North Carolina-based quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise have today announced that their highly-anticipated sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 11th (w/ support from CAAMP) will be livestreamed via YouTube, with select songs also streaming on Facebook Live (CAAMP: 9pm ET / 6pm PT; RKS 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT). The show – which sold out within the week it was announced – marks the culmination of Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s wildly popular North American spring headline tour, the remainder of which is also sold-out. Along the way, the band has sold out additional shows in Seattle, Oakland, Portland, Chattanooga, and Wilmington (2 nights). In Oakland, a second night was added due to popular demand; in Los Angeles, a third. The run also included a lively Sunday evening set at Boston Calling immediately ahead of Brandi Carlile.
After Tuesday evening’s performance at Red Rocks, the entire show will also be available on-demand HERE via nugs.net – an unlimited music streaming service and app. Through the service, subscribers are granted on-demand access to thousands of live recordings from a selection of artists – including Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and more – and are able to listen to full live shows on demand, make playlists of favorite live tracks, and save shows for offline playback.
The band also announced today that they have been added to the lineup for the esteemed Bonnaroo SuperJam – a long-standing tradition which annually features a host of special guests in a collaborative medley performance. Set for Friday, June 14th on Bonnaroo’s “This Stage,” this year’s SuperJam will be dubbed “G.O.A.T. – MUSIC LEGENDS SUPERJAM WITH GRiZ.”
In addition to Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the lineup will include the house band – Nikki Glaspie (Nth, Dumpstaphunk, Beyonce); Big Yuki (GRiZ Live Band); Owen Barry (GRiZ Live Band); The Naughty Professor Horns, ProbCause, Christopher Perrier (GRiZ, Trombone Shorty); plus Musical Director Stu Brooks (GRiZ, Dub Trio, Saturday Night Live) – and performances from other special guests such as Nicholas Petricca (WALK THE MOON); Lindsay Ell; K. Flay; Hobo Johnson; Noah Kahan; Nahko; Sunsquabi; Rubblebucket; Deva Mahal; Jennifer Hartwick & James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band); and Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre (The Rhythm Section from David Bowie’s Blackstar). Additional special guests will join the fun, guaranteeing this year’s SuperJam will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of community, epic grooves, and unprecedented musical adventure.
Today’s announcements come on the heels of last month’s release of “Mary (B-Sides)”– a two-track single featuring a pair of previously unreleased fan favorites “Heart” and “No Vacancy.” “Mary (B-Sides)” is available now at all streaming services and digital retailers (download/stream HERE). Watch the “Heart” visualizer HERE and “No Vacancy” visualizer HERE.
Earlier in May, Rainbow Kitten Surprise made their debut appearance on the iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits, set to air later this year as part of the award-winning program’s upcoming milestone Season 45. In April, the band announced aFall 2019 leg which will kick off at the Corona Theatre in Montreal on September 14th, and which has already begun to sell out (full itinerary below). With an ever-growing fanbase, the band has sold out nearly all their North American tour datessince last year’s release of their Elektra debut, “How To: Friend, Love, Freefall,” with many markets adding second nights due to overwhelming demand. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit www.rksband.com/tour.
With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, North Carolina’s Rainbow Kitten Surprise has developed a genre-defying sound – as original and eclectic as the band’s name – that takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon as much as Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q. Released in 2018, the band’s Elektra debut full length “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” – produced by GRAMMY award winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent) – amassed nearly 3 million streams in its first week alone and has been met with critical acclaim from Billboard, TIME, Vice, and NPR who described their sound as “…a mix of jam and indie and whatever else you can throw into the soup…very earnest, beautiful, political, loving rock n’ roll.”
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