The one and only Rainbow Kitten Surprise will be performing at a sold out Palace Theatre on Tuesday, February 12th.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their genre-defying sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon as much as Frank Ocean and Schoolboy Q.
Independently, they have over 75 million streams across digital platforms, and notched over 45 sold out shows on their first U.S. headline tour. Their engaging and distinct live performances have led to stand out sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Shaky Knees, Hangout, Sasquatch, and Austin City Limits among others. The band worked with GRAMMY award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent) on their 2018 Elektra debut, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall.
Opening up the show will be the one and only Mt. Joy. “These dreams are more than paper things,” sings Matt Quinn on Mt. Joy’s infectious folk-rocker “Astrovan,” a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside, nursing a roach on his way to only He knows where. It’s an auspicious line from a band predicated on the revival of teenage dreams.
Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says.
As mentioned, this show is sold out but keep an eye on Palace Theatre’s and First Avenue’s social media pages as they sometimes release handfuls of tickets to sold out shows.
Remaining Tour Dates:
05 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
07 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
09 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
11 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
12 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
13 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
15 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
16 – Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
17 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Live
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
24 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
22 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
23 – Wilmington, N.C. @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
25 – Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
27 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater