this year’s Vegas throwdown include Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, Rebelution, Soja, Dilated Peoples, Matisyahu, Iration, and Citizen Cope.
Bumpin Uglies command the Rise Up Stage on Sunday, October 8 at 3:10 pm; though it won’t be Pacific Standard Time, it’ll be Island Time when vocalist Brandon Hardesty and crew arrive.
Dropping September 8, ‘Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions’ presented a stripped-down, yet raw and visceral, reimagination of Bumpin Uglies classics, including “ Locust Avenue,” “City by the Bay,” “Shades of Gray” and “Wild Girls ” from the band’s most recent studio album, last fall’s Mid-Atlantic Dub.
Also in September, Hardesty was featured on Nathan Aurora’s various artists comp, Pop Punk Goes Reggae Vol. 1, with his spirited take on Dashboard Confessional’s iconic emo anthem, “Hands Down, while also appearing on Chris DeMakes A Podcast, discussing fan-favourite, “Island Time,” with the venerable guitarist of Less Than Jake.
After their show-stopping performance at RRU VEGAS, they’ll re-join reggae-rock icons The Expendables for more cross-country shows through November 12.
To close out the year, the sextet will host a trio of East Coast Holiday shows, including their bustling Ugly Sweater bash at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore on December 2nd, before heading back into the studio to finish the next project.
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Bumpin Uglies Tour Dates:
10/7 – Garrettsville, OH – OctoberQuest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
10/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Reggae Rise Up Vegas
10/16 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (supporting The Expendables)
10/18 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Expendables)
10/19 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box (supporting The Expendables)
10/20 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock (supporting The Expendables)
10/21 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar (supporting The Expendables)
10/23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Parish) [supporting The Expendables]
10/24 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/25 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly (supporting The Expendables)
10/26 – DeLand, FL – Cafe Da Vinci (supporting The Expendables)
10/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (supporting The Expendables)
10/28 – Fort Meyers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall (supporting The Expendables)
10/29 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell (suporting The Expendables)
10/31 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House (supporting The Expendables)
11/02 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre (supporting The Expendables)
11/03 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (supporting The Expendables)
11/04 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall (supporting The Expendables)
11/06 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern (supporting The Expendables)
11/08 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs’ (supporting The Expendables)
11/09 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge (supporting The Expendables)
11/10 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre (supporting The Expendables)
11/11 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom (supporting The Expendables)
11/12 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (supporting The Expendables)
11/14 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar w/ The Bastard Sons
11/15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry w/ The Bastard Sons
11/16 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ The Bastard Sons
11/17 – Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub w/ The Bastard Sons
11/18 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy w/ The Bastard Sons
11/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall (w/ Joe Samba & Howi Spangler)
12/01 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
12/02 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (w/ Joe Samba & Howi Spangler)
2/01 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St
2/02 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
2/03 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
2/08 – Ithaca, NY – Deep Dive
2/09 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
2/10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club