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Watch Ra Ra Riot's new '80s dance party-infused video

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Just like the rest of the world, Ra Ra Riot can’t hate on a good ‘80s dance party. Check out all the shimmying and hairspray below in the premiere of the new video for “Beta Love,” the title track off the group’s new record of the same name.


Cribbed from Dance Party, a local TV show that aired in the ‘80s on KOFY in San Francisco, the video was directed and edited by David Dean Burkhart, a Ra Ra Riot fan who made the clip and sent it to the band.

The band is currently touring Asia, but will be touring the states in February. Tour dates are below.

Jan. 31—Grappa’s Cellar—Hong Kong, China
Feb. 1—The Wall—Taipei, Taiwan
Feb. 3—Love Garage—Jakarta, Indonesia
Feb. 7—Venue—Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb. 8—Neptune Theater—Seattle, Washington
Feb. 9—Wonder Ballroom—Portland, Oregon
Feb. 11—Fillmore—San Francisco, California
Feb. 12—El Rey—Los Angeles, California
Feb. 13—The Observatory—Santa Ana, California
Feb. 15—Belly Up—Solana Beach, California
Feb. 16—Club Congress—Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 19—Kessler Theater—Dallas, Texas
Feb. 20—The Belmont—Austin, Texas
Feb. 21—Fitzgerald’s—Houston, Texas
Feb. 23—Proud Larry’s—Oxford, Mississippi
Feb. 24—Masquerade—Atlanta, Georgia
Feb. 25—Cat’s Cradle—Carrboro, North Carolina
Feb. 26—Grey Eagle—Asheville, North Carolina
Feb. 28—A&R Music Bar—Columbus, Ohio
March 1—Metro—Chicago, Illinois
March 2—Der Rathskeller—Madison, Wisconsin
March 3—Triple Rock—Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 5—The Blind Pig—Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 6—Lee’s Palace—Toronto, Ontario
March 7—Il Motore—Montreal, Quebec
March 8—Higher Ground—Burlington, Vermont
March 9—Pearl Street—Northampton, Massachusetts
June 8—Field Trip Festival—Toronto, Ontario