Posted in music | tour dates on January 30, 2012

By Bill Pearis

Bleeding Rainbow

At the end of 2011 Philadelphia's Reading Rainbow (who had recently expanded from duo to trio) changed their to Bleeding Rainbow, something I only realized when I saw them open for Cloud Nothings at the Studio at Webster Hall this last Thursday. (And I only caught the last song.) If you're wondering why they did this, they have an answer (via their Tumblr):

READING RAINBOW = BLEEDING RAINBOW
REASONS WE CHANGED OUR NAME FROM READING RAINBOW TO BLEEDING RAINBOW:

- We like the name Bleeding Rainbow better.

- It is trippy as shit.

- We didn't want to get a cease and desist letter from PBS.

- We were sick of being named after a children's t.v. show.

- We were sick of people fixating on it and making dumb jokes/comments about it. (even though it was our own damn fault.)

- Carrie Brownstein didn't like the name Reading Rainbow.

So there you go.

Bleeding Rainbow are gearing up to hit the road with Crocodiles, a tour that doesn't appear to be stopping in NYC. (Or Philadelphia for that matter.) They will however be playing Knitting Factory on Saturday, February 11, opening for Nashville's The Black Belles and Bleached. All upcoming Bleeding Rainbow tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Bleeding Rainbow/Crocodiles flyer

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Bleeding Rainbow - 2012 Tour Dates
Feb 12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY *
Feb 21 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA $
Feb 22 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Canada $
Feb 23 Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada$
Feb 24 The Pike Room Pontiac, MI $
Feb 25 Schubas Chicago, IL $
Feb 26 The Frequency Madison, WI $
Feb 28 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN $
Feb 29 Aquarium Fargo, ND $
Mar 01 Slowdown Omaha, NE $
Mar 02 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO $
Mar 03 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT $
Mar 06 The Sunset Seattle, WA $
Mar 07 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR $
Mar 09 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA $
Mar 10 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA $
Mar 11 Casbah San Diego, CA $
Mar 18 Dallas Texas City, TX $
* w/ The Black Belles
$ w/ Crocodiles

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Comments (17)

Cool. Can't wait for another update when they stop using Mickey Mouse because they don't want to get a cease and desist letter from Disney.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:02 PM

they should have used the joy division mickey mouse

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:09 PM

Why don't they just call themselves The Oprahs?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:11 PM

They should call themselves Squeakhole.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:16 PM

Why don't they just call it quits?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:17 PM

They were better before they added their new guitarist and changed their name. Seriously sounded like garbage opening for Cloud Nothings last week and this is from someone who used to enjoy their live shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:21 PM

It's brave to try something new. Respect.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:25 PM

"Why don't they just call it quits?"


This is what I've been wondering for all the typical flavor-of-the-month indie bands that plague NY.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:33 PM

Brave, but ill advised in this particular case.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 12:50 PM

Why not "Double Rainbow?"

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 1:05 PM

ya double rainbow wins..!!

whos carries brownstein and why do they care about her opinion.

indie has no boundaries.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 1:15 PM

^that last line is why it is dying

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 2:22 PM

1:15 - Not sure if you're being facetious, but they're referring to Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Portlandia fame. Considering she is an idol to most female indie musician out there, I would say that's why RR took her opinion to heart. I, for one, like their new name, just not their new sound.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 3:17 PM

^ Thanks. I, for one, had no idea who this Carrie Brownstein person was.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 3:24 PM

^that last line is why it is dying

Posted by Bezaat | February 11, 2012 7:54 AM

Mickey Mouse got beat up for sure! That's horrible.

Posted by registered dietician programs | March 7, 2012 5:34 PM

Mickey Mouse straight up got his a$$ beat that's for sure! haha

Posted by Pet insurance | March 7, 2012 6:07 PM

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