Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
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St. Patrick’s Day 2016
House of Pain Featuring Everlast
On the heels of their widely heralded reunion show at KROQ’s ‘Epicenter 2010’, EVERLAST and DANNY BOY have decided to get the band back together in celebration of their 20th anniversary. That’s right, HOUSE OF PAIN is back, more focused than ever and extremely excited to kick-off a worldwide reunion tour in 2011.
It’s hard to believe that the rowdy Irish Americans got started way back in 1991, but for the past 20 years the group has maintained a high profile – topping the Billboard charts as a group and with solo efforts. It was a turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with their self-titled debut album, going multi-platinum and launching one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history with “Jump Around”. Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again; the group aims to bring their fiery live show to fans all over the world, reclaim the throne as hip-hop’s best and celebrate what has allowed their successes over the past 20 years – the fans.
“It’s been 20 years and we are very excited to go out there and do this again,” comments Everlast. “The catalyst was definitely the KROQ Epicenter show this past summer. We had already been working together on the La Coka Nostra record and did an event with [UFC President] Dana White but it really came down to seeing the crazy response from the crowd in LA when we went into ‘Jump Around’. After that, we went home thinking about it and now is the time to act on it. Every show is going to be like an anniversary party. It’s going to be crazy.”
Since HOUSE OF PAIN disbanded back in 1996, the members have kept their star power and went on to huge successes. EVERLAST has maintained an incredibly successful solo career that includes a triple platinum album, multiple Top 10 hits (including the #1 smash hit “What It’s Like”) and a Grammy for the song “Put Your Lights On” which was recorded with Carlos Santana. Danny Boy changed focus from music to art and launched an extremely successful art company, multiple clothing lines and ultimately brought the reunion about by forming the group LA COKA NOSTRA that featured the original lineup from HOUSE OF PAIN alongside rappers Slaine and Ill Bill.
After experiencing all of the solo success, it becomes obvious that HOUSE OF PAIN isn’t a group reforming to cash in on current musical trends. HOUSE OF PAIN is reforming because of the passion that they have for their music. They are back to celebrate with their fans across the 20 years that have spawned tremendous success and undying anthems of rebellious teenagers everywhere. They are back to show young fans everywhere just how raucous and dirty hip-hop can be – to prove that it doesn’t matter your age, race, religion or whether you’re into hip-hop, rock or metal. HOUSE OF PAIN has crafted a 20-year legacy that speaks to fans from all walks of life.
So get out of your seat and “Jump Around.”
Rite Hook gives the lost souls of the world a gritty, honest, and unique voice. The Boston based alternative artist blends his dense, lyrical raps with bluesy, sung rock choruses to capture the struggles of those on the fringe with gruff, raw emotion.
“When I first heard Rite Hook, his choruses and voice stuck in my head weeks later,” says Ned Wellbery of Leedz Edutainment, a Boston promotional company. “That’s how I knew he was someone special.”
Rite Hook spent nearly a decade bouncing from band to band and genre to genre, sharpening his writing, singing, and rapping. Whether rapping, crooning, or shouting in a hardcore band, his voice was always a trademark feature: rough, gritty vocals that reflect a rough, gritty life.
He soon found consistent work crafting hooks for Boston rap legend Slaine, who also brought him along on tour. A solid emcee himself, Rite Hook went bar for bar with Slaine and Vinnie Paz on “It Ain’t Easy,” a breakout track off 2013’s From the Wrong.
Rite Hook grew up in the suburbs of Boston and Worcester, roaming around the state like a nomad, before settling in the Hub at 18. No matter what town he found himself in, he was always part of a generation of blue collar kids who liked to party and cause trouble. That lifestyle followed the artist and his friends from their teen years to adulthood. Fights, fires, petty thefts, and close-knit families that struggled with alcoholism and drugs behind closed doors. As the country grapples with an addiction epidemic, Rite Hook gives voice to those lost in the struggles of drug abuse, doubt, and no place to call home.
A lost son of Massachusetts himself, years of hard music and hard living defined Rite Hook’s early career in Boston. In 2012, he overdosed and died. His heart stopped completely, and paramedics had to revive him.
Now a survivor in the truest sense, he returned to music with a newfound focus, and churned out the polished album From the Wrong—titled after both the outcasts he grew up with and his fanbase of rock kids with an ear for hard rap styles. The local scene enforced a love of classic rock and the blues, but as a teen he was also exposed to the raw lyricism of 90’s rap. Never an easy act to pin down, his art is set to evolve, driven by dense lyrics, hard flows, a rock attitude and a bluesman’s soul.
“Some people can rap well and sing okay, others can sing well and rap a bit, but only a very few can do both extremely well,” says Wellbery. “Plus, he looks how he sounds,” he adds, commenting on how Rite Hook’s grave vocals match his inked forearms and neck, blocky build, and lengthy mane.
With more artistic changes to come, Modify was an easy title choice for his fourth effort—an album that sees the artist inviting others to his story, sharing his realizations, struggles, and triumphs.