“The Orchard’s 10 songs positively burst with sophistication precision and polish.”- NPR

“Well poised to become the soundtrack of your life.”  – New York Magazine

Ra Ra Riot continue touring in support of their acclaimed sophomore effort The Orchard with a March 2011 run of new U.S. dates. These shows extend their successful U.S. run whose  January 21-27 west coast swing begins with a sold out appearance at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and builds on highlights like last year’s capacity crowd drawing four-night stand in NYC, a packed to the walls 9:30 headline in DC and more.

Ra Ra Riot is also set to perform January 20 on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where their new single Too Dramatic will make its television debut. Ra Ra Riot’s first ever Kimmel appearance follows recent TV triumphs on the Late Show with David Letterman:


and Last Call with Carson Daly, where they performed Boy, live from the Music Box at the Henry Fonda  Theater:


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. The album 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.

Full list of U.S. dates here:

Wed-Jan-19 Santa Barbara, CA Soho ^
Thu-Jan-20 Los Angeles, CA Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Fri-Jan-21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall ^
Sat-Jan-22 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s & ^
Sun-Jan-23 Sonoma, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery & ^
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 ^
Thu-Mar-3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri-Mar-4 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
Sun-Mar-6 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Mon-Mar-7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Tue-Mar-8 Orlando, FL The Social
Wed-Mar-9 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Fri-Mar-11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks ^
Sat-Mar-12 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Mon-Mar-14 Columbia, MO Mojo’s
Tue-Mar-15 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Wed-Mar-16 Indianapolis, IN Earth House
Fri-Mar-18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Sat-Mar-19 Newport, KY Mad Hatter Club 219

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