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17 January, 2017Print

Hurray For The Riff Raff Unveil “Hungry Ghost” Video Via The Fader

Hurray For The Riff Raff Unveil “Hungry Ghost” Video Via The Fader

Summer Dates Added To International Tour – UK Tour Launches This Week With Sold Out Show In London; ‘The Navigator’ Out March 10

Hurray for the Riff Raff has unveiled the first music video from ‘The Navigator’ (March 10/ATO Records) today. The video for lead single “Hungry Ghost” was filmed in New Orleans and pays tribute to safe venues and parties offering sanctuary for the LGBTQ community. ‘The Navigator’ is Alynda Segarra’s interwoven, cinematic story about a street kid at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight.  “Hungry Ghost” is a searing, introspective rock anthem about the story’s main character, Navita, trying to find her own voice and identity.

 

Watch the video for “Hungry Ghost,” directed by Sarrah Danziger, here: http://bit.ly/2j5KLnK 

 

Says Alynda Segarra:

Hungry Ghost captures the beauty of safe and queer diy venues and parties. These sanctuaries will only become more important in these grave and uncertain times. Queerness is the future of our country and we, the future generation, are aiming for the freedom of gender fluidity and inter-sectional justice for all people. As artists and freethinkers we must care for each other and hold these safe spaces close to us.  With those we lost in Oakland and Orlando in our hearts, this video is a love letter to all the queer people who are putting on intentional events that promote nights of safety, unity and freedom. Keep up the good work.

 

The 12 original songs on ‘The Navigator’ were inspired by Alynda Segarra’s own journey growing up in New York, from the Bronx to finding the downtown punk scene and beyond. She was inspired by poetry, Puerto Rican activist groups the Young Lords and the Ghetto Brothers, Fania Records and more.

 

The first song to be released from the new album in December, “Rican Beach,” has since been praised by Pitchfork, NPR, the NY Times, Rolling Stone and more. Says NPR: "Segarra is an activist who specializes in identifying and dismantling toxicity...her tone is coolly suspicious and scornful...electric guitar runs act like a chorus that speaks of chaos and wounding."  

 

Hurray for the Riff Raff will tour extensively in 2017 and today announced additional dates for this summer. Tickets for the June tour will be on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM local time. Full list of dates below.

 

“The Navigator” is currently available at the band’s official store, iTunes and Amazon for fans to pre-order with an immediate download of “Rican Beach.” The PledgeMusic pre-order features exclusive items including autographed CD and vinyl, one of a kind lyric sheets, and deluxe bundles.

 

PledgeMusic: http://smarturl.it/Navigator-Official

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheNavigator-iTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TheNavigator-Amazon

 

Track list:

Entrance
Living In The City
Hungry Ghost
Life to Safe
Nothing’s Gonna Change Girl
The Navigator
Halfway There
Rican Beach
Fourteen Floors
Settle
Pa’lante
Finale

 

Tour dates:

January 18 - London UK - Sebright Arms - SOLD OUT

January 19 - Newcastle UK - Cluny 2

January 20 - Glasgow UK - Celtic Connections at Drygate – SOLD OUT

January 21- Bristol UK - The Lantern – SOLD OUT 

January 24 - Amsterdam ML - Paradiso, Upstairs

March 15-17 Austin, TX SXSW

March 20 - Leeds – Brudenell

March 21 - Manchester UK – Deaf Institute

March 22 - London UK – The Dome

March 23 - Winchester UK – The Railway Inn

March 25 - Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes

March 27 – Paris, FR – Les Femmes S’En Melent Festival

March 28 – Brussels BE – Rotonde

March 29 – Hamburg DE – Hakken

March 30 – Berlin DE – Gruener Salon

March 31 – Munich DE  – Milla

April 2 – Munster DE – American Series – Pumpenhaus

April 3 – Rotterdam NL – Rotown

April 4 – Utrecht NL – EKKO

April 5 – Groningen NL –Vera

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 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

*All US dates w/Ron Gallo

 

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