The Rhumb Line Makes ROLLING STONE Best of 2008, NPR Listeners’ Best Lists

“Gorgeous orchestral rock anthems that find sorrow and loss are inextricable from understanding joy”–ROLLING STONE Best Albums of 2008

With a still growing number of Best of 2008 lists under their collective belt, the young men and women of RA RA RIOT have confirmed a next round of touring, kicking off January 30, 2009 and including a UK run, a Paris one-off, appearances at the Langerado and Noise Pop festivals, and headline gigs including the El Rey in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, RA RA RIOT’s debut full length The Rhumb Line (Barsuk) has begun surfacing on multiple Best of 2008 lists, including NPR’s Listeners’ Poll, ROLLING STONE’s Best Albums (”Dying Is Fine” also placed on RS’ Best Songs of 2008), as well as STEREOGUM, FILTER and more to come.

For a full list of next year’s confirmed RA RA RIOT dates, see below.

1/22 – Bowery Ballroom (New York NY) Planned Parenthood Benefit with Regina Spektor (SOLD OUT)
1/30 – Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
1/31 – Smith Opera House (Geneva, NY)
2/11 – Barfly (Birmingham)
2/12 – King Tuts (Glasgow)
2/14 – Academy 2 (Newcastle)
2/15- Night and Day (Manchester)
2/16 – Bodega (Nottingham)
2/17 – Borderline (London)
2/18 – La Fleche D’or (Paris)
2/21 – Richard’s on Richards (Vancouver, BC)!@
2/24 – Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)!@
2/25 – Neumos (Seattle, WA)!@
2/27 – The Independent (San Francisco, CA) (Noise Pop)!@
2/28 – El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)!@
3/1 – The Loft (San Diego, CA)!@
3/2 – Detroit Bar (Costa Mesa, CA) !@
3/8 – Langerado Music Festival (Miami, FL)
3/10 – The Parish @ HOB (New Orleans, LA)#
3/11 – Walter’s on Washington (Houston, TX)#
3/12 – Cine El Rey (McAllen, TX)#
3/13 – The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)#
3/14 – Granada Theatre (Dallas, TX)#
3/16 – The Slowdown (Omaha, NE)#
3/18 – The Conservatory (Oklahoma City, OK)$
3/24 – The Cinemat (Bloomington, IN)$
3/26 – The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, MI)$

! w/ Cut Off Your Hands
@ w/ Telekinesis
# w/ Tokyo Police Club
$ w/ Passion Pit