15 Dec RNDM announces March 2016 North American tour dates
Alternative rock band RNDM (featuring Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud) announces a seven-date North American tour in support of the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP, Ghost Riding. Tickets on sale Friday, December 18th at 10am local time.
RNDM’s tour kicks off with an album release show on Friday, March 4th at The Crocodile in Seattle and wraps on Tuesday, March 15th at Double Door in Chicago (full dates below). Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, December 18th at 10am local time.
This marks the first time since 2013 that the band will perform live.
RNDM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
March 4, 2016
March 7, 2016
March 8, 2016
Rock & Roll Hotel
March 9, 2016
The Foundry at The Fillmore
March 11, 2016
Brighton Music Hall
March 13, 2016
March 15, 2016
RNDM’s album Ghost Riding is the follow up to the band’s 2012 debut album Acts. It will be released on Dine Alone Records in digital, CD and vinyl formats on March 4, 2016.
RNDM recently debuted the title track from the band’s forthcoming album and corresponding music video. The song is available for digital download and on music streaming services now.
“[The track] ‘Ghost Riding’ embodies what we went after on this new record: pushing ourselves creatively with new songwriting approaches, unique sounds, grooves and uncomfortable instrumentation”, explains Jeff Ament. “Joseph wrote a great take of the longing of childhood past, really beautiful words.”
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The chance encounters of everyday life shape us in more ways than we can imagine. From them spring unexpected opportunities, exciting new directions, burgeoning friendships and, quite often, great music.
RNDM is a band featuring Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. Ament and Arthur met by chance on a June evening in 1999, when Arthur opened a show at the late, great New York club Wetlands on a bill headlined by Ament and Stuverud’s side project Three Fish. At the time, Arthur was drawing acclaim for his solo performances, which employed a looping pedal that made the artist sound as if he was being backed by a full band.
The musicians stayed in touch over the ensuing years and reconnected in 2010 in Seattle. Ament extended Arthur an invitation to come to his Montana home to jam, but before they could make plans, a song emerged unexpectedly, “When The Fire Comes” which ended up on Ament’s solo effort While My Heart Beats.
In April of 2012, Arthur finally joined Ament and Stuverud in Montana thinking he’d just be singing over the top of instrumental tracks that had already been completed.
Instead, “I’d told Richard, but not Joe, that I just wanted to be Joe’s band for the first day or two, to see how it went,” Ament says. Things clicked so easily that the trio were half-jokingly discussing touring, designing t-shirts and making costumes within hours of pressing the record button. “We had six tunes after that first night and day. Everybody was just buzzed,” Ament says. “Jeff and Richard have been playing together so long and they have such a great chemistry,” Arthur adds. The group recorded nearly 20 tracks which led to their debut album Acts released in 2012.
The band has continued to organically write music together and are gearing up to release their sophomore album Ghost Riding in 2016.
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