posted March 28, 2011

Ra Ra Riot Headlines April 11 Concert

 The Hope College Concert Series will host Ra Ra Riot, We Barbarians and Scars On 45 on Monday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Ra Ra Riot is to headline the night, drawing not only from the group's past critically acclaimed album "The Rhumb Line," but also from the band's newest offering, the widely praised full-length album "The Orchard." Having been reviewed and covered in print by the likes of "The Huffington Post," "The Wall Street Journal," "NME Music Magazine," "Rolling Stone" and NPR, the band has also had appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Of "The Orchard," "PopMatters Magazine" has said, "Ra Ra Riot is still speaking a language everyone can understand: Love. And on 'The Orchard,' Ra Ra Riot has never spoken so clearly."

Also performing will be We Barbarians, an indie rock group whose latest album, "There's This There's That," has put the band into the ranks of up-and-coming acts like Delta Spirit, Local Natives and Tokyo Police Club. Scars On 45, a quintet from Leeds, England, will open the night.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $7 with a Hope ID, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. the night of the concert.