Rainbow Kitten Surprise

801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204



September 10, 2022

Genre-defying, live sensations Rainbow Kitten Surprise have unveiled touring plans for Fall/Winter 2022.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is currently in the midst of their highly anticipated North American headline tour with most dates already sold out. Rainbow Kitten Surprise has again partnered with PLUS1, so that $1 of every ticket sold will go to local food banks working to fight hunger and food insecurity in their communities. The band – who has worked with PLUS1 since 2019 – is expected to direct over $25,000 towards these organizations on this upcoming run alone.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise 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 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 frontperson Ela Melo. Watch HERE. An official music video is in post-production now.

As if channeling another dimension where genres simply don’t exist, Rainbow Kitten Surprise find 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. Most recently, two longtime fan-favorite tracks began to take off organically on TikTok, with “It’s Called: Freefall” and “Cocaine Jesus” experiencing massive upticks after user-created content on the platform went viral – resulting in over 11 million *weekly* streams for the band. The songs now boast 85 and 80 million streams, respectively.

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).