Heading into the final stretch this winter, The Slackers are hitting road for the second leg of their Don’t Let the Sunlight Fool Ya Tour with five dates in California before they finish on the East Coast. Supporting The Slackers on this December tour are Big D & the Kids Table and Bite Me Bambi.
Formed in 1991, these veterans of the circuit have been one of the most notable bands to emerge out of the New York City ska revival scene, and have been a pivotal part of the music world for 31 glorious years.
Since the Third Wave Ska explosion in the ‘90s, the band’s mixed sound of rocksteady, reggae, and soul has kept The Slackers going strong with 15 albums, countless singles, and having played thousands of concerts all around the world.
The Slackers have been called “the best ska band in the world” by Rude International, and New York Times said they are “the sound of New York.”
Santa Ana, California
December 10, 2022
HOUSE of BLUES
San Diego, California
December 11, 2022
Making the comeback after the pandemic stopped live shows, The Slackers started touring again in the second half of 2021 with 30 shows across North America to celebrate their 30th anniversary. To cap things off, The Slackers released a new album called “Don’t Let the Sunlight Fool Ya” in the spring of 2022, which rapidly zoomed to the top of the US Billboard charts. Funny as it may seem, this is the first time an album from The Slackers has charted all these years, making them eligible as a Billboard “new artist.”
Also on the tour, Boston’s favorite third wave sons of ska, Big D & the Kids Table are no strangers to touring either. The band released their album “Do You Art” in 2021, and then in September 2022, they were excited to announce a limited edition pressing of “Strictly Rude,” commemorating the 15th anniversary of the album’s original release. The special edition will be available at your local record store in December.
Last but definitely not least, also on the tour is OC’s next big import Bite Me Bambi. Reminiscent of the British two-tone and Third Wave Ska, this super group is made up of members from Save Ferris, My Superhero, Karate in the Garage, and Suburban Legends.
Just in time for the holidays, Bite Me Bambi dropped a Christmas music video on Black Friday called “Mall Santa,” that will hopefully, alongside with “Holiday Cheer,” make the set list for this winter’s tour.
The Don’t Let the Sunlight Fool Ya Tour is about as close to perfect as it gets. With The Slackers renewed success, support by Big D & the Kids Table, and Bite Me Bambi returning for one last holiday hooray in 2022, we can’t think of a more perfect way to end the year.
Catch the SoCal shows on December 9th at Ventura Music Hall, December 10th at The Observatory Orange County, or December 11th at House of Blues, San Diego.