WE RAISED $13,443.59 for RARA TOU LIMEN!

If you recently attended one of our US headlining shows, we took one dollar from your ticket and donated it to Rara Tou Limen, the company run by our teachers in Oakland who bring Haitian folkloric dance and music to the Bay Area and whose teachings heavily influenced Nikki Nack. (Our drum teacher, musical director Daniel Brevil, also performed on the album.)

RTL will travel to Haiti as a company for the first time, collaborating and connecting with Haitian artists and audiences and bringing back a new wealth of experience to the Bay. With help from your attendance at our shows, 19 plane tickets to Haiti were just purchased — RTL’s dancers and musicians are on their way!

Long live small arts organizations who enrich our lives, our communities, and work very hard for very little. Happy 10th anniversary, Rara Tou Limen—we’re hoping you grow even more over the next 10.

And thank you to you, our amazing fans. RTL is still raising the rest of the money needed for their trip’s goal. If you’d like to contribute a bit more, you can give here and read more about the trip:


New US and European Tours Announced

Hello dear tune-yards supporters,

It’s been an incredible few weeks, seeing so many of you out on the road as we tour this Nikki Nack album. Today we announce that THE TOUR WILL GO ON! and we’ll be coming to see a lot more of you…

Right now we’re smack dab in the midst of a European run and we will be coming back in November for a whole new set of shows spanning thirteen countries. We also have a quick trip back to the UK in late August/early September for End of the Road, Bestival, and two London dates at Electric Brixton.

For those of you back stateside, we have new dates throughout October in the Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest, and festival dates at Austin City Limits, Corona Capital in Mexico City, and Life Is Beautiful in Vegas.

A limited ticket pre-sale for the new East Coast/Midwest shows in October starts tomorrow, July 2nd, at 10am local time at tune-yards.com. Head there for the whole list of dates including our Australian run later this month and our Canadian dates supporting Arcade Fire in August. 

See you soon!