The Rialto Theatre Presents...

**CANCELED** The Residents

Tuesday, September 14
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Not On Sale

***Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Residents event on September 14th at 191 Toole has been canceled. Refunds will be processed for all ticket purchases. Thank you.***




Alternately seen as a rock band, an arts collective, and a spirit, THE RESIDENTS have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for almost fifty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video, with their videos included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Their lengthy career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored numerous films and TV series as well as several projects for MTV. In addition, the group is also thriving in the world of digital media having released ten DVDs, and two internet series.

In early 2020, The Residents premiered a multimedia performance of the landmark album GOD IN THREE PERSONS in collaboration with noted video artist John Sanborn. Later, they released their 49th studio album, METAL, MEAT & BONE, based on the recently discovered recordings of Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog. A world your featuring the music of Alvin Snow while also revisiting Duck Stab, one of the band’s most popular albums, will begin in August 2021.WHERE DO I START?

If you are new to The Residents, deciding where to start can be a daunting task. If you haven’t already, we recommend seeking out the 2015 documentary Theory of Obscurity. It gives a broad overview of the group and doesn’t delve deeply into any single project, but you may come away from it with an idea of which projects you’ll want to explore further.

A survey of fans was conducted in 2014, and from that we learned (somewhat unsurprisingly) that the most popular albums are Duck Stab and The Commercial Album. Those are certainly fine places to start. The survey also asked for favorite musical artists other than The Residents, so you could look through the results, finding a group you already like, and see what albums other fans think are best (spoiler: it’s probably Duck Stab). You can view the survey results here.

If you are the research type, perhaps you will want to read through the project descriptions in the Historical section of this website, finding something that strikes your fancy.

As for where to go after that, one method some newcomers have found helpful is to progress chronologically either forward or backward to somewhat ground you in whatever frame of mind The Residents were in at the time.

As you can imagine, with such a long history and large catalogue, not all Residents releases are currently in print. On our merch page we try to keep up with currently available products. For others, you’ll need to seek out after market copies from used record shops or sites like eBay. Happy hunting!

Covid-19 Venue Policy

As of September 20, 2021, both the Rialto Theatre and 191 Toole will require all patrons to wear masks while attending an event unless actively enjoying a beverage. Additionally, Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours will also be required. 

We cannot accept all at-home tests. If it's an at-home test that gives results via an app (which includes your information) those are acceptable. The test result will need to include your name and date of birth, and also have a time stamp so we can determine when the test was taken. It will be compared to your photo ID at the door.

***Visiting artists and productions may elect to follow increased health and safety protocols. Therefore, vaccinations, specific capacity, distancing, and face-covering protocols may vary from show to show***

For information about Covid-19 vaccination and free Covid-19 Testing sites in Pima County, please click HERE


A partir de Septiembre 20, 2021, ambos Rialto Theatre y 191 Toole requerira a todos los patrocinadores que usen mascarillas mientras esten asistiendo un evento, a menos que queue activamente esten disfutando de una bebida.

Adicionalmente, tendran que mostrar una prueba complete de la vacuna COVID-19, o resultados de una prueba negativa de COVID-19, de dentro las ultimas 48 horas.

No podemos aceptar todas las pruebas en casa. Si se trata de una prueba en casa que da resultados a través de una aplicación (que incluye su información), esos son aceptables. El resultado de la prueba deberá incluir su nombre y fecha de nacimiento, y también tener una marca de tiempo para que podamos determinar cuándo se realizó la prueba. Se comparará con su identificación con foto en la puerta.

***Artistas invitados, visitantes y producciones podran decider el aumento en el protocolo a seguir para la seguridad y salud.Por lo tanto, los protocolos de vacunas, capacidad especifica, distanciamiento, y cubiertas faciales, pudiesen variar, de evento a evento.***

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