Ra Ra Riot gear up for North American tour

They'l play with The Cribs, The Little Ones

Ra Ra Riot are set to kick off a lengthy tour of North America next week, during which they will open for The Cribs and co-headline with The Little Ones.

The Syracuse six-piece warmed-up for the jaunt last Friday (March 7) with a sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and will play the first of several shows at SXSW this Wednesday at the Austin Conference Center.

The band are currently gearing up for the release of their debut album, recorded with Ryan Hadlock (The Gossip/ Stephen Malkmus). Stay tuned for release date.


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Ra Ra Riot will play:

Austin, TX Austin Conference Center/Day Stage (March 12)

Austin, TX Ms. Bea’s/Todd P Party (12)

Austin, TX Emo’s/Canvas Media+The Onion Day Party (13)


Austin, TX Emo’s Annex/Soundcheck Day Party (14)

Austin, TX Emo’s Annex/Park The Van-Daytrotter Showcase (15)

Austin, TX Saengerrunde Hall/Diesel Party (15)

Athens, GA 40 Watt Club * (17)

Greenville, NC Spazzatorium Galleria * (18)

Washington, DC Black Cat * (19)

Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar * (22)

Cleveland, OH Grog Shop * (23)

Bowling Green, OH Howard’s (24)

Chicago, IL Double Door * (25)

Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre * (26)

Denver, CO Larimer Lounge * (28)

Seattle, WA Chop Suey * (31)

Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge * (April 2)

San Francisco, CA Popscene * (3)

Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre * (4)

San Diego, CA The Casbah # (5)

Phoenix, AZ Modified # (6)

Norman, OK Opolis # (9)

Ft. Worth, TX Lola’s # (10)

Austin, TX Stubb’s # (11)

Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon # (12)

Atlanta, GA TBA # (13)

Orlando, FL The Social # (14)

Gainesville, FL Common Grounds # (15)

Jacksonville, FL Jaxx # (16)

Charleston, SC Map Room # (18)

Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 # (20)

Baltimore, MD Ottobar # (22)

Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s # (23)

Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs # (25)

Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks # (28)

Columbus, OH The Basement # (29)

Cincinnati, OH The Gypsy Hut # (30)

Toledo, OH Frankie’s # (May 2)

Detroit, MI Alvin’s # (3)

Milwaukee, WI TBA # (4)

Omaha, NE Slowdown # (7)

Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon # (8)

Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court # (10)

Pomona, CA Glass House # (16)

* w/ The Cribs

# w/ The Little Ones

–By our New York staff.

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