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18 February 2022

Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce European Tour, Album Out Today

Hurray For The Riff Raff
Nonesuch Records
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Hurray For The Riff Raff have celebrated the release of their new album, Life On Earth, buy announcing a European tour for Summer 2022. Dates begin on 20 May with Madrid’s Tomavistas Festival and continue through 20 September in Berlin, with stops in Dublin, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, among others, along the way (full schedule below).

Life On Earth is a departure for the New Orleans-based Alynda Segarra (they/she). Its 11 new “nature punk” tracks on the theme of survival are music for a world in flux – songs about thriving, not just surviving, while disaster is happening. For their eighth full-length album, Segarra drew inspiration from The Clash, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bad Bunny, and the author of Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown. Recorded during the pandemic, Life On Earth was produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby).

Alynda Segarra was born and raised in the Bronx, which they left at age 17, running away from everything and everyone they knew, hopping freight trains or hitchhiking across the country in the company of a band of street urchins. Segarra moved to New Orleans in 2007 and formed two bands: Dead Man’s Street Orchestra and Hurray for the Riff Raff. In 2015, Segarra decamped to Nashville, then to New York, to make 2017’s critically praised The Navigator, an ambitious and fully realized concept album that was her quest to reclaim her Puerto Rican identity. Segarra’s previous records as Hurray For The Riff Raff are Crossing The Rubicon (EP, 2007), It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You (2008), Young Blood Blues (2010), Hurray For The Riff Raff (2011), Look Out Mama (2012), My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (2013), and Small Town Heroes (2014).


Friday 20 May- Tomavistas Festival, Madrid, Spain
Saturday 16 July – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
Sunday 17 July – Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirling, UK
Tuesday 19 July – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
Wednesday 20 July – Barrow Library, Barrow in Furness, UK
Thursday 21 July – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
Friday 22 July – The Bullingdon, Oxford, UK
Tuesday 26 July – Blue Balls Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
Wednesday 27 July – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Thursday 28 July – Phoenix, Exeter, UK
Wednesday 31 August – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
Friday 2 September – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
Saturday 3 September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Sunday 4 September – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Monday 5 September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
Wednesday 7 September – YES, Manchester, UK
Thursday 8 September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Friday 9 September – Lafayette, London, UK
Saturday 10 September – CHALK, Brighton, UK
Monday 12 September – Point Éphémère, Paris, France
Wednesday 14 September – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
Friday 16 September – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 17 September – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monday 19 September – Jaki, Cologne, Germany
Tuesday 20 September – Hole⁴⁴, Berlin, Germany

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