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Published: 2017/05/31

SOJA Drop New Topical Single, Set Summer Dates

Washington DC reggae act SOJA have dropped a new single, “Bad News” in advance of their newly confirmed summer dates. The song is the band’s first new single since their Grammy-nominated 2014 release, Amid The Noise And Haste. The socially conscious group describes the new song as a “timely response to the current political and social climate.”

“There are a lot of horrible things going on in the world today,” lead singer and songwriter Jacob Hemphill says. “There are also a lot of great things happening but media puts the negative on blast in order to get higher ratings” adds vocalist Trevor Young. “From CNN to Fox – they’re all guilty. ‘Bad News’ is about saying ‘yes, things are messed up. We’ve established that. Now turn off the TV and get off the couch because it’s time to do something. It’s time to reconnect with humanity and find solutions to our problems… together.” Bob Marley said, ‘to divide and rule could only tear us apart.’ No one knows that better than our world leaders. It’s time to stand up and let our voices be heard. ‘Soon we’ll find out who are the real revolutionaries.’”

SOJA are currently working on a new studio LP which will be released later this year. SOJA will hit the road for an extensive national amphitheater tour with Dirty Heads on June 9.

Here’s a look at SOJA’s upcoming dates

6/9 – Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park
6/10 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
6/11 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheatre
6/13 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
6/16 – Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheater
6/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
6/18 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/20 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery
6/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
6/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
6/24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
6/25 – Milton, DE – Hudson Fields
6/27 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
6/28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium
6/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
6/30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
7/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
7/2 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
7/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center
7/7 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/8 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
7/9 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
7/11 – Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Concerts
7/13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
7/14 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beach at Mandalay Bay Hotel
7/16 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
7/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/21 – Austin, TX – Statesman Skyline Theater at The Long Center
7/22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
7/23 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
7/28 – Honolulu, HI – MayJah RayJah Music Festival
8/5 – 8/6 – Irvine, CA – High & Mighty Festival

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