By Alex HudsonThey're based out of Syracuse, NY, but chamber pop crew Ra Ra Riot sure seem to love Canada. The band have a record deal with Toronto's celebrated Arts & Crafts label, and they have now announced plans to tour across the country this fall.
The Canuck outing will start in September on the West Coast and take Ra Ra Riot all the way to Montreal. On the trek, the band will play ten shows north of the border, most of them with Toronto indie rockers Dinosaur Bones.
Prior to the cross-Canada jaunt, Ra Ra Riot have a busy summer with plenty of U.S. shows and festival dates. This includes an appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest in July.
7/17 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest 7/22 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party 7/24 Philadelphia, PA - Wiggins Park (XPoNential Fest) 7/30 Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival 8/2 Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent ^ 8/3 Danbury, CT - Ives Concert Park ^ 8/4 Newport, RI - Newport Sunset Series ^ 8/5 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) % 8/6 Portland, ME - Concerts on the Waterfront at Ocean Gateway ^ 8/7 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six ^ 8/9 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony ^ 8/11 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier ^ 8/12 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion ^ 8/13 Canandaigua, NY - CMAC ^ 8/14 East Hampton, NY - Music to Know Festival 9/9 Big Indian, NY - Truck Festival 9/10 Valparaiso, IN - Sourcestock 2011 9/23 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival 9/24 Vancouver, BC - The Malkin Bowl 9/25 Kelowna, BC - Habitat * 9/26 Nelson, BC - Royal on Baker * 9/28 Calgary, AB - The Gateway * 9/29 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre * 9/30 Regina, SK - The Exchange * 10/1 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret * 10/6 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace * 10/8 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
^ with Guster % with Delicate Steve and Buke & Gass & with Dinosaur Bones