For anyone who’s seen a Ra Ra Riot show, it’s almost fact that the six-piece puts a lot of themselves into their stage show. In fact, it’s a sight to behold their violinist Rebecca Zeller and cellist Alexandra Lawn rocking out the hardest. So, after some well-deserved rest, the group is bringing back la pasión when they start their latest North American leg.
In further support of their fall 2010 release The Orchard, the New York-based indie band will team up with Guster for a two-week run along the East coast in August. Along the way, Ra Ra Riot will also headline a free show in Brooklyn on August 5th and they’ll appear at the Music To Know Festival in East Hampton, New York on August 14th.
Yet West Coasters should not lament their course of action. On June 18th, the band will be kicking things off their summertime travels with a free show at the Make Music Pasadena Festival. From there, they’ll stray from the Eastern seaboard twice more for appearances at the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. Check out the entire schedule below.
Before you start marking your calendar, don’t let Ra Ra Riot’s bassist Mathieu Santos’ solo work pass by without notice. Today is the last day to pre-order his album Massachussetts 2010 through Barsuk, which has the first 500 copies hand-pressed in white vinyl for your ogling. The album is due sometime later this summer, as Santos is still putting the finishing touches on the album art. Get introduced to his music here while you get back to penning in those dates.
Ra Ra Riot 2011 Tour Dates:
06/18 Pasadena, CA @ Make Music Pasadena
06/23 Ballston Spa, NY @ WEQX Presents Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park
07/17 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/22 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/24 Philadelphia, PA @ XPoNential Fest @ Wiggins Park
07/30 Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/02 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody ^
08/03 Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park ^
08/04 Newport, RI @ Newport Concert Series ^
08/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell FREE %
08/06 Portland, ME @ Concerts on the Waterfront at Ocean Gateway ^
08/07 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six ^
08/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony ^
08/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier ^
08/12 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion ^
08/13 Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC ^
08/14 East Hampton, NY @ Music To Know Festival
^ = w/ Guster
% = w/ Delicate Steve and Buke & Gass