Ballyhoo! Unveils New Album 1 Week Early!

Article Contributed by Big Picture Media | Published on Friday, June 21, 2013

In anticipation of the release of their 5th studio album, Ballyhoo! surprised their fans today with a full album stream of Pineapple Grenade via ARTISTdirect - one week prior to the official release on June 25th. Check out the full album streaming exclusively on ARTISTdirect, here:

Pre-order Pineapple Grenade on iTunes for digital copies and on Ballyhoo!'s website for physical copies. iTunes pre-order includes 2 bonus tracks and physical pre-order includes 1 free song and t-shirt bundling options.

The new 14-track album is a step forward for the band in many ways, including a new track produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime).

Alongside the album release, Ballyhoo! is currently co-headlining the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero and special guests Versus The World. The 2-month trek kicked off on May 31 in Tempe, AZ and includes 40+ shows across 27 states spanning from California to Canada to Florida.

Pineapple Grenade is Ballyhoo!'s first new album since releasing Daydreams in the Fall of 2011, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. The success of Daydreams led the band to navigate their most successful year yet, playing 166 shows in 2012 including the Vans Warped Tour, the 311 Caribbean Cruise in 2012 and 2013, Bamboozle, and a national tour with Tribal Seeds. Ballyhoo!'s fanbase continues to grow through steadfast touring, leading to the band to reach #1 on SiriusXM Faction.

Ballyhoo!'s relaxed sound mixed with the band's energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national alternative radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!'s radio play include: HFS Baltimore, WWDC Washington DC, SiriusXM Faction, WRFF Philadelphia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WEND Charlotte, WARQ Columbia, KITS San Francisco, WJRR Orlando, WRKN New Orleans, KFMA Tucson, WRRV Hudson Valley, WXDX Pittsburgh, WSUN Tampa, and KDJE Little Rock.

Ballyhoo! will release Pineapple Grenade on June 25th. For details, visit:

How to make a "Pineapple Grenade" Shot:

**Video instructions from the band:

1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum

1/2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka

1/2 oz Pineapple Juice

Splash of Sprite

Shake with ice and pour into a shot glass. Dash of Grenadine in the middle. 


Track Listing:

01. She Wants to Destroy Me 

02. Battle Cry

03. Take It Easy 

04. No Good (prod. by Rome Ramirez)

05. Run

06. Things We Don't Mean

07. Instigator 

08. Beautiful Day

09. When They Told Me

10. Lost at Sea

11. Outta My Mind

12. A Lesson in Gravity

13. Wasting Away

14. Morning Sunlight

15. Love Letters (iTunes bonus track)

16. Tell My Son (iTunes bonus track)


Check out more on Ballyhoo! here:



Summer Sickness Tour w/ Authority Zero:

Jun 19

Granada Theater 

Lawrence, KS 

Jun 20


St. Louis, MO

Jun 21

Reggies Rock Club

Chicago, IL

Jun 22


Cleveland, OH

Jun 23

Lee's Palace 

Toronto, ON

Jun 25

Brighton Music Hall 

Boston, MA

Jun 26


Providence, RI

Jun 27

Gramercy Theatre

New York, NY

Jun 28

Hard Rock Cafe

Philadelphia, PA

Jun 29

Rams Head Live 

Baltimore, MD

Jun 30

Stone Pony 

Asbury Park, NJ

Jul 2


Nags Head, NC

Jul 3


Ocean City, MD

Jul 5

Jewish Mother 

Virginia Beach, VA

Jul 7** 


Myrtle Beach, SC

Jul 9


Atlanta, GA

Jul 10

The Freebird 

Jacksonville, FL

Jul 11

The Beacham 

Orlando, FL

Jul 12

Jannus Live

St. Petersburg, FL

Jul 13

Beach Bash 

Satellite Beach, FL

Jul 14

Propaganda - Summer Daze 

Lake Worth, FL

Jul 16


Pensacola, FL

Jul 17

Varsity Theatre

Baton Rouge, LA

Jul 18

Scout Bar 

Houston, TX

Jul 19


Dallas, TX

Jul 20

House of Rock 

Corpus Christi, TX

Jul 21

Stubb's Jr 

Austin, TX

Jul 23


San Antonio, TX

Jul 24

Tricky Falls 

El Paso, TX

Jul 25

The Launchpad  

Albuquerque, NM

Jul 26

Orpheum Theatre 

Flagstaff, AZ

Jul 27

The Hut  

Tucson, AZ 


** Ballyhoo! Only