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This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.
Masks are strongly encouraged.
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Rainbow Kitten Surprise has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to local food banks working to fight hunger and food insecurity in their communities.
RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE
As if channeling another dimension where genres simply don’t exist, Rainbow Kitten Surprise find harmony in unpredictability, weaving together lyrical poetry, hummable melodies, and a rush of instrumental eccentricities. They quietly built an audience with Seven + Mary  and RKS  before serving up their 2018 full-length debut for Elektra, “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” – produced by Grammy Award-winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent). Igniting a two-year whirlwind, it brought the band’s total stream tally well past one billion, while they garnered widespread praise from Billboard,TIME, Vice, and NPR who described their sound as “…a mix of jam and indie and whatever else you can throw into the soup…very earnest, beautiful, political, loving rock n’ roll.” Meanwhile, “Fever Pitch” marked their first Top 10 at AAA. Not to mention, they’ve performed on “CBS This Morning Saturday,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” PBS’s “Austin City Limits,” and graced the bills of Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga, to name a few. Moving 80,000 tickets, they embarked on the sold-out Friend, Love Freefall Tour earmarked by a packed night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and three consecutive gigs in Athens, GA—as chronicled on their first official live album, Live From Athens Georgia, which came out in 2021.
Post-pandemic, twen is an “absolutely scorched” rock-band rising from the ashes of 2 years of canceled tours and broken ties to all music-industry execs. Ambitions were high for the Nashville indie-hopefuls with a record deal, two European tours completed and a North American run scheduled in 2020.
Now off-the-grid, the duo lives in a pandemic-built, self-converted van circling around their 3 Nashville bandmates; self-producing and releasing their next body of music with a D.I.Y. ethos and a fuck-you attitude.
Though twen got their start in Boston’s DIY scene in 2016, their sound was less rough-edged indie or punk and more hard-edged pop with jangly tendencies. Fueled by an irrational urge to craft songs with no lyrics, the 4-piece rock-band toured America & Canada for 3 years with no recorded music, except for a live-demo recorded from their first show in a Boston basement. After moving to Nashville in 2017 and landing a rosy record deal with FrenchKiss Records, the band led by Jane Fitzsimmons and Ian Jones released their first LP, ‘Awestruck’ in 2019; a polished version of their live set.
Now, in the wake of their deflated debut, the band’s hungry attitude and elevated songwriting prove you can do it yourself.