Reggae-influenced rock band Iration, and hip-hop giants known as Atmosphere, have joined forces for their co-headlining Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour 2022 and it is stopping in Irvine this week.
The 30-date tour has been making its way across the country and includes support from reggae rock band Passafire. Founding member of Living Legends, rapper and producer The Grouch and DJ Fresh will also be on hand for the Irvine show. This eclectic blend of artists promises to bring “a fusion of styles, sounds, and good vibes all-around that has been uniting audiences at each and every date.”
Iration, Hawaiian-bred, but California-based, includes Micah Pueschel (lead vocals/guitar), Adam Taylor (bass), Joe Dickens (drums), Cayson Peterson (keyboard/synth), Micah Brown (guitar/vocals). The gents are touring in support of their 2020 album “Coastin’” which debuted at number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
For Iration, the locals will always swear by some of their breakout Jawaiian signature sound, “Time Bomb,” “Turn Around,” and “Come Around.”
The band has been together for more than 15 years and the new album is about “being thankful for the moments that we have.” The 13-song record shows off Iration’s hybrid style of music, blending rock, reggae, pop, R&B, funk, and jazz. The lyrics are personal and push the listener to positivity, which can be heard in singles “Right Here Right Now,” “Move Forward,” “Coastin,’” and “Chill Out.”
While they have had plenty of headlining shows of their own, Iration has also toured with all the heavyweights of the genre: Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Sublime With Rome, UB40, Dirty Heads, and 311.
Atmosphere is another solid act that has been around since 1996. Although they found international success with their monster hit “You.” The hip hop duo from Minneapolis is made up of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis).
They have churned out awesome record after awesome record with no end in sight. Slug’s amazing storytelling and Ant’s skillful soundtrack make them artists worth checking out.
Catch Iration and Atmosphere on their Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour when it hits Friday night at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine.