Ra Ra Riot have a busy summer ahead of them. The Syracuse, N.Y.-based rock quartet has been tapped by a pair of critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups - Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird - to open for them on several tour dates in July. They share the stage, too, with The New Pornographers on the same DCFC tour, plus are slated to appear at Lollapalooza, All Points West and San Diego Street Scene festivals. After, Ra Ra Riot will set out on a headlining tour of its own in September and October with Maps & Atlases and Princeton.

The stint add fuel to fire after the band's most recent record "The Rhumb Line" sent critics' fingers a-flying. The dramatic, yet playful, rock songs boast a strings section, vocalist Wesley Miles' smooth range and an Arcade Firey emotional presence.

If you can't wait for another Ra Ra Riot record to touchdown, then perhaps an investment in Discovery is what you need. Discovery - Miles' sideproject with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij - is releasing its debut effort "LP" on July 7 via XL.

July:
8 - Interlochen, MI - Interlochen Center For The Arts
10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre @
11 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre Berkeley #
12 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino $
13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre #
14 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
16 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum %
17 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater %
18 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park %
19 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park %
25 - Tulsa, OK - D Fest
31 - Liberty State Park, NJ - All Points West Festival

August:
9 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
29 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Street Scene

September:
10 - Ithaca, NY - Castaways *
11 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace * -
12 - Pittsburgh, PA - WYEP's Rock The Block -
13 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
14 - Columbus, OH - The Basement *
17 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater *
18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon (Forward Music Festival)!


19 - Urbana, IL - Krannert Center ^
20 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
21 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *
23 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
24 - Austin, TX - Emo's *
25 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
26 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *
27 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree *
29 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
30 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*

October:
1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
2 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *

@ w/ Andrew Bird
# w/ DCfC, Andrew Bird
$ w/ DCfC
% w/ DCfC, The New Pornographers
* w/ Maps & Atlases, Princeton
! w/ Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, Maps & Atlases, Solid Gold, Princeton
^ w/ Princeton