Posted in music | tour dates on August 23, 2010

Ra Ra Riot at BAM (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot will be making even more appearances in NYC in the coming month. The Syracuse band's onslaught begins on August 24th (Tuesday) when the band celebrates the release of it's new LP The Orchard (via Barsuk) with a FREE acoustic set at Soundfix Records at 6PM. Later that night, the band will be at a second FREE event, a 21+ DJ party at Brooklyn Bowl featuring the band and Vampire Weekend swapping turns on the wheels of steel (neither band is scheduled to play live music).

Less than one month after the band blesses NYC with those gratis events, Ra Ra Riot will play a two night stint at Bowery Ballroom (on 9/21 and 9/22) followed by another two night stint at MHOW (on 9/23 and 9/24). 9/21's support at Bowery has yet to be announced (tickets), but 9/22 at Bowery will feature Lower Dens (tickets), 9/23 at MHOW will feature North Highlands and We Barbarians (tickets), and 9/24 at MHOW will feature Amanaguchi (tickets). If each date will have two openers, then there's still a lot to be announced too.

As previously mentioned, the dates are part of a much larger tour that will see Ra Ra Riot play from sea to shining sea (and Bumbershoot) as part of a full US campaign towards total da-da-domination.

We Barbarians open much of the tour. Other tour openers and updated tour dates, and a video, below....

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Ra Ra Riot - "Boy"

RA RA RIOT - 2010 TOUR DATES *
Aug 24 2010 Stripped Down In-Store Session @ Sound Fix Records Brooklyn, NY
Aug 24 2010 Record Release Party @ Brooklyn Bowl (DJ sets) Brooklyn, New York
Aug 27 2010 Funk 'n Waffles Syracuse, NY
Aug 28 2010 Molson Canadian Amphitheater w/ Tegan & Sara and City and Colour Toronto, Ontario , CA
Sep 5 2010 Bumbershoot Festival @ The Seattle Center Seattle, WA
Sep 9 2010 MUSICFESTNW Portland, OR
Sep 12 2010 End of the Road Festival @ Larmer Tree Gardens Salisbury, wilts, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 18 2010 The Cracker Factory Geneva, New York
Sep 21 2010 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Sep 22 2010 Bowery Ballroom w/ Lower Dens New York, NY
Sep 23 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ North Highlands and We Barbarians Brooklyn, NY
Sep 24 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Anamanaguchi Brooklyn, NY
Sep 27 2010 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
Sep 28 2010 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
Sep 29 2010 The Met Providence, Rhode Isla
Oct 1 2010 Royale Boston, Massachuse
Oct 2 2010 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Oct 3 2010 Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan
Oct 4 2010 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Oct 5 2010 Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 7 2010 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Oct 8 2010 Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 9 2010 The Granada Theatre Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 11 2010 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
Oct 12 2010 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 13 2010 Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay, Nevada
Oct 17 2010 Treasure Island Festival San Francisco, California
Oct 19 2010 Glass House Pomona, CA
Oct 20 2010 The Music Box Los Angeles, California
Oct 21 2010 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Oct 22 2010 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Oct 24 2010 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Oct 26 2010 Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 27 2010 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Oct 28 2010 Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Oct 29 2010 Rev Room Little Rock, AR
Oct 30 2010 EXIT/IN Nashville, TN
Nov 1 2010 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
Nov 2 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Nov 3 2010 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Nov 4 2010 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 5 2010 9:30 Club WASHINGTON D.C., .
Nov 13 2010 The Commodore w/ Wintersleep Vancouver, CANADA
Nov 17 2010 MacEwan Hall w/ Wintersleep Calgary
Nov 19 2010 Louis' Pub w/ Wintersleep Saskatoon
Nov 20 2010 The Garrick Centre w/ Wintersleep Winnipeg, CANADA

* Chikita Violenta, We Barbarians open 9/27 - 10/13
* Givers open 10/19 - 11/05
* Villagers open 10/19 - 10/30

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Comments (15)

new album not so hot, dumb dumb band name.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:01 AM

CELLIST

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:13 AM

What a bunch of fucking cads.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:52 AM

Yeah the new album is a total letdown. The first album was at least catchy, kept my attention and at least the music made up for the dumb band name, but this new album is so quiet, has strings everywhere,as if the rest of the band doesn't exist and bores you to sleep.

I read the songs on the first album were mostly written by their former drummer, John Pike, who died a year or two before its release. I guess when he died, so did the band's ability to write decent music,

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:41 PM

Alexandra Lawn = the only reason anyone likes Ra Ra Riot

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 12:46 PM

I'm not a huge fan of them, but in February a friend took me to see them at BAM (mainly just agreed cause the Antlers were playing too) and they put on a really good show. I can't get into their music on record though. hm.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 1:04 PM

Rebecca Zeller is cool, too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 1:05 PM

you are all crazy, the new record is so good

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 3:17 PM

ra ra ratarted

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 3:20 PM

Chikita Violenta! It's about goddam time they got up here and played some shows.

Posted by | August 23, 2010 4:40 PM

Ra Ra Riot is pretty good live, but this album I think was their make it or break it for me but it sucks. They were never really that original sounding, so I had expectations that they'd try to carve out their own niche this time. Instead, they've dug a grave for themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 10:23 PM

I don't know their music very well, but I always thought they had a really good name actually.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 11:03 PM

Their music is singularly unique. They play a ridiculously tight, always-inspiring live show. Singer Wes has some of the best pipes in the biz. The new album is a grower. Give it a few more spins.

Posted by Ryan H | August 24, 2010 5:40 PM

the new album is not that bad

Posted by Shaun | August 31, 2010 6:35 AM

Ryan, I'll see them live upcoming at Bowery for the first time(so good to hear that they put on a solid show). I've got the vinyl and agree that it's a good listen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2010 1:57 PM

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