Tacoma, Washington's dynamic duo THE FAME RIOT hit the road late last week to kick off their North American "The Heart Stray Tour." Out in support of their new 5-song EP, Heart Stray, which was released earlier this month on Another Century Records, the band is thrilled to bring their wacky, energetic, and fashionable party shows to excitable new audiences. A full list of dates is below, including a number of SXSW showcases, and a handful of dates with label-mates The Unlikely Candidates.
The Fame Riot says, "We are soooo freeking excited to be back on the road, on our way to SXSW, Boston, New Orleans, and many other places that are on our bucket list! We are so stoked to meet new people, interact with old friends, meet fellow artists and musicians in the national and international spectrum, and to party harder than we have ever partied before. A baptism is about to take place. A quest of great magnitude.”
The Fame Riot's lead single "Heart Stray" is being spun in Forever 21, LA Fitness, Planet Fitness, GAP, and a number of other retailers nationwide. The colorful and captivating video for "Heart Stray" allows viewers a small taste of the exciting world that is The Fame Riot.
"The Heart Stray Tour"
3/13/17 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
3/15/17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/16/17 - Austin, TX - Javelina - Another Century SXSW Showcase
3/17/17 - Austin, TX SXSW
3/18/17 - Austin, TX - Cheers Rooftop Bar Balcony TV Unofficial SXSW Showcase
3/19/17 - Austin, TX SXSW
3/23/17 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep *
3/24/17 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater *
3/25/17 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake *
4/05/17 - Nashville, TN - High Watt *
4/06/17 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco *
4/07/17 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl *
4/08/17 - Charlotte, NC - The Rabbit Hole*
4/09/17 - Columbia, SC - Tin Roof *
4/14/17 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
4/23/17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
4/26/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater *
4/27/17 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill *
4/28/17 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst *
5/06/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel *
5/10/17 - Boston, MA - Middle East - Upstairs *
5/11/17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
*= dates with The Unlikely Candidates
About THE FAME RIOT:
The Fame Riot is a fashionable avant-garde, gender-fluid duo consisting of two fabulous, over the top brothers in their early 20s who live and breathe music and fashion. Raised by minister parents, the brothers were introduced to music from a spiritual perspective and being drawn to secular music, which they would listen to in secret, the two made the music that they longed to hear. Influenced by four decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco, and everything in-between, Liz Scarlett and Shazam "Tea Time" Watkins are what you would expect if you bottled up the fun and energy of raging summer parties, and threw in some flippant Hollywood glam.
The group has performed on KEXP, played Bumbershoot, and shared the stage with Chromeo, Grouplove, Mickey Avalon, DJ Shadow, and more. The duo recently performed a stripped down version of their single “Heart Stray” on Revolt TV’s program “Sounds By The Sound,” and were featured on RedBull.com where legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins is quoted saying The Fame Riot has, “one of the catchiest pop records I’ve heard in years.” As best described by Galo Magazine, “There’s no denying that if the ’80s and ’90s had a love child, it would be this posse of so-called 'freeks'..."