Ra Ra Riot featuring Wired Strings: Syracuse University Arts Engage Presentation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

$10.00 for General Admission with pre-sale available at Schine Box Office; $12.00 at the door

For most events, free and accessible parking is available on campus in the Q1 lot, conveniently located behind Crouse College. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change.

Ra Ra Riot, an indie rock band featuring Syracuse University graduates, will be performing at Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College on November 14, 2012 at 8pm; doors will open at 7pm.

Ra Ra Riot is a group who skillfully melds elements of new wave and classic indie with sweeping orchestral chamber pop. Their sound is epic, eloquent, dramatic, and graceful. Their last album, The Orchard, was released in 2010 by Barsuk Records.  This album garnered them a nomination for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the pop rock category. Founded in the winter of 2006 in Syracuse, Ra Ra Riot has played at large festivals such as Lollapalooza, and Coachella and at conferences nationwide, such as CMJ and SXSW.

Ra Ra Riot’s return to the Syracuse area marks a home coming for the group. The group has not played in the area since the spring of 2011, when their show at the Westcott Theater sold out.

Setnor Auditorium, in historic Crouse College, is both stunningly beautiful and acoustically warm and pleasant. There has not been a rock show of any sort in this venue, for many years.

Internationally renowned quartet Wired Strings will join Ra Ra Riot on stage for much of the concert. Wired strings has toured or recorded with the likes of Adele, Nas, F.U.N, Jay-Z, Celine Dion, Kanye West, Lana Del Ray, Leona Lewis, The Script, and Pink. These talented musicians will bring a dynamically unique edge to Ra Ra Riot’s performance.

This unique concert event is part of the four day Ra Ra Riot Residency that week. Members of Ra Ra Riot and their management and technical team will participate in numerous classes in the Setnor School of Music.

Marshall Street Records, Syracuse University Recordings, The College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Syracuse University Arts Engage invite you to join them in welcoming home Ra Ra Riot. Ticket presale for SU Students and Staff will begin on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11 am at the Schine box office at Syracuse University for $10. General public sales start on Thursday, October 25th at 11am at the Schine Box Office for $10 as well. Unsold tickets, if any, will be available at the door day of show for $12. All tickets are General Admission.  To order on line, visit  http://boxoffice.syr.edu

If you would like more information on Ra Ra Riot performing at Setnor Auditorium, Please contact the show’s publicity liaison Meah Pollock at  (401) 206-2218 or mpollock@syr.edu