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Irata

Formed: 2007
From: Greensboro, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Irata News

Below is our complete Irata news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Freedom Hawk Gears Up For U.S. Tour

The Virginia-based riff merchants from Freedom Hawk are readying to kick off "The Endless Search For The Perfect Riff" west side tour 2017 where the band will be joined by North Carolina trio Irata.

Scheduled to commence on February 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee, the band's latest journey will rock its way through fifteen cities in five states, coming to a close on February 18th in Austin, Texas.

2/03/2017 Springwater - Nashville, TN
2/04/2017 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
2/05/2017 Rock House - El Paso, TX
2/07/2017 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
2/08/2017 Out Of The Park Pizza - Anaheim, CA
2/09/2017 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2017 Old Nicks - Eugene, OR
2/11/2017 High Water Mark - Portland, OR
2/12/2017 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
2/13/2017 Chromaphonic Music Hall - Yreka CA
2/14/2017 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
2/15/2017 Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV
2/16/2017 The Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ
2/17/2017 The Garage - Fort Stockton, TX
2/18/2017 Swan Dive - Austin, TX More...

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Irata Announces March Shows

Greensboro, North Carolina's raging trio Irata will make a triumphant return to the road this March with a run of U.S. tour dates. Irata will storm through the Midwestern and East Coast states on a solid eight-day tour.

The trek kicks off March fourth in Columbus, then raiding Canton, Chicago, Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Frederick, ending in Richmond on March 12th. With seven shows booked, the band is looking to book another show on March 8th in the coming days.

On the upcoming tour, Irata will be joined by DC-based Caustic Casanova, labelmates of the band through Kylesa's Retro Futurist Records. More...

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Irata Pulls Out Of Tour

North Carolina's Irata has officially had to pull out of the entire tour supporting Kylesa. This news follows several delays and complications in the recovery of drummer Jason Ward after his hospitalization due to a severe leg infection early into the trek.

While the band had hoped to re-join the tour package for the remaining dates, it is no longer an option. Jason Ward has issued a statement on behalf of Irata about the situation:

"I wanted to send my deepest apologies for having to cancel our part in the tour. I know that both Kylesa and Stu at United Talent went out on a limb to even put our band on the tour to begin with. I don't know what was worse; having to deal with the infection in my leg or having to miss this opportunity to tour with the best.

"I never thought in a million years that I would be taken out by a random, severe leg infection that seemingly came from nowhere; I don't understand it myself and I am still trying to work through it. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to try this again soon! Until then I am going to continue to rest while starting to work on another tour to support the Sweet Loris release. Thanks again to everyone!"

The tour continues through early next week, headlined by Kylesa with support from Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts. New Irata tour dates will be confirmed and announced in the near future. More...

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Irata Posts "March By Tens" Single

As Kylesa-founded label Retro Futurist prepares Irata's second LP, "Sweet Loris," for release in just two weeks, today the new single, "March By Tens" come online.

Additional dates have also been added to the band's upcoming Eastern U.S. tour with Kylesa, Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts. Full details are available below the song stream.

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Irata Streaming "Lion Slayer"

The maiden single from Irata's second album, "Sweet Loris," just came online in the form of the LP-opening "Lion Slayer." Listen in below. Kylesa's label Retro Futurist is currently prepping the album for an early October release.

The sound of Greensboro, North Carolina-based trio Irata dodges genre barriers with dexterous, infectious grooves influenced by a variety of underground rock and metal scenes. Once an instrumental act, the lineup has shifted from a trio to a duo and back, and following several lineup shifts since the band's inception eight years ago, Irata has solidified things with its most roaring setup yet. Catch the band performing its mesmerizing art live on these tour dates:

10/06/2015 State Theatre - Saint Petersburg, FL w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/07/2015 Grand Central - Miami, FL w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/08/2015 The Social - Orlando, FL w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/09/2015 Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/10/2015 New Mountain - Asheville, NC w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/13/2015 The Basement - Columbus, OH w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/14/2015 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/16/2015 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/17/2015 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/19/2015 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/20/2015 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/23/2015 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/24/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
10/25/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts
11/21/2015 The Maywood - Raleigh NC w/ Castle, Bedowyn More...

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