RIPE Announces Toy Drive Benefiting Local Boys & Girls Clubs of America   30+ City U.S. Headline Tour & Toy Drive Kicks Off March 21!   Debut Album Joy In The Wild Unkown Out April 6th

Announces Toy Drive Benefiting Local Boys & Girls Clubs of America
 
30+ City U.S. Headline Tour & Toy Drive Kicks Off March 21!
 
Debut Album Joy In The Wild Unkown Out April 6th

 
Photo Credit: Chris Anderson
 
“A golden voice with hints of Sting and Bradley Nowell (Sublime)” – WXPN
“…a cool fusion hit with a bit of soul, funk, and a whole lot of jazzy” – Ear to the Ground
“Not only will they have you unable resist hitting the dance floor, they will also elicit admiration for the ambition, intricacy and flawless execution of their supremely polished arrangements.” – Next2Shine
“Ripe brings an insanely refreshing, soulful take on the ever-evolving East Coast funk scene.” – Live for Live Music
“Connoisseurs of ultimate summer anthems with more funk than Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson thrown in a blender” – One Stop Record Shop
Boston-based seven-piece Ripe are gearing up to kick off their U.S. headline tour at The Pour House in Charleston, SC this Wednesday March 21. The series of dates will run through the spring, making stops in major cities such as New York City, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and more, providing fans with achance to dance and collectively revel in the magic of Ripe’s live show. The band has just announced that they will be holding a toy drive at each stop on the tour, collecting donations from their fans at all venues and delivering them to local Boys & Girls Clubs of America in each tour market. Please bring a toy to receive exclusive Ripe music! Full routing can be found below!
“For me, action figures were a huge part of my childhood,” says frontman Robbie Wulfsohn. “The idea of being able to play out whatever stories I wanted, whether imitating the real world or fighting space pirates as a time policemen, gave me a way to start making sense of the world around me. I think that if a little of the love we are trying to spread though our music manifested in giving kids the ability to build those worlds for themselves, I would be overjoyed.”
Ripe recently announced that they will release their independent full-length debut, Joy In The Wild Unknown, on April 6th. PRESS HEREto listen to their latest single “Downward.” Joy In The Wild Unknown was produced by Cory Wong of Vulfpeck, mixed by 5-time GRAMMY-Winner Joe Visciano (Mark Ronson, Adele, Beck, Coldplay), and mastered by Randy Merrill (Lady Gaga, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift).
Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of virtuosic improvisation, Ripe are seven musical soulmates who have built a rabid fan base and rapidly growing community of friends and followers with their unique brand of dance music, includingfan favorite “Goon Squad” that’s racked up over 1 million Spotify streams, and a live show filled with unstoppable groove. They are the swagger of funk filtered through a rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite pop banger. Ripe finds the elusive sweet spot between jaw-dropping technicality and airtight songcraft on songs like lead single “Little Lighter,” with its simmering bass line and funked-up guitars, and the dynamic, hypnotizing delivery of “Flipside.” With Joy In The Wild Unknown, Ripe collectively kick off a fresh, focused, and fiery next phase.
Ripe are Robbie Wulfsohn [vocals], Tory Geismar [guitar], Jon Becker [guitar], Sampson Hellerman [drums], Josh Shpak [trumpet], Calvin Barthel [trombone], and Nadav Shapira[bass].
RIPE 2018 TOUR DATES:
March 21            Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
March 22            Asheville, NC @ Isis Restaurant & Music
March 23            Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
March 24            Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
March 25            Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Café and Music Hall
March 28            Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
March 29            Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
March 30            Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
March 31            Fort Pierce, FL @ Hooked On Music Festival 2018
April 4                  Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
April 5                  Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
April 6                  New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
April 7                  Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
April 11               Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
April 12               Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 13               Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room
April 14               Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 15               Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
April 18               Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
April 19               Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
April 20               Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
April 21               Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 22               Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 24               Chico, CA @ Lost On Main
April 26               San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
April 27               Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
April 28               San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
April 29               Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
May 2                   Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 3                   Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
May 4                   Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 5                   New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 27                 Cleveland, OH @ Catch Meaning Music Fest
July 7-8                Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival
  
Joy In The Wild Unknown Album Art Cover Art by Beeple (Imagine Dragons, Deadmau5, Flying Lotus)
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