Fresh off a round of U.K. tour dates with Less Than Jake, Pepper is back in America to prepare for the second leg of its LAW Records “Here Comes the LAW Tour.”
Launching in the early part of January, this turn will take the Hawaiian-bred, Southern California-based veteran touring band through the western half of the country. Joining Pepper on tour are LAW Records label mates Passafire from Savannah, Ga., and The Supervillains from West Palm Beach, Fla.
The shows — which support the band’s current album Pink Crustaceans And Good Vibrations — commence Jan. 2, 2009, in San Diego and take Kaleo Wassman (vocals/guitars), Bret Bollinger (bass/vocals) and Yesod Williams (drums) through 19 markets in the southwest and along the Pacific coast.
In other news, Pepper’s song “Your Face” from their 2006 album No Shame will be included in a free trio of downloadable songs for Activision’s Guitar Hero ® World Tour game.
Tour dates, cities and venues include:
Jan. 2 — San Diego, House of Blues
Jan. 3 — Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
Jan. 6 — Tempe, Ariz., Marquee Theatre
Jan. 8 — Grand Junction Colo., Mesa Theatre & Club
Jan. 9 — Denver, Fillmore Auditorium
Jan. 10 — Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
Jan. 11 — Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
Jan. 12 — Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theater
Jan. 13 — Colorado Springs, Colo., The Black Sheep
Jan. 14 — Park City, Utah, Harry O’s
Jan. 16 — Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Jan. 17 — Seattle, Showbox at the Market
Jan. 18 — Portland, Ore., Crystal Ballroom
Jan. 20 — Eugene, Ore., McDonald Theatre
Jan. 21 — Reno, Nev., New Oasis
Jan. 22 — Sacramento, Empire
Jan. 23 — San Francisco, Warfield Theatre
Jan. 24 — Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
Jan. 25 — Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst
Jan. 29 — Los Angeles, Club Nokia at LA Live
Jan. 30 — Anaheim, Calif., House of Blues
Jan. 31 — Anaheim, Calif., House of Blues
Pepper has sold more than 400,000 records independently; the band's music has appeared in many movie, television and video game soundtracks; and they’ve had a couple of singles appear on the Billboard “Hot Modern Rock Tracks” chart.