Ballyhoo! is a rock, pop, punk, and reggae band from Maryland. Formed in 1995 Howi Spangler(Lead Vocals/Guitar), Scott Vandrey (Keyboards/Programming/Vocal Harmonies), Donald Spangler (Drums), and J.R. Gregory (Bass) have often been compared to the likes of Sublime. Ballyhoo!'s newest album, "Pineapple Grenade" is their 6th studio album. Ballyhoo! has opened up for bands such as 311, Dirty Heads, and Slightly Stoopid.
Ballyhoo! have hit the road on a Co-headlining "BrewHaHa Tour" with fellow reggae/rock band Passafire. Ballyhoo!'s tour announcement comes following the major success of their latest album Pineapple Grenade. Self-released on the band's new label Right Coast Records, Pineapple Grenade hit #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #189 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and #5 on the iTunes Alternative Charts.
On October 16th Ballyhoo! will be coming to Indianapolis, Indiana and performing at Birdy's. This will be the first time the band has returned to Indianapolis since playing on the 2012 Warped Tour. On Warped Tour the band performed on the House Of Marley Stage. This show is going to be a great time, the perfect mix of a party and a hangout.
Pineapple Grenade's first single is "Run" which has been played on SiriusXM Faction, where it hit a number 1 spot. A couple of other stand out tracks are 2 songs with a hint of Ska in them, "She Wants To Destroy Me" and "Battle Cry". These 2 tracks almost steal the show on the album. No matter if you are a fan of traditional Reggae or if you enjoy the way that bands like Sublime and 311 have done it over the years, there will be at least a couple of tracks on this album that you are going to enjoy.
To check out the new merch or purchase tickets to see Ballyhoo! on tour this Fall, visit: www.ballyhoorocks.com.