PREVIEW: IRATION Hitting the Varsity Theater on April 2nd


Reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION will bring their newly announced headlining “Hotting Up Tour 2016” to the Varsity Theater on Saturday, April 2nd.


Openers Hirie, The Expanders and Amp Live will kick off the night performance at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now; check for more information.

IRATION continues to tour in support of their latest full-length album HOTTING UP, released last year via Three Prong Records/Caroline. The album’s current single “867” has been steadily climbing up the Mediabase and Nielsen BDS Alternative Rock radio airplay charts. Stations with heavy rotation include 91X in San Diego, CA, KRZQ in Reno, NV, KRXP in Colorado Springs, CO, WRMR in Wilmington, NC, KPOI in Honolulu, HI and KJEE in their hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. Listen to the track here.

HOTTING UP marks the band’s fourth full-length album and follow-up to 2013’s Automatic which helped propel their career to a new level. For the new music, IRATION put together a team of acclaimed collaborators including Grammy Award-nominated producer and co-writer David Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, R. Kelly, Lloyd), Grammy Award-nominated mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and engineer Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawk, Chris Isaak). The nine-track album also features the singles “Reelin” and “Hotting Up”.