Sunday, June 16, 2024

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at St. Louis Music Park July 10

WHO: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

WHERE: St. Louis Music Park

WHEN: July 10

TICKETS: Available here

Genre-defying Nashville-based quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise have announced a series of headline shows throughout the Southeast and Midwest U.S., set to kick off on May 12th in Jacksonville, Florida and include stops in Georgia, Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska (full tour itinerary below). Support on this run will come on select dates from Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Illiterate Light, and Briston Maroney.

The newly announced dates come on the heels of a series of major festival lineup confirmations including: Hangout Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Forecastle Festival, and a highlyanticipated debut appearance at Newport Folk Festival. At the top of the new year, Rainbow Kitten Surprise made their debut appearance on the iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits as part of the award-winning program’s milestone Season 45. The band performed a high-energy set including fan favorites “All’s Well That Ends,” “Devil Like Me,” “Painkillers,” and “Run.”

In December, the band announced and sold out two headline shows at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre – the second in just a matter of minutes. Set for July 13th and 14th, support for both shows will come from Mt. Joy. The two-night stand comes after the band’s sold-out 2019 performance at the iconic venue.

Always highly engaged with their ever-growing fanbase, Rainbow Kitten Surprise has also unveiled details for a special RKS Private Performance Experience in conjunction with the newly announced shows. The package includes early entry, a meet & greet/photo opportunity with the band, invitation to a private, pre-show performance, and more. For further details, please visit HERE. The band will continue their partnership with PLUS1 on this run, with $1 of every ticket sold from the tour donated back into each city they play to support local food security initiatives and their work toward ending hunger in their communities.

With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, Nashville-based 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.”

Rainbow Kitten Surprise have made a pair of high-profile national television appearances, including a “CBS This Morning Saturday” profile where they delivered electrifying performances of singles “Hide” and “Fever Pitch,” and a release-week, late night television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Their engaging and distinct live performances have led to stand out sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits among others.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is: Sam Melo (lead vocals), Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (guitar, vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Holt (bass, vocals), Jess Haney (drums) ABOUT PLUS1 PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyze social change. By partnering with performing artists, PLUS1 raises and grants millions of dollars to high impact nonprofits addressing our most serious global challenges around Access, Equity, and Dignity. The work begins with a $1 per ticket add-on that makes fundraising simple and seamless. Beyond the dollar, PLUS1 supports artists as educators and advocates, fueling their passion, reach & impact. To date, PLUS1 has raised and granted over $7 million, and served as the connective tissue between over 100 artists, millions of their fans, and hundreds of leading social justice organizations tackling global injustice.


MARCH 1 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park Innings Festival

APRIL 25 Oxford, MS Double Decker Arts Festival

MAY 12 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre (w/ support from Liz Cooper & The Stampede)

MAY 13 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre (w/ support from Liz Cooper & The Stampede)

MAY15 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival

JUNE 18 Norfolk, VA The NorVa (w/ support from Illiterate Light)

JUNE 18-21 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival 25 Rothbury, MI Electric Forest Festival

JULY 9 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater (w/ support from Briston Maroney)

JULY 10 St. Louis, MO Saint Louis Music Park (w/ support from Briston Maroney)

JULY 11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room [Outdoors] (w/ support from Briston Maroney)

JULY 13 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre **SOLD OUT**

JULY 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre **SOLD OUT**

JULY 18 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival

JULY 31 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

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