Dirty Revival is pleased to announce their US Winter 2016 tour. As their name suggests, Dirty Revival brings back the gritty, funky, hard-hitting sounds of iconic 70s funk bands, such as P-Funk, Sly & the Family Stone and Earth Wind and Fire. From January 29th through mid-March 2016, the seven-member band hits the road, in support of their debut self-titled album, available now on CD, vinyl and digitally. The band comes to audiences in over 25 cities in Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and their home state of Oregon.

Beginning in 2013, Dirty Revival rose from a basement in Portland, OR where the members met to jam on a regular basis. Three years of writing, recording and performing live shows helped shape their sound into their signature amalgam of soul, funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, gospel and rock. The group recorded their self-titled debut album in a live setting to capture the energy and rawness of their exuberant live shows. The album’s 11 songs vacillate between musical statements about the ills of society, including drug addiction and racial tensions, and down-and-dirty dance songs meant to get the party going. Fronted by Portland native, Sarah Clarke, on lead vocals, the band also consists of Evan ‘evv’n’flo’ Simko (MC/guitar), Terry Drysdale (drums), Karl Ludwigsen (keyboards), Jon Shaw (bass), Chris Harden (tenor sax) and Jon Clay (trumpet).

Since 2013, the group has toured regionally, sharing stages with musical heavy-hitters such as George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slick Rick, Nappy Roots and Gift of Gab. This winter, Dirty Revival embarks on their largest US tour to date, beginning in Olympia, WA and proceeding to almost 30 cities, playing popular venues, including Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and The Crazy Horse Inn in Nevada City. The Portland Mercury says, “Clarke’s sultry vocals soar over a groove of Roots-inspired hip-hop and soul that more or less introduces the band’s ethos: They’re here to make you move.”

Dirty Revival Winter Tour Dates 2016
1/29 – Rhythm & Rye, Olympia, WA

1/30 – Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA

2/4 – FNCTN Winter concert series @ Lakeview Loft, S Lake Tahoe, CA

2/5 – The Pocket, Santa Cruz, CA

2/6 – Crazy Horse Inn, Nevada City, CA

2/8 – Hotel Cafe, LA

2/9 – Winston’s, San Diego, CA

2/10 – Harvelle’s, Long Beach, CA

2/11 – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA

2/12 – Lost on Main, Chico, CA

2/13 – Crystal Bay Club, N Lake Tahoe, NV

2/19 – Star Theater, Portland, OR – “Soul’d Out Presents”2/24 – John’s Alley, Moscow, ID

2/25 – Top Hat, Missoula, MT

2/26 – Filling Station, Bozeman, MT
2/27 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

3/1 – Avon, CO – Agave

3/2 – TBD – Steamboat, Aspen, Frisco, Boulder

3/3 – TBD – Fort Collins, Crested Butte

3/4 – Vail Brewing Co, Vail, CO

3/5 – Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO – “Dual Room Festival”

3/6 – TBD – Belly Up, Aspen, CO

3/8 – TBD – Park City, UT

3/9 – Gracie’s, Salt Lake City, UT

3/10 – Town Square Tavern, Jackson, WY

3/11 – Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum, ID

3/12 – Sun River Lodge, Sun Valley, ID

3/13 – TBD – Neurolux, Boise, ID

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