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Ra Ra Riot returns to campus for concert in Setnor Auditorium
Ra Ra Riot, an indie rock band featuring Syracuse University graduates, will be performing at Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.; doors will open at 7 .pm.
Ra Ra Riot is a group that skillfully melds elements of new wave and classic indie with sweeping orchestral chamber pop. Its 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 homecoming 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.
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, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Schine box office for $10. General public sales start on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. 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.