Reggae music is still alive and well on the current music scene today, thanks in part to the Hawaii
natives that make up the band, Iration. Their fusion of rock, pop and reggae make them the perfect soundtrack for a sunny
day at the beach to a high-energy night at the club. Turn on any one of their albums and when you close your eyes you can
feel the hot sun beating on you, smell the barbecue, hear the crashing of waves. And, it's a beautiful thing. The undeniably
catchy, head-nodding hit, "Time Bomb," released in 2010, is still among the Top 20 on Billboard's Reggae chart to this day.
Addictive and instantly contagious and uplifting, followers and new fans alike can all agree that whatever mood you are in,
Iration will brighten your day - not just with their infectious hooks and rhythmic bass grooves but with their optimistic
and enlightened point of view. That's just what they are going for. "We are all about the luv," they say. Among some of the
scenic venues you can catch them at are the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, California; The Orpheum Theatre in
Flagstaff, Arizona; and The Catalyst Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California. The quartet has been touring nationally since 2008
and shows no signs of slowing down. Sign up for event updates through StubHub today to stay on top of the action and get more
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of the four bandmates hail from Hawaii, meeting in high school. Their re-connection in the small California college town near
Santa Barbara was where their musical magic happened. Consisting of Joseph Dickens on drums, Joseph King as the engineer,
bassist Adam Taylor and keyboard/synth musician Micah Pueschel, they had their humble beginnings playing small crowds at local
colleges but soon established a strong and dedicated fan base, which they stay close to through Twitter, Facebook and other
forms of social media. Members of the lineup honed their skills a little late in the game, teaching themselves their instruments
around the age of 19, which is an unusual and impressive feat in itself. But that doesn't mean that the music they make is
juvenile. It showcases their natural abilities. Listening to each album as a whole, you appreciate the band's ability to combine
many genres of music. Their single, "Back Around," focuses more on the rock influences of the group, particularly bandmate
Joseph Dickens, while songs like "Work It Out" and "No Letter" are more focused on the acoustic side. When asked how the albums
differ, Micah told Phoenix News Times, "Automatic is much more diverse and eclectic as far as style. Another way is that the
lyrical content is more mature." Their third full-length studio album features co-production as well as instrumentation from
Cage The Elephant guitarist, Lincoln Parish. They prove they push boundaries and are not afraid of experimentation by any
means, yet keep the music simple and clean. Since their first studio release, they have played at such venues and festivals
as Lollapalooza, McDowell Music Festival, SXSW, Wakarusa and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Six years later their
following has grown substantially, which is no surprise. Who doesn't appreciate some positive music?
Iration has three full-length albums to date: No Time For Rest (2007); Time Bomb (2010); and their 2013 release,
Automatic. They have also issued three EPs: New Roots (2006); Sample This (2008); and Fresh Grounds (2011).
During the production of their third album, Automatic, lead vocalist and writer Kai Rediske unexpectedly left
the band in April, less than three months before its 2013 release.
Iration Concert Schedule
has a tendency to be a bit repetitive, but these guys have concocted the perfect formula that keeps the crowd involved, excited
and dancing. You won't leave an Iration concert disappointed. Their most recent tour, Count Me In, proves just how addicting
their sounds and vibes are, which accounts for their exponentially growing fan base. Looking out into the crowd, it is like
looking out at the ocean they surf on. Their individuality is more recognized during live shows. Each member contributes to
the musical variety, which makes up the group's sound by performing their own solo, and in that moment, you sense how individual
they are, yet how cohesive the members are as a collective effort. And, it works wonders. They have a sound and style that
transcends musical titles, and if you are as addicted to their authentic sound as their dedicated followers, or just want
to get your feet wet in the world of reggae, be sure to check out StubHub for all the latest and greatest on this rockin'
reggae band! Don't miss out, and reserve your tickets now before they're all gone!