Indie-rock favorite Rainbow Kitten Surprise is back in Tampa Bay this week, and the show is sold-out

Candi Carpenter opens the band's second show of a new U.S. tour.

In Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s 10 years together, Tampa Bay has not seen much of the indie rock quintet. Since its last time in town—as part of the 2018 installment of 97X NBT—the band has sold-out Red Rocks Amphitheatre, bombarded its fanbase with singles, and most significantly, frontwoman Ela Melo publicly came out as transgender last spring.

With a little help from Candi Carpenter, the band kicks off the U.S. leg of its 2023 world tour in Orlando, before heading to Jannus Live on Thursday, May 18 for a sold-out gig. Subscribe to Creative Loafing newsletters.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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