Published Jul 26, 2010Indie pop cuties Ra Ra Riot are set to release their sophomore album, The Orchard, on August 24 in the United States, and now in Canada as well. Following the news that Barsuk Records will handle the American release, Arts & Crafts has announced that the label will step in to take care of business north of the border.
In the meantime, the Syracuse, NY-based quintet have been touring furiously around the world. They're currently in Japan and will begin a four-month North American tour at Montreal's Osheaga Festival on August 1. Other Canadian dates include Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
The Orchard will arrive almost two years to the day after Ra Ra Riot's 2008 debut, The Rhumb Line. It also comes three years after the tragic death of 23-year-old drummer John Pike, and features the first studio recordings by new drummer Gabriel Duquette, who has toured with the band since 2008.
You can download first new album single "Boy" from the band's website.
1. "The Orchard"
3. "Too Dramatic"
6. "You and I Know"
8. "Do You Remember"
10. "Keep It Quiet"
North American tour dates:
8/1 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/4 Columbus, OH - Columbus State Fair *
8/28 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheater %
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