Genre-defying, live sensations Rainbow Kitten Surprise announce South African Tour Dates for March 2023 including a show at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Friday 10 March 2023, and a performance at Johannesburg’s Marks Park, Emmarentia on Saturday 11 March 2023.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise Indie-Rock Sensations from North Carolina, USA, recently released the emotionally charged track “Work Out,” marking the band’s first new music in nearly two years. The song’s beautiful melody line and the effervescent vibe is a stark juxtaposition to its poignant lyrics about the difficult relationships – of all sorts – that people struggle with. “Work Out” arrived alongside a lyric video, handwritten by RKS front-person Ela Melo.

As if channeling another dimension where genres simply don’t exist, Rainbow Kitten Surprise finds harmony in unpredictability – weaving together lyrical poetry, hummable melodies, and a rush of instrumental eccentricities. Now boasting over 1 billion global streams across platforms, the band first began building their devoted fanbase with independent albums “Seven + Mary” (2013) and “RKS” (2015). Arriving in 2018, the band’s breakout full-length debut for Elektra, “How to: Friend, Love, Freefall.”

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), the album featured RIAA-certified Gold single “It’s Called: Freefall”, earned 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,” and saw the band make several national television appearances, including performances on “CBS This Morning Saturday,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and PBS’s “Austin City Limits.”

After gracing the bills of Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga, to name a few, RKS moved 80,000 tickets of their own on their 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” released in 2021.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is Ela Melo (lead vocals), Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (guitar, vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (lead guitar, vocals), Charlie Holt (bass, vocals), Jess Haney (drums).

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Tickets On Sale here:
Friday 10 March 2023: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

Saturday 11 March 2023: Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

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