Words & Deeds

New Outlaw Field concert is a smokin’ deal. (Also, the band has its own brand of weed.)

“Have you tried our Sour Tsunami Flav cartridges?” Keyboardist Rory Carey hypes the band’s cannabis oil in this photo from Rebelution’s Facebook page.
“Have you tried our Sour Tsunami Flav cartridges?” Keyboardist Rory Carey hypes the band’s cannabis oil in this photo from Rebelution’s Facebook page. Facebook

Reggae-rock fans are going to be fired up about early-bird ticket prices to the newest concert announced at Outlaw Field.

Rebelution will headline Thursday, June 27, at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s outdoor venue. Reggae singer Collie Buddz and soul band Durand Jones & The Indications will open the Boise show, which starts at 6 p.m.

Unlike yesterday’s Josh Groban announcement, ticket prices won’t make your wallet ache. When general-admission lawn tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, they will be just $18 at Ticketmaster, or by phone at 208-426-1766. But you’ll need to act fast. That pricing is good only for the first 125 tickets sold. After that, they go up to the normal price: $35.

Rebelution, which formed in Isla Vista, Calif., in 2004, has become one of the nation’s most popular reggae-influenced acts. The quartet has released seven studio albums and received a Grammy nod in 2017. But its real strength is touring. The trek rolling through Boise is called the Good Vibes Summer Tour 2019.

If your idea of good vibes involves toking and sipping, you’re in luck — at least in California. Rebelution has its own line of cannabis oil and weed vaping gear, which is legally sold at a handful of marijuana dispensaries in the Golden State. The quartet also has Rebelution-branded beer, Take on Anything IPA, which was created in partnership with The Lost Abbey and The Hop Concept breweries. It’s sold in California and online.

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect to see either being sold at Outlaw Field.

Rebelution is the fourth summer concert revealed at Outlaw Field in 2019. Besides Rebelution and Groban, Lord Huron and Shake Graves will be there July 31, and The Piano Guys will perform Aug. 16.

Michael Deeds covers entertainment for the Idaho Statesman, where he chronicles the Boise good life through news articles and opinion columns. Deeds first invaded the Statesman as an intern in 1991. Since then, he’s also freelanced for publications ranging from The Washington Post and Relix to the airlines magazine in the seatback in front of you.

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