TORONTO, ON - January 17, 2017 - Hurray for the Riff Raff has unveiled the first music video from 'The Navigator' (March 10/ATO Records) today. The video for "Hungry Ghost" was filmed in New Orleans and pays tribute to safe venues and parties offering sanctuary for the LGBTQ community. 'The Navigator' is Alynda Segarra's interwoven, cinematic story about a street kid at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight. "Hungry Ghost" is a searing, introspective rock anthem about the story's main character, Navita, trying to find her own voice and identity. 

Watch the video for "Hungry Ghost," directed by Sarrah Danziger, here:

Says Alynda Segarra:
Hungry Ghost captures the beauty of safe and queer diy venues and parties. These sanctuaries will only become more important in these grave and uncertain times. Queerness is the future of our country and we, the future generation, are aiming for the freedom of gender fluidity and inter-sectional justice for all people. As artists and freethinkers we must care for each other and hold these safe spaces close to us.  With those we lost in Oakland and Orlando in our hearts, this video is a love letter to all the queer people who are putting on intentional events that promote nights of safety, unity and freedom. Keep up the good work.

The 12 original songs on 'The Navigator' were inspired by Alynda Segarra's own journey growing up in New York, from the Bronx to finding the downtown punk scene and beyond.  She was inspired by poetry, Puerto Rican activist groups the Young Lords and the Ghetto Brothers, Fania Records and more.

The first song to be released from the new album in December, "Rican Beach," has since been praised by Pitchfork, NPR, the NY Times, Rolling Stone and more.  Says NPR: "Segarra is an activist who specializes in identifying and dismantling toxicity...her tone is coolly suspicious and scornful...electric guitar runs act like a chorus that speaks of chaos and wounding."   

Hurray for the Riff Raff will tour extensively in 2017 and today announced additional dates for this summer.  Tickets for the June tour will be on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM local time. Full list of dates below.

"The Navigator" is currently available at the band's official store and iTunes for fans to pre-order with an immediate download of "Rican Beach." The PledgeMusic pre-order features exclusive items including autographed CD and vinyl, one of a kind lyric sheets, and deluxe bundles.


Track list:
1. Entrance
2. Living In The City
3. Hungry Ghost
4. Life to Safe
5. Nothing's Gonna Change Girl
6. The Navigator
7. Halfway There
8. Rican Beach
9. Fourteen Floors
10. Settle
11. Pa'lante
12. Finale

Tour dates:
January 18 - London UK - Sebright Arms (SOLD OUT)
January 19 - Newcastle UK - Cluny 2
January 20 - Glasgow UK - Celtic Connections at Drygate (SOLD OUT)
January 21- Bristol UK - The Lantern (SOLD OUT)
January 24 - Amsterdam ML - Paradiso, Upstairs
March 15-17 Austin, TX SXSW
March 20 - Leeds - Brudenell
March 21 - Manchester UK - Deaf Institute
March 22 - London UK - The Dome
March 23 - Winchester UK - The Railway Inn
March 25 - Brighton UK - Sticky Mikes
March 27 - Paris, FR - Les Femmes S'En Melent Festival
March 28 - Brussels BE - Rotonde
March 29 - Hamburg DE - Hakken
March 30 - Berlin DE - Gruener Salon
March 31 - Munich DE  - Milla
April 2 - Munster DE - American Series - Pumpenhaus
April 3 - Rotterdam NL - Rotown
April 4 - Utrecht NL - EKKO
April 5 - Groningen NL -Vera
April 15 - Middlebury, VT -Middlebury College*
April 16 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music*
April 18 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair*
April 19 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair*
April 20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
April 21 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café (downstairs)*
April 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
April 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater*
April 25 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
April 27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag*
April 28 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
April 29 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
April 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café*
May 2 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House*
May 3 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
May 4 - Birmingham, AL - The Saturn*
May 5 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre*
June 2 -  Dallas, TX - Trees
June 4 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
June 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
June 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
June 9 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
June 10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
June 11 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
June 13 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
June 15 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
June 16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
June 18 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
June 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
June 21 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
*All US dates w/Ron Gallo