Formed in the Summer of 2008, San Diego based band Through the Roots have been covering ground and making waves across the United States, and recently Canada. Fusing rock and electronic elements with a strong roots reggae foundation, Through the Roots have developed a unique sound and experience that captivates audiences during their live performances. 2011 proved to be a very successful year for Through the Roots. The band released the EP “Here to Stay” in the Spring that debuted at #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. On top of the EP release, Through the Roots hit the road hard playing over 140 shows in 38 of the nations 50 states. They supported nationally recognized artists such as Iration, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, and The Green on their respective national tours. This all culminated to the band being nominated for and winning Pier Magazine’s award for 2011 Breakout Artist of the Year. Feeding off of the success seen in 2011, Through the Roots hit the road hard in the first half of 2012 supporting The Expendables on the 2012 Winter Blackout Tour and Tribal Seeds on the 2012 Summer Vibes US/Canada tour Through the Roots has also kept busy developing new material and collaborating with other artists. In May of 2012, the single "Bigger Than You and Me" was released on the Through the Roots official site as a free download. The track was done in collaboration with PrimaVolta and has received positive feedback on the road. With new music in the works and another tour to be announced soon, be sure to keep up to date with the latest news at the official site: www.throughtheroots.com PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 West Beach Music Festival 2009 Winter/Spring SWAT with Andre Nickatina 2009 Green Fest SDSU with Talib Kweli/Idle Warship 2009 Aztec Nights at SDSU with Pepper 2010 California Roots Music Festival 2010 West Beach Music Festival 2010 Winter/Spring SWAT with Tech N9ne, Steve Aoki 2010 Iration Time Bomb National Tour 2010 Iration Lei’d Back National Tour 2010 Best Reggae Award Malibu Music Awards 2010 Rock and Roots Music Festival 2010 Halos and Horns Music Festival 2010 Winter/Spring SWAT with Steve Aoki, Yelawolf 2011 The Green National Tour 2011 California Roots Music Festival 2011 Aztec Nights at SDSU with Slightly Stoopid 2011 Hawaii Tour Supporting SOJA & The Green 2011 Iration Lei’d Back National Tour 2011 Tribal Seeds Spring Harvest National Tour 2011 SOJA Everything Changes Tour 2012 Expendables Winter Black Out Tour 2012 Summer Vibes Tour Tribal Seeds 2012 Open Sky Music Festival Alberta, Canada Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.