Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New Album and Tour, Share Lyric Video for Lead Single

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Hurray for the Riff Raff  have announced their latest studio album, The Navigator, which will be released March 10, 2017, via ATO Records. Alongside this announcement, the band has released a lyric video for the lead single, “Rican Beach,” as well as spring international tour dates.

In “Rican Beach,” frontwoman Alynda Segarra sings a dedication to the Standing Rock water protectors. In a press release, Segarra says:

This is dedicated to the water protectors of Standing Rock – thank you for your bravery and giving us hope. Also, to the people of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, who are demanding an end to the AES dumping of coal ash which leads to water contamination – we are with you.

All over the world there are heroes, who, despite suffering generations of oppression, are protecting the land and the future of our humanity. Rican Beach is a fictional place, but it was written with my ancestors in mind. It’s time to call on yours and to always remember: this land was made for you and me.

The Navigator is a concept album that focuses on identity exploration, which is largely rooted in Segarra’s personal journey. If “Rican Beach” is any indication as to what’s in store, it sounds like we’re in for a treat. You can watch the video for the single above, and find Paste Cloud footage from a 2013 Hurray For The Riff Raff festival set, plus The Navigator’s tracklist, cover art and the band’s new tour dates, below. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local time in the U.S.

The Navigator Tracklist:
01. Entrance
02. Living in the City
03. Hungry Ghost
04. Life to Save
05. Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl
06. The Navigator
07. Halfway There
08. Rican Beach
09. Fourteen Floors
10. Settle
11. Pa’lante
12. Finale

The Navigator Album Art:

HFTRR Navigator Art.jpg

Hurray for the Riff Raff 2017 Tour Dates:

January
18 – London, U.K. @ Sebright Arms
19 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Cluny 2
20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Celtic Connections at Drygate
21 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Lantern
24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Upstairs

March
20 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell
21 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
22 – London, U.K. @ The Dome
23 – Winchester, U.K. @ The Railway Inn
25 – Brighton, U.K. @ Sticky Mikes
28 – Brussels, Belgium @ Rotonde
29 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hakken
30 – Berlin, Germany @ Gruener Salon
31 – Munich, Germany @ Milla

April
02 – Munster, Germany @ Pumpenhaus
03 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
04 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ EKKO
05 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
15 – Middlebury, Vt. @ Middlebury College
16 – Northampton, Mass. @ Academy of Music
18 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Sinclair
19 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Sinclair
20 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
21 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Café
23 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
24 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Woodward Theater
25 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
27 – Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Bag
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
29 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
30 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Café

May
02 – St. Louis, Miss. @ Old Rock House
03 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
04 – Birmingham, Ala. @ The Saturn
05 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theatre