HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF Debuts 'The Body Electric' Video, Announces 2015 Tour Dates
Named the #1 Song of the Year by American Songwriter, "The Body Electric" is certainly a commanding track, the video for which is intended to continue to raise awareness for violence against gender and race. Created in part by a crowd-funded Indiegogo campaign, you can watch the video's online premiere HERE courtesy of NPR.
"This video is a meditation on the acceptance of violence and discrimination against people of color, women and the LGBT community," explained producer Joshua Shoemaker. "We took these frustrations and paired them with classic imagery that would be recognized by most, allowing us to set a tone for the narrative. Replacing the Botticelli's Venus with a Katey Red, the transgender mother of "sissy bounce," is something that speaks clearly without having to be salacious or heavy-handed."
The band also plans to continue to collect donations for The Body Electric Fund and these important causes, which combat violent crime and the degradation of marginalized communities. Head below to check out more info on these causes and Hurray for the Riff Raff's upcoming US tour dates.
3/5 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
3/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
3/11 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
3/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
3/13 - Big Sur, CA - Loma Vista Gardens
3/20 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
3/21 - Vancouver, Canada - Electric Owl
3/22 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
3/25 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
3/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
3/27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3/28 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
3/30 - Sante Fe, NM - Sky Light
4/1 - Dallas, TX - Dada
4/18 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
4/21 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
4/22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
4/23 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
4/24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
4/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/28 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
4/30 - Madison, WI - High Noon
5/1 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
5/3 - St. Louis, MO - The Sheldon Concert Hall
5/5 - Little Rock, AR - South on Main
About the Third Wave Fund
The Third Wave Fund is the only national fund that supports and strengthens youth-led gender justice activism who proudly bridge feminist, queer, and trans organizers and donor communities for the sake of a stronger, more resourced movement for gender, racial, and economic justice.
About the Trayvon Martin Foundation
The Trayvon Martin Foundation's purpose is to create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.