Return of the Red Eye: Slightly Stoopid back this summer

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Slightly Stoopid will be back in Tahoe onstage on July 2.

This summer Lake Tahoe will experience “The Return of the Red Eye.”

Slightly Stoopid Return of the Red EyeCalifornia reggae band Slightly Stoopid announced its summer tour Tuesday, which includes a stop on July 2 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys for the second-straight year.

“The Return of the Red Eye” includes Soja, The Grouch, Eligh and Zion I.

The concert will be on a Saturday of Lake Tahoe’s busiest weekend of the year.

“It will be a fun weekend,” John Packer, a spokesman for Harveys and Harrah’s, said. “This is an example of how varied our concert series is with different genres. This is the third time here for Slightly Stoopid.”

It is the fourth show announced for the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series. Peter Gabriel and Sting will appear Friday, July 15, a show that sold out in hours, and Australian country artist Keith Urban will be here Wednesday, July 27, and Friday, July 29.

The next announcement might be on Friday, Packer said.

“There are a couple of shows we’ve confirmed but haven’t announced yet,” he said. “I won’t be coy. No hints. You’ve probably heard of the acts.”

Soja is on the "Return of the Red Eye" tour. Tahoe Onstage photo by Tony Contini
Soja is on the “Return of the Red Eye” tour.
Tahoe Onstage photo by Tony Contini

Slightly Stoopid tickets will be $37.50, plus live entertainment taxes. It will be a general admission show. Presale starts Wednesday, and Tickemaster and Another Planet Productions will begin sales to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday.

On Aug. 13, 2015, Slightly Stoopid, the Dirty Heads and Stick Figure drew a crowd of about 5,000. The venue fits 7,000, so considering the holiday, the show is likely to sell out.

Summer Outdoor Concert Series notebook: Saxophonist Karl Denson often plays with Slightly Stoopid, which he did at the 2014 Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival. Last year, he also played with the Rolling Stones. … In between Keith Urban’s two Tahoe shows, his “RipCORD” tour will stop at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. All of the sound lighting equipment will be disassembled after Wednesday’s Tahoe show and put back up again before the one here on Friday … This year will be the 13th “modern-day” season for the summer concert series, which began after Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe merged. … Last year, there were 11 concerts, including Elton John, Aerosmith and Imagine Dragons. … The Gabriel-Sting tour is called “Rock Paper Scissors.” In a promotion video, Gabriel explained the name: “Rock, we make some music. Paper, they made an offer we couldn’t refuse. And (Scissors) after we do the business, we cut away.” … The American Century Championship, the annual celebrity golf tournament across the street from Harveys at Edgewood Tahoe, will be July 22-24. There are typically two outdoor shows during the tourney.

Related stories:
Review of Slightly Stoopid’s 2015 show at Harveys:
LINK
Q&A with Soja’s Jacob Hemphill: LINK

  • Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series
    Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
    July 2 – Slightly Stoopid, Soja, The Grouch, Eligh, Zion I; $37.50
    July 15 – Peter Gabriel and Sting SOLD OUT
    July 27 – Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris; $69.50, $89.50 and $125.50
    July 29 — Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris; $69.50, $89.50 and $125.50
    Purchase tickets online: Ticketmaster.com and APEConcerts.com
    Live entertainment tax added to base ticket price
  • Slightly Stoopid “Return of the Red Eye” Tour
    June 15 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park # *
    June 17 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater # *
    June 24 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre # *
    June 25 Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows # *
    June 26 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl # *
    June 30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex # *
    July 1 Las Vegas, NV – TBA #*
    July 2 Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys # *
    July 3 San Luis Obispo, CA – Avila Beach Resort # *
    July 9 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    July 15 Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall # *
    July 16 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater # *
    July 17 New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater # *
    July 21 Portland, ME – Maine State Pier # *
    July 22 Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery # *
    July 24 Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Performing Arts Center # *
    July 29 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion # *
    July 30 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater # *
    July 31 North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park # *
    August 3 Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skate Plaza # *
    August 4 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads # *
    August 6 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre # *
    August 7 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove # *
    August 11 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre # !
    August 12 Cocoa, FL – Riverfront Park # !
    August 14 St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park # !
    August 18 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion # !
    August 19 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage # !
    August 20 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier # !
    August 21 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion !
    August 25 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoors # !
    August 27 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion # !
    August 28 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore # !
    (#) with SOJA
    (*) with Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh
    (!) with Fortunate Youth
    Source: JamBands.com

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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