June 30, 2008
Pinback performs in September, on sale this Saturday!
The month of September has declared itself "indie", which sort of upset October, thought to be the hippest of Fall months. Rialto's calendar provides the proof in the declaration, citing events featuring bands such as Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, Mogwai, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Adding to that list today is Pinback, making their first live appearance in Tucson in almost 4 years at The Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, September 16. The San Diego-based indie-rockers craft melodious textures that insistently and sweetly pet your inner-ear, which as pleasing as that may or may not sound to you is a highly recommended experience.
Tickets for this event goes on sale Saturday, July 5 at 10am right here at rialtotheatre.com.
June 26, 2008
Great Big Sea on sale FRIDAY
"Our songs come from the sea and the cliffs and the rocks and all the other natural beauties our country provides. Without her we simply couldn't exist."
The natural beauty of Great Big Sea exudes prominently in their live performances. Fortunately for Tucson, they will be performing at The Rialto Theatre live on October 7.
Newfoundland natives Great Big Sea aim to marry traditional music of Newfoundland with their own pop explorations, and have a reputation for raucous and moving live shows.
Tickets go on sale TOMORROW--that's Friday, June 27 at 10am online, by phone at 520.740.1000, and at the box office (12-6pm).
June 11, 2008
RZA, Rialto, Chess and Congress
Perhaps you saw the coverage of Wu-Tang leader and chess aficionado RZA in the New York Times this past week? If not, through the wondrous powers of the internet, you can read all about it by clicking here. Check out the video interview by clicking here. Also, here's how the match between RZA and the Times' chess editor Dylan McClain went down. NY Times seal of approval!
So from the Grey Lady direct to you: in conjunction with next Tuesday's RZA as Bobby Digital performance at the Rialto, The RZA will be appearing at The Hotel Congress before the Rialto show as part of the 9 Queens/Wu Chess Chess Fest (say it fast five times and you'll see a purple cow). 9 Queens, a locally based non-profit chess education and outreach organization, has put together quite the chess event to complement the concert. Aside from a chance to play against RZA, there'll be a tournament, prizes, chess lessons, and lots more. To find out more about the event click here and to learn more about the 9 Queens organization click here.
So there you have it -- the perfect night of entertainment and intellectual stimulation courtesy of The Rialto, 9 Queens, Hotel Congress, and of course, The RZA. Tickets available by clicking here.
June 7, 2008
Rialto Presents: The Temptations at the Fox Tucson Theatre
We are pleased to announce another exciting booking over at sister venue The Fox Tucson Theatre. This time it's the Grammy-winning exemplars of the Motown Sound, THE TEMPTATIONS. That's right, the authors of such hits as "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," and literally several thousand more hits (okay, not literally, but you get the idea) will take the Fox stage for a night of the very best in rhythm and blues.
It all goes down on Friday, August 8th, giving you plenty of time to arrange babysitters, limousine service, and dinner reservations.
Tickets go onsale this Sunday, June 8th, at 10 a.m. Get yours (hurry!) by clicking here.
June 4, 2008
Inaugural Mountain Fridays with Brendan James, This Friday!
92.9 The Mountain and The Rialto Theatre are joining forces to bring you Mountain Fridays at Rialto, beginning this Friday with the singer/songwriter Brendan James. The concert series will showcase wonderful emerging artists on Rialto's stage with The Mountain's quality seal of approval, and we're very pleased that the first of the series will see the earthy, elegant songs float from Brendan and his emotive piano.
This event will have a low ticket price of only $5. With the full recommendation of The Mountain deejays and Rialto management at such a low price with outstanding up-and-comers, Mountain Fridays at Rialto is a series for YOU, Tucson.
Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend converge on Rialto, Sept 23
Hot Chip is headed to Tucson.
Vampire Weekend is headed to Tucson.
Rather than risk a Jets v Sharks-style street battle in front of the Rialto between Hot Chip fans and Vampire Weekend fans, we decided to form a super co-headline show with the two hip acts. On Tuesday, September 23, indie-preps Vampire Weekend and dance-vets Hot Chip will be performing at The Rialto Theatre, and all musical-based street violence will come to an end.
Buy your tickets now online, at our box office (12pm - 6pm), by phone (520-740-1000), or at any Bookmans Bookstore.