Indonesian rock trio Voice of Baceprot announces first US tour

Indonesian rock band Voice of Baceprot (VOB). Photo: Instagram/@voiceofbaceprot
Indonesian rock band Voice of Baceprot (VOB). Photo: Instagram/@voiceofbaceprot

Voice Of Baceprot (VOB), the all-female rock band from Indonesia, is ready to take the US by storm with their Retas American Tour 2023. The tour will mark their first time performing in the country, after gaining international recognition with their European and Asian tours.

VOB, which consists of Firdda Kurnia on vocals and guitar, Euis Siti on drums, and Widi Rahmawati on bass, will kick off their US tour on Aug. 3 in Los Angeles. They will then travel to ten other cities, namely Las Vegas, Pasadena, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Oakland, and San Diego.

One of the highlights of their tour will be their appearance at Head In The Clouds, a music festival by Asian American label 88rising in Pasadena on Aug. 6. VOB will share the stage with other Indonesian artists such as Rich Brian and NIKI, as well as international acts such as Joji, Saweetie, CL, and DPR Live.

The tour is held to promote VOB’s upcoming debut album Retas, which means “rebel” in Sundanese. The album will feature their latest single The Enemy of Earth is You, a song that expresses their concern for the environment and their support for Music Declares Emergency (MDE), a global movement that calls for action against climate change.

Tickets for VOB’s Retas American Tour 2023 will go on sale starting from June 9. Fans can expect to witness their energetic and powerful performance that blends rock, metal, rap, and traditional Sundanese music.

VOB was formed in 2014 in Garut, West Java. They rose to fame with their viral videos on YouTube and social media, where they showcased their talent and passion for music. They have also faced challenges and criticism from conservative groups who disapprove of their appearance and style as Muslim women.

However, VOB has proven that they are not afraid to express themselves and challenge stereotypes. They have also used their music as a platform to raise awareness about social issues such as education, women’s rights, and religious tolerance.

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