The Hip Abduction used to be one of Tampa Bay’s best-kept secrets. Fortunately, they are a secret no more. Relentless touring has helped to spread their infectious, positive message across the country. Inclusion of their music on outlets such as SiriusXM’s JamOn (channel 29) has raised their profile tremendously.
They claim their genre as “Tropical Indie Pop,” but that ranges from reggae and ska to funk and Afrobeat, and they can rage and rock with anyone, then turn right around and deliver delicious pop-infused goodness. The Hip Abduction are set to release their third album, Gold Under the Glow, on March 11th. In addition to standard instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums), they also feature African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni). It is impossible to sit still at a Hip Abduction show, especially when the band starts bouncing up and down. In celebration of the new album release, to be distributed by ILS Group/Caroline/Universal, the band will be headlining an East Coast tour this spring.
Gold Under the Glow was recorded in Nashville this past summer and produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub). The new release will feature tracks “Come Alive,” which can currently be heard on Sirius XM JamOn, and “Before We Lose Our Minds,” the album’s first official single. Gold Under the Glow comes as follow-up to their 2013 self-titled release, The Hip Abduction, which landed the band at #5 on the Billboard reggae charts.
The Hip Abduction are: David New, vocals, guitar; Pat Klemawesch, kora, percussion, vocals; Chris Powers, bass; Dave Johnson, bari sax, tenor sax; Paul Chlapowski, keyboards; Matt Poynter, drums, vocals; and John Holt III, vocals, guitar, kamal ngoni.
Before diving into a headlining tour with stops in New York, DC, the Carolinas, Alabama, and Florida this March, The Hip Abduction will hit the road this week with The Expendables and Zach Deputy Band. Upcoming tour dates can be found below with additional spring dates to be announced soon!
THE HIP ABDUCTION TOUR DATES with The Expendables and Zach Deputy Band
1/27/16 – High Dive | Gainesville, FL
1/28/16 – The Culture Room | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/16 – Curtis Hixon Park | Tampa, FL (not part of Expendables tour)
1/30/16 – House of Blues Orlando | Orlando, FL
1/31/16 – Mavericks Live | Jacksonville, FL
2/03/16 – The Masquerade | Atlanta, GA
2/04/16 – Music Farm | Charleston, SC
2/05/16 – House of Blues Myrtle Beach | Myrtle Beach, SC
2/06/16 – The Norva | Norfolk, VA
THE HIP ABDUCTION MARCH TOUR DATES
3/04/16 – The Hall @ MP | Brooklyn, NY
3/05/15 – Dogfish Head Brewery Company | Rehoboth Beach, DE
3/06/16 – The Hamilton | Washington, DC
3/09/16 – Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC
3/11/16 – The Pourhouse | Charleston, SC
3/12/16 – National Whitewater Center Green River Revival | Charlotte, NC
3/13/16 – Zydeco | Birmingham, AL
3/14/16 – 30a.com Presents at The Hub | Santa Rosa Beach, FL
3/16/16 – High Dive | Gainesville, FL
3/17/16 – Terra Fermata | Stuart, FL
3/18/16 – Jannus Live | St. Petersburg, FL
3/19/16 – Backbooth | Orlando, FL
3/20/16 – Slide Into Spring Festival | Fernandina Beach, FL
Get more information on The Hip Abduction official website.