Ten years ago, an album appeared that would change the fortunes of Ra Ra Riot.
That album was The Rhumb Line, the band’s debut LP that would turn out to be the launching pad of a prosperous career for the band. Coming out of gritty Syracuse, New York, it was doubtful at the time that Ra Ra Riot could overcome the hurdles to be where they are today.
Through perseverance and stellar play, they proudly have and are known know as one of the kings of the modern indie rock scene. The Rhumb Line helped them achieve their goal of making it big, as when the album was released in the summer of 200, it was an across the board critical success.
Many critics praised the album’s drumming and delectable riffs as the motors that made the album go, and the LP also served as a homage to drummer John Pike, who died in June 2007. The Rhumb Line has a special meaning to Ra Ra Riot, as not only did it established them as a force to be reckoned with in the indie world, but, also as a tribute to their original drummer.
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of that historical record, Ra Ra Riot will be hitting the road play a consisting of the best their debut LP had to offer, as well as more current tunes. Here’s the complete tour itinerary and ticket info, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
June 10 -- Chicago, IL -- Ribfest Chicago
July 14 -- Beaver Creek, CO -- VPAC Summer Series
Aug. 16 -- Cambridge, MA -- The Sinclair (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 17 -- Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere
Aug. 18 -- Washington, DC -- U Street Music Hall
Aug. 23 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Independent
Aug. 25 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Lodge Room
Oct. 19 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Lost Lake Festival