Tacoma, WA’s favorite musical duo THE FAME RIOT has just announced that they’ll be hitting the road next month alongside garage punk label-mates, RADKEY for a fall tour. Kicking off on November 11th in Colorado Springs, CO, the 25-date run will hit most major markets, wrapping up in Chicago, IL on December 13th. A full list of dates can be seen below.
The band explains, “We are extremely excited to commence our national THE FAME RIOT tour, in support of our debut single ‘Heart Stray.’ This is really our first opportunity to get ourselves in front of crowds across the U.S.A., who have not yet been graced in the flesh with our cosmic presence and all it’s glamorous glory! We are honored to be supporting Radkey as they host us on the road. It is officially time to let our FREEK FLAG fly!!”
THE FAME RIOT has also released an alternate music video for their single, “Heart Stray” which can be seen below. Filmed throughout parts of Washington state, the colorful video provides a perfect look into The Fame Riot’s addictive, tongue-in-cheek persona.
The fashionable avant-garde, gender-fluid duo consists of two fabulous, over the top brothers in their early 20s who live and breathe music and fashion. Raised by minister parents, the brothers were introduced to music from a spiritual perspective and being drawn to secular music, which they would listen to in secret, the two made the music that they longed to hear. Influenced by four decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco, and everything in-between, Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins are what you would expect if you bottled up the fun and energy of raging summer parties, and threw in some flippant Hollywood glam.
The group has performed on KEXP, played Bumbershoot, and shared the stage with Chromeo, Grouplove, Mickey Avalon, DJ Shadow, and more. The duo recently performed a stripped down version of their single “Heart Stray” on Revolt TV’s program “Sounds By The Sound,” and were featured on RedBull.com where legendary Seattle DJ Marco Collins is quoted saying The Fame Riot has, “one of the catchiest pop records I’ve heard in years.” As best described by Galo Magazine, “There’s no denying that if the ’80s and ’90s had a love child, it would be this posse of so-called ‘freeks,’ who sport women’s clothing just as well, if not better, than the legendary frontman of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler.”