July 6, 2012

The islands of Hawaii are not only the biggest influence on IRATION’s sound they are home to all of its members. IRATION was born from a love of all types of music and a desire to create something new. Elements of Reggae, Rock, and Pop are mixed with keyboard/synth and melodic vocal lines to create something truly unique. Iration is best heard in a live setting where you can truly experience the full spectrum of their range. They have proven to truly have an understanding of modern and traditional performance techniques that keep crowds of fans’, both younger and older, hands in the air and heads bobbing.

In 2007, they recorded and released their first full length album, No Time for Rest, at Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, Ca, which featured one of the last recorded performances by reggae legend Mikey Dread, who produced accomplished musicians such as The Clash and UB40. Their single “Cookie Jar” reached number one in Hawaii on 93.9 DaBeat and was featured on Fuel TV’s Triple Crown of Surfing recap. Their music was also featured on MTV shows Maui Fever and Living Lahaina. In the spring of 2008, IRATION embarked on a national tour titled “Playboys in Paradise” in support of the band Pepper. They traveled 16,000 miles and played in front of numerous sold out crowds. On October 3, 2008, IRATION released their latest collection of recordings on their Sample This EP – Sample This, is a four song EP featuring two songs, “I’m With You” and “Electricity,” which were co-written with a fellow local Hawaiian musician, songwriter, and Grammy winning producer Charles Brotman of Hawaiian recoding company Palm Records. Sample This EP also features IRATION’s smash hit “Falling,” which has been added to several radio stations in California, Hawaii and Guam. The Sample This EP debuted at #3 on iTunes top reggae albums – “Falling” remains in the top 50 reggae songs on iTunes as of September 14, 2010. IRATION has been MySpace’s #1 top unsigned reggae artists for almost all of 2009. “Falling” currently has over four and a half million plays on MySpace with over nine and a half million plays total.

In 2009, “Falling” was added to Santa Barbara’s modern rock station, KJEE FM, and had begun to receive specialty plays on XTRA FM, San Diego’s alternative rock station 91X (as well as No Time For Rest’s “Cookie Jar”). In the beginning of ‘09, IRATION accomplished sell-out shows at San Luis Obispo’s Down Town Brew, West Hollywood’s famed the Roxy Theater several times, and San Diego’s House of Blues. IRATION also performed at KJEE’s Summer Round UP at the Santa Barbara Bowl with Kings of Leon – before heading back to the studio to finish their album Time Bomb. The second half of 2009 was all about touring. IRATION kicked of their summer touring in August by supporting Rebelution’s national “Bright Side of Life Tour.” In the fall they performed at Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip Music Festival, headlined San Diego’s Paddle for Clean Water Festival presented by 91X FM, as well as supporting Pepper’s national “In the Trenches Tour.” IRATION continued touring through the fall supporting 11 dates with jam band legends Umphrey’s McGee. They ended the year with four very special California headlining dates.

For IRATION, 2010 started off with big bang! By supporting 47 shows in 52 days on The Expendables’ “Winter Black Out Tour,” the Hawaiian bred boys proved they could hang touring even in the harshest of conditions. On On March 9, IRATION released their highly anticipated album Time Bomb, via a one week iTunes exclusive debut, peaking at #40 on iTunes’ overall music chart, and “Falling” was iTunes’ “Discovery Download” of the week. Time Bomb has been as high as #1 on the US iTunes reggae album music chart and their title track “Time Bomb” has been as has high as #12 on the US iTunes reggae single chart. The title track “Time Bomb” has been added to and spun on several radio stations in HI including Q103 FM, Native FM, Da Beat FM, as well as in KJEE FM (modern rock – Santa Barbara, CA) and landed “Song of the Day” on 91XTRA FM (Alternative – San Diego. CA). Time Bomb debuted at #2 on Billboard’s reggae album chart and #30 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” album chart. Time Bomb has sold approximately 10,000 copies and 30,000 single track downloads to date.

IRATION released their single “Summer Nights” August 17, 2010, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes reggae singles chart in the US, through their newly formed indie record label: 3 Prong Records. They closed out 2010 with their “Lei’d Back” national 30+ major market headlining tour. Recent standout shows include an NCAA volleyball tournament show for CBS Sports TV at San Diego’s Wavehouse, the KJEE FM annual Summer Round Up at the Santa Barbara Bowl, the music festival stage at Hurley’s US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, and Cyprus Hill’s annual Smoke Out Festival alongside Incubus, Manu Chao, and many more. Recently, IRATION was named one of iTunes’ “Best Upcoming Artists.”

In 2011, IRATION proves they waste no time by releasing another record, Fresh Grounds EP – which will include their most recent release, “Summer Nights.” These Hawaiian raised naturally talented musicians look forward to spreading their original sound, aloha spirit, and cutting edge (surf) culture as far as possible and will continue to make original music.

2012 Spring/Summer Meet

Enjoy exciting thoroughbred racing under the lights, followed by a live concert. On concert nights live racing starts at 7:05 p.m. Concert begins shortly after the last race at approximately 10:30 p.m.

$10 Admission prior to 8:30 p.m. $20 Admission after 8:30 p.m. Free General Parking.

The North Park

Located at the north end of the Grandstand, the spacious North Park lawn provides the perfect, under the stars, setting for the concerts.

No chairs, coolers, ice chests or alcoholic beverages are allowed into Betfair Hollywood Park. All containers are subject to inspection by track personnel prior to entering the gates.

Past Shows