In what is sure to be an emotional performance for the band and their fans after the passing of their drummer and friend John Pike, Ra Ra Riot will make their return to the stage with a free performance at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport on Friday, June 29th.
They will be supported by friends and fellow local acts, Sam Champion and The Bikini Carwash Company.
According to Seaport Music producer Steve Dima, “Our hope is that New York’s indie music community and fans alike come out in mass to support Ra Ra Riot and hear the music John helped create. No doubt, it will be a special night.”
The band will also move forward with their scheduled summer tour suporting Tokyo Police Cluyb and also travelling to the UK for the first time.
Ra Ra Riot has joined with John Pike’s family to create the “John Pike Memorial Fund” which you can learn more about on their myspace page.
I'm really glad the band has decided to continue on inspite of the recent tragedy, and hope everyone comes out to support them at this show.
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