[UPDATED] OffBeat joins with Liveset.com to present an online concert with Hurray for the Riff Raff Thursday, April 12. The band’s British debut album made The Times of London‘s Top 10 Album list for 2011, and they have a new album on the way, Look Out Mama. They’ll also perform at Jazz Fest Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. on the Acura Stage.
Liveset specializes in intimate, event-oriented concerts, and this one will be no different. The show will take place as the sun starts setting in the Lower Ninth Ward, and the stream will start online Thursday at 6 p.m.
For more info on the show, visit Liveset.com.
OffBeat is giving away tickets to be in the live audience for this show. If you want to be there in person, fill out the form below and suggest a song that you would like the band to cover. We’ll give away four pairs of tickets in total—the only way to see the show in person—and Hurray for the Riff Raff will try to play one of the cover songs suggested. For example, here’s Riff Raff leader Alynda Lee Segarra singing the Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream”.
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Updated April 7, 1:47 p.m.
This year will be Hurray for the Riff Raff’s second appearance at Jazz Fest, not first as previously reported. The text has been changed to reflect this.