Time For A Ra Ra Riot In The USA

Ra Ra Riot will be starting next year with a bunch of noise. The indie rock band has booked an early 2013 tour that begins Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C., the day after the release of its new album. Presale tickets will be available next week.

RRR’s third full-length studio effort, titled Beta Love, is due out on Barsuk. The album was recorded in Oxford, Miss., with producer Dennis Herring and drummer Josh Freese.

Photo: James P. Hendershot
Sweetlife Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

Remaining 2012 dates are scheduled on the East Coast in November and December, including stops in New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Here’s the routing for the 2013 U.S. tour:

Jan. 23 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club    
Jan. 25 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall    
Jan. 26 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club    
Feb. 7 – Vancouver, B.C., Venue    
Feb. 8 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune    
Feb. 9 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom    
Feb. 11 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore    
Feb. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre    
Feb. 15 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern    
Feb. 16 – Tucson, Ariz., Club Congress    
Feb. 17 – El Paso, Texas, Lowbrow Palace    
Feb. 19 – Dallas, Texas, The Kessler Theater    
Feb. 20 – Austin, Texas, The Belmont    
Feb. 21 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s    
Feb. 23 – Oxford, Miss., Proud Larry’s    
Feb. 24 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade    
Feb. 25 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle    
Feb. 26 – Asheville, N.C., The Grey Eagle    
Feb. 28 – Columbus, Ohio, A & R Music Bar    
March 1 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar    
March 2 – Madison, Wis., The Rathskeller    
March 3 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club    
March 5 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Blind Pig    
March 6 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace    
March 7 – Montreal, Quebec, Il Motore    
March 8 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Showcase Lounge    
March 9 – Northampton, Mass., Pearl Street

A presale begins Oct. 30 and tickets go on sale to the public Nov. 2.

For more information visit RaRaRiot.com.