Ra Ra Riot Announce Free Toronto Show

Ra Ra Riot Announce Free Toronto Show
On Tuesday (August 24), Syracuse, NY-based indie popsters Ra Ra Riot will release The Orchard. The album is their first release since the tragic passing of drummer John Pike, and will be released in Canada via Arts & Crafts. To celebrate, the band have decided to grace their Canadian fans with a surprise Toronto gig.

The show is taking place at the Mod Club on August 30 and there are two ways of getting in. You can win a limited number of tickets to the event by emailing [email protected] If you really want to go, however, you can get guaranteed tickets if you purchase The Orchard from Soundscapes, Criminal Records, Rotate This, Sonic Boom or online at GalleryAC.com┬áthis week.

The Orchard was mixed by Chris Walla and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. In addition to the free show, the band will be supporting City and Colour and Tegan and Sara at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre on August 28. All of their upcoming North American dates can be seen below.

Tour dates:

8/28 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre %
9/5 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
9/9 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (MusicfestNW)
9/12 North Dorset, England - End of the Road Festival
9/18 Geneva, NY - Cracker Factory (Three Stories Benefit)
9/21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/22 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/23 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/27 Northampton, MA - Pearl St.
9/28 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
9/29 Providence, RI - The Met
10/1 Boston, MA - Royale
10/2 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
10/3 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
10/4 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10/5 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/7 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
10/8 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10/11 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10/13 Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club
10/19 Pomona, CA - Glass House
10/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
10/21 San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10/22 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
10/24 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbits
10/26 Austin, TX - Emo's
10/27 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10/28 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
10/29 Little Rock, AR - Rev Room
10/30 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
11/1 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
11/2 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
11/3 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
11/4 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11/5 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/13 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
11/17 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
11/19 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
11/20 Winnipeg, MB - The Garric

* with Devo
% with Tegan and Sara, City and Colour