Slightly Stoopid brought the Star Wars themed Return of the Redeye Tour to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on August 20th. This came complete with life-sized figurines, amps airbrushed with your favorite Star Wars battle scenes and innocuous clouds of purple smoke that probably weren’t from Jedi starfighters being blasted out of the atmosphere. Opening for the band was SOJA, a reggae group based in Arlington, Virginia, who are a powerhouse group in their own rite. They were nominated at the 2014 Grammys for best reggae album, and have landed multiple records on the Billboard charts.
Opening band SOJA
Slightly Stoopid just wrapped up their 44 city tour on August 28th at the Fillmore in Detroit. They already have a small fall tour booked from November 4-12th starting in Seattle, Washington and ending in Mexico for Closer to the Sun, a destination festival that will also include The Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and Stick Figure. If you find yourself down in Mexico from December 14-18, this is definitely something you won’t want to miss. Find more information about the festival by clicking here.
Photos and words by: Justin Swan