Originating from Northport, New York, Wheatus is an indie rock band that fuses elements of alternative and pop music. Their self-titled, debut album was released in 2000 to wide acclaim in both the UK and Austria, where it was certified Gold and 3x Platinum respectively. The hit song from this album, titled "Teenage Dirtbag," reached No. 7 on the US Modern Rock charts and was featured in the movie Loser and the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
Following their release of their EP set titled Pop, Songs and Death: Volume 1 (The Lightening EP) & Volume 2 (The Jupiter EP), Wheatus announced tour dates throughout the US, Austria and Europe.