A RA RIOT – LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SOUNDS LIKE BROOKLYN FESTIVAL APPEARANCE – FEB. 5 AT THE BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE
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A limited number of tickets are still available for Ra Ra Riot’s appearance at BAM’s Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival, which takes place Friday February 5 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House at 30 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn and features the Antlers as support.
The Sounds Like Brooklyn one-off is one of only two Ra Ra Riot shows scheduled for 2010 thus far, the second being April 17 at Coachella, where they will play alongside LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Jay-Z and others on the Indio CA festival’s opening day.
Ra Ra Riot formed in 2006 at Syracuse University, self-releasing an eponymous EP and building a strong touring acumen in short order. The band’s rapidly building momentum ground to a sudden and tragic halt in June 2007 with unexpected death of drummer John Pike. Following a difficult summer of mourning, Ra Ra Riot regrouped and recorded its debut album The Rhumb Line, which was hailed upon its August 2008 release as “a blissful chamber-pop breakthrough” in a 4-star ROLLING STONE review and as evoking “Unforgettable Fire-era U2” by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. The band is currently at work on the follow-up to The Rhumb Line, which they predict will be released later this year.