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Ra Ra Riot reveals video for “Water,” confirms tour for ‘Need Your Light’

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Ra Ra Riot. (Photo: Sherwin Lainez)

Ra Ra Riot. (Photo: Sherwin Lainez)

Ra Ra Riot have revealed their new video for “Water,” from their recently announced new album, Need Your Light, out February 19th, 2016 via Barsuk Records.

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, who conceived of the video, co-directed “Water” with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).

“It was shot anamorphic in one day in Joshua Tree and L.A.,” says lead singer Wes Miles. “The concept came from Rostam, co-writer and producer of the song. We actually started talking about this video as we were still imagining and writing the story in the song. The concept of a weary hitchhiker coming out of the desert toward Los Angeles informed the final lyrics, so it really feels like an extension of the song.”

Ra Ra Riot have also confirmed a North American tour in support of Need Your Light. The dates kick off March 2 at The Hollow in Albany, NY and conclude six weeks later in Geneva, NY at the Cracker Factory.

Watch the “Water” video here.

Need Your Light Track-listing
1. Water
2. Absolutely
3. Foreign Lovers
4. I Need Your Light
5. Bad Times
6. Call Me Out
7. Instant Breakup
8. Every Time I’m Ready To Hug
9. Bouncy Castle
10. Suckers

Ra Ra Riot Tour Dates
3/02 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
3/03 – Boston, MA – Paradise
3/04 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
3/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
3/11 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
3/12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
3/13 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
3/15 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
3/16-18 – Austin, TX- SXSW
3/21- Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
3/22 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
3/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
3/25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
3/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
3/31 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
4/01 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
4/03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
4/06 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
4/07 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
4/08 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/11 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
4/12 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/14 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
4/15 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
4/16 – Geneva, NY – The Cracker Factory



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