Big B Added To Sunset Strip Music Festival With Smashing Pum
August 23, 2010
Big B is the latest addition to the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 28th, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Big B will share the stage at this year's festival alongside Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Common, P.O.D, and Travie McCoy. For more information on Sunset Strip Music Festival please visit http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com.
BIG B has become known for his raw and honest style, blending together elements of hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. 'Good Times & Bad Advice' sees the Las Vegas rebel build upon the success of his smash previous effort 'American Underdog' and touts some of the industry's biggest names as featured artists Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr), Glasses Malone, Pepper and another epic pairing with Scott Russo. Big B's new video for the song "Before I Leave This Place" featuring Everlast can be viewed online athttp://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106025035.
Big B will embark on a month long tour with Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze, and Australian hip-hop outfit Bliss N' Eso starting on August 29th in Houston, TX. Big B's new album, "Good Times & Bad Advice", lands in stores on September 14th, 2010 through Suburban Noize.
BIG B TOUR DATES:r
Aug 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Aug 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Aug 28 - Hollywood, CA - Sunset Strip Music Festival
Aug 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Aug 31 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Sep 01 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom
Sep 02 - Des Moines, IA - All Play
Sep 03 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Sep 04 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley
Sep 05 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sep 07 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
Sep 08 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
Sep 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Sep 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sep 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Sep 15 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
Sep 17 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargos
Sep 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Sep 19 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Sep 21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
Sep 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Sep 23 - Fargo, ND - The Venue at Playmaker's
Sep 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nutty's North Oudoors
Sep 25 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Big B To Hit The Road This Summer With (hed) PE & Rehab
June 9, 2009
Las Vegas heavyweight Big B
will continue to provide the soundtrack for your summer as he embarks on a West Coast tour with rap-rock pioneers (hed) PE
in June and then a month long tour with Atlanta based hip-hop/rock hybrids Rehab
starring June 23rd through the middle of July.
new album, 'American Underdog'
, has quickly become the feel good hit of the summer with his new single “Sinners
” featuring Scott Russo
blowing up across the country. Big B’s
eclectic mixture of alt-rock, hip-hop and rock grooves has earned him comparisons to Everlast
and the laid back vibrations of Sublime
. The Las Vegas heavyweight has touring non-stop since the album's release, appearing on sold-out tours with Kottonmouth Kings
, La Coka Nostra
, while opening for Weezer
, Kings of Leon
and Jimmy Eat World
at this year's KROQ Weenie Roast
video for the track "Sinners
” featuring Unwritten Law
frontman Scott Russo
and freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart
is available online
and can be viewed below.
w/ (hed) PE
Jun 09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Jun 10 -Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun 11 - Seattle, Washington @ El Corazon
Jun 12 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
Jun 13 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 15 - Modesto, CA @ Modesto Virtual
Jun 17 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Jun 19 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
Jun 20 - San Bernardino, CA @ National Orange Show
Jun 23 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Jun 24 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
Jun 25 - Beaumont, TX @ Scout Bar
Jun 26 - Tyler, TX @ Click's
Jun 27 - Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
Jun 29 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Jun 30 - Houma, LA @ The City Club of Houma
Jul 01 - D'Iberville, MS @ Guitars And Cadillacs
Jul 03 - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Jul 04 - Holiday, FL @ Slim And Chubbies
Jul 05 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
Jul 07 - Sebastian, FL @ Captain Hiram's
Jul 07 - Daytona Beach, FL @ The Coliseum
Jul 10 - Pensacola, FL @ Capt'n Fun Downtown
Jul 11 - Pensacola, FL @ Capt'n Fun Downtown
For more info on Big B
, head on over to www.FeedBigB.com
, or visit
Big B Arrested By FBI in 'Criminals' Video
March 11, 2009
Las Vegas heavyweight Big B has posted his new video for the track “Criminals” online. The video, which is available for viewing below, features Big B involved with a seedy auto-body that ends up being busted by the FBI. The video is the prequel to his upcoming video for the track "Sinners", which features an appearance from features freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart (who owns Hart & Huntington Tattoo) and Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo.
Big B’s new studio album “American Underdog” capitalizes on over five years of grinding road work that has made him an underground sensation in the same scene that birthed artists like Tech N9ne and Kottonmouth Kings. Taking a cue from the roots of punk-rock, Big B earned each and every fan the old fashioned way by touring non-stop opening for everyone from Tech N9ne to Blaze Ya' Dead Homie, (Hed)p.e, and Shaggy 2 Dope.
“American Underdog” finds Big B venturing into the same league as eclectic contemporary alt-rock of artists like Everlast and Citizen Cope. Recorded in the sunshine of California with the powerhouse production team of J&A Productions (Dumbluck, OPM), on “American Underdog” Big B has embraced his melodic side and stepped up his songwriting sensibilities to produce a career defining album that takes his sound to new levels. The album is slated for release on March 24th, 2009 through Suburban Noize.
Big B’s new single “Sinners, featuring a guest appearance from Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo, is currently making a huge impact at radio, already garnering massive spins and even more requests from fans who love the track’s melodic feel good vibes. The track has earned rotation at KCXX in Riverside, KTEG in Albuquerque; KIWR in Omaha and X107.5 XTreme Radio in Las Vegas amongst others.
Big B is currently on tour Kottonmouth Kings and La Coka Nostra on the Bring Tha Noize Tour along with Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie and Potluck. In April B Big is set to join Pennywise and Pepper for The Jagermeister Music Tour from April 13th through the end of May.
Big B On "Bring Tha Noize Tour" 2009:
Mar 11 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Mar 13 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
Mar 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mar 15 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar 17 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Mar 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Mar 19 - Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Mar 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 21 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Mar 23 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
Mar 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 27 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Mar 28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 29 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
Mar 31 - Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Apr 01 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Apr 02 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
Apr 03 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Apr 04 - Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
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YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Las Vegas, NV
Everyone likes to root for the underdog and hope that they pull off the upset of the century. It’s the appeal of watching someone come out of left field with a belly full of fire and desire that the top dogs will never have and using it to catapult to the top. At first glance, the 330 pound Las Vegas native known as Big B is about as unconventional as you can get, but after proving his skills by crawling through the ranks of the underground, he’s come flying out of left field as the “American Underdog” with his fourth studio album.
"Rapping has always come easy to me and it would have been just as easy to turn out another album about sex and drugs, but that's like being stuck playing Guitar Hero on easy. Eventually you just get bored of it and want something more challenging," says the Las Vegas heavyweight.
With his forth studio effort, "American Underdog", Big B has taken his sound ventured out on a musical expedition into uncharted territory. Big B has elevated his sound to the next level by trading in his tried and tested hip-hop beats in favor the more earthly sound of the guitars and drums, while embracing the eclectic contemporary alt-rock of artists like Everlast and Citizen Cope. Big B has embraced his melodic side and stepped up his songwriting sensibilities to produce a career defining album that will solidify him as one of the genre's premier artists and songwriters.
As always Big B keeps things the only way he knows how; raw and honest. His brand of outlaw hip-hop has made him a modern day rebel ala Johnny Cash utilizing beats and rhymes to buck trends and challenge listener’s expectations. Digging deep into his creativity, Big B goes toe to toe with Scott Russo from alt-rockers Unwritten Law on his new breakthrough single of "Sinner".
Big B also was introduced to a different audience in 2006 when he became one of the cast members of the A&E hit television series INKED. The show focused on the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, where Big B works with freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart' when he's not on the road with his music career. The show quickly become one of the hottest shows on television and one of A&E’s top three rated programs landing Big B a different kind of recognition.
Whether he's confronting personal demons, touting his perseverance or taking it back to his days of street hustling, Big B has evolved musically from the 6"7, 330 pound rhyme spitter to an eclectic artist willing to explore every facet of his creativity to get what he wants from it. Fans that are willing to take the journey through "American Underdog" with Big B will find themselves immersed in rich artistic growth that offers rewarding songs that will stand the test of time.