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09 May 2024

Hurray For The Riff Raff Kicks Off European Tour

Hurray For The Riff Raff
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Following the recent release of their acclaimed new album, The Past Is Still Alive, Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) kicks off a tour of Europe in Dublin this Friday (May 10).

The dates include UK shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, and London’s Electric Brixton on 17 May. They return to tour North America this summer, including headline shows and a run as special guest of Norah Jones. For details and tickets, visit

The new album, The Past Is Still Alive, was released in February on Nonesuch Records. It was created during a period of personal grief, when they found inspiration in radical poetry, railroad culture, outsider art, the work of writer Eileen Myles, and activist groups like ACT UP and Gran Fury. Segarra uses their lyrics as a way to immortalize and say goodbye to those they have loved and lost, and to honor both the heartbroken and the hopeful parts of themselves. “Segarra has created an epic tale of life on the road, a nearly mythic version of their own life story that stands alongside other great American musical travelogues,” said NPR Music.

It was announced yesterday (8 May) that Hurray for the Riff Raff has been nominated for the 2024 Americana Honors & Awards’ Album of the Year for The Past Is Still Alive. The 2024 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville on Wednesday 18 September 2024.

Hurray For The Riff Raff European tour dates:

May 10 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory*
May 11 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute*
May 12 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Warehouse*
May 14 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club*
May 15 – Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon*
May 16 – Bristol, UK – Trinity*
May 17 – London, UK – Electric Brixton*
May 19 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie*
May 20 – Brussels, BE – Botanique*
May 21 – Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin*
May 23 – Berlin, DE – Hole 44*
May 25 – Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival
May 26 – Figino Serenza, IT – Townes Van Zandt Festival

*with NNAMDÏ

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