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Ra Ra Riot has confirmed a first string of dates for the new year. The shows will run January 21-27 and take the band up the west coast of the U.S. Ra Ra Riot is currently in the midst of a 2010 tour that began with a sold-out four-night stand in New York and will wrap up Dec. 16 in Mexico City.

Released August 24 on Barsuk (U.S.) and Arts & Crafts (Canada/Mexico), Ra Ra Riot”s sophomore effort The Orchard debuted #36 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has met with critical praise ranging from NEW YORK magazine hailing it as “poised to become the soundtrack to your life,”  to being lauded by NPR for its “
sophistication, precision and polish.”

The Orchard was produced by Ra Ra Riot  and Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with the exception of “Do You Remember,” which was mixed by Rostam Batmanglij). Its August 24 release date marked two years, nearly to the day, since the release of the band”s debut album, The Rhumb Line, which debuted at #109 on the U.S. album chart and went on  to sell in excess of 70,000 copies. The Orchard marks the first time Ra Ra Riot vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller and  cellist Alexandra Lawn have been joined in the studio by drummer Gabriel Duquette, who has toured with  the band online roulette since the release of The Rhumb Line.

Pitchfork recently posted “The Antler Orchard (Peter Siberman Remix)” – Peter Siberman from the Antlers took snippets from all songs on The Orchard to create his own piece of music. Click here to listen.

For tour inquiries, contact Dana West e dana@nastylittleman.com

For further information, go to rarariot.com or contact Laura Eldeiry at nasty little man t 212 343 0740 e laura@nastylittleman.com

RA RA RIOT on tour 2011

Fri-Jan-21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sat-Jan-22 Sacramento, CA Harlow”s
Sun-Jan-23 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
Tue-Jan-25 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
Wed-Jan-26 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Thu-Jan-27 Seattle, WA Neumo”s
Fri-Jan-28 Victoria, BC Sugar
Sat-Jan-29 Vancouver BC The Biltmore

Givers support on all dates

RA RA RIOT remaining 2010 dates:

Sat-Nov-13 Vancouver, BC The Commodore %
Sun-Nov-14 Whistler, BC Garibaldi Lift Company %
Tue-Nov-16 Nelson, BC Hume Hotel – Spirit Bar %
Wed-Nov-17 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall %
Thu-Nov-18 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room %
Fri-Nov-19 Saskatoon, SK Louis” Pub %
Sat-Nov-20 Winnipeg, MB The Garric %
Tue-Nov-30 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Wed-Dec-01 Toronto, ON The Mod Club *
Thu-Dec-02 Boston, MA WFNX Orpheum Theatre w/ Broken Bells and Neon Trees
Fri-Dec-03 Montreal, QC Il Motore  *
Sat-Dec-04 Kingston, ON Chalmers United Church *
Mon-Dec-06 Albany, NY WEQX Show @ Jillian”s
Thu-Dec-16 Mexico City, Mexico Lunario del Auditorio Nacional

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The Most Serene Republic and Imaginary Cities *