HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF ADD CANADIAN DATES TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THE NAVIGATOR OUT NOW ON ATO RECORDS

Posted on Apr. 5 2017

Photo Credit: Sarrah Danziger

TORONTO, ON – April 5, 2017  – Hurray for the Riff Raff have announced Canadian tour dates this summer that include a stop in Vancouver on June 15 at the Imperial, and Toronto on August 1 at The Great Hall. See below for full tour dates.

This tour comes in support of the incisive and timely concept album The Navigator out now on ATO Records and hailed as a “rich, courageous” recording by NPR Music, with 5 out of 5 stars from The Guardian. It has been met with a NY Times profile on Alynda Segarra, a Pitchfork “Best New Track” review, and a Morning Edition segment that aired on NPR. Alynda and her band have also appeared on multiple TV programs including Trevor Noah on the Daily Show, CBS Saturday and a performance on CONAN.

The Navigator tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul named Navita at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight.  The 12 original songs were inspired by Segarra’s own journey from the Bronx to the downtown punk scene and beyond, in search of her identity. She looked to poetry including Pedro Pietri’s ‘Puerto Rican Obituary’ and the Nuyorican Cafe, the singer-songwriter Rodriguez, Puerto Rican activist groups the Young Lords and the Ghetto Brothers, Fania Records and more.

RAVES FOR THE NAVIGATOR:

“A rich, courageous new album…’The Navigator’ repositions roots music as an anti-nostalgic tool: a truth-telling device” – NPR

“Segarra’s howl is a gigantic fuck-you to those who’d write off her pain, and one that electrifies the most hair-raising two minutes of music of this young year” – Pitchfork, Best New Track (“Pa’lante”)

“A coming of age concept LP about a young woman that suggests Patti Smith as a barrio poet…this is proudly intersectional folk music” – Rolling Stone, 4 stars

“A genre-bending album of anger, yearning and songs that just flow…there’s not a lot you can’t sing along to, whoever you are” – 5 out of 5 stars, The Guardian UK

“Brilliantly captures the complexity of city life” – Entertainment Weekly

“‘The Navigator’ is nothing if it isn’t a bold risk, a record that attempts to carve out a new kind of Americana, one where the past informs the present instead of the present preserving the past — and one where the political is personal, too” – All Music

TOUR DATES

April 15 – Middlebury, VT -Middlebury College*
April 16 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music*
April 18 – Cambridge, MA – Sinclair*
April 19 – Cambridge, MA – Sinclair*
April 20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
April 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café (downstairs)*
April 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
April 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater*
April 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
April 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag*
April 28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
April 29 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon*
April 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café*
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House*
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*
May 4 – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn*
May 5 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre*
June 2 –  Dallas, TX – Trees&
June 3 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
June 4 – Austin, TX – Mohawk&
June 6 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf&
June 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom&
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom&
June 10 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater&
June 11 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore&
June 13 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall&
June 15 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial&
June 16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile&
June 18 – Boise, ID – The Olympic&
June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge&
June 21 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater&
August 01- Toronto, ON – The Great Hall 
August 18 – Brecon, UK – Green Man Festival
October 14 – London, UK – KOKO

* w/ Ron Gallo

& w/ Making Movies

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