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April 21, 2009

JUST ANNOUNCED: Matisyahu with K'Naan & Dub Trio 6/11

Some breaking news for all reggae and hip hop fans:
We're proud to announce Matisyahu with K'Naan & Dub Trio performing on Thursday, June 11 here at Rialto.

Matisyahu hit it big a couple years ago with a huge record "Youth", and has been touring to huge headlining and festival crowds ever since. He's featured on a new Crystal Method (performing here on 5/24, coincidentally) single called "Drown In The Now" (get it here for free!)

K'Naan apparently killed it over the weekend at Coachella, and we're excited he and Dub Trio are on the bill.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10am via the usual channels: online, by phone at 740-1000, or at our box office M-F, 12-6.

The Crystal Method with Matisyahu - "Drown In The Now"

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April 20, 2009

James Morrison Canceled Due To Illness

We regret to inform you that James Morrison's performance on Monday, April 20 has been canceled due to illness.

Refunds are available at point of purchase, but if you used a credit card through our website or our box office, your order will be refunded in full automatically to your card and will show up within the next few business days.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Please call our box office at 740-1000 with any questions. We're open Monday through Friday, 12-6.

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April 18, 2009

Don't Miss Out!

Ozomatli SOLD OUT.
Atmosphere SOLD OUT.

You don't want to miss out on our awesome spring line-up, so get your tickets now before it's too late!

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April 17, 2009


Hip hop fans take note --

You won't want to miss the show we just added on Friday May 8th -- The "Guerilla Funk Hard Truth Soldiers" Tour.

Headlined by Paris and Talib Kweli, the full lineup includes Planet Asia, Kam, T-K.A.S.H., and Sellassie.

Tickets on sale now. Stay tuned for more information about a special Best Buy in-store appearance.

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Come See WILCO'S Film "Ashes of American Flags" April 30

If you haven't noticed already, we're pretty excited for Wilco in June at Centennial.

To get our Wilco fix early and to temporarily subside our anticipation, we will be screening the new film Ashes of American Flags , presenting Wilco live in concert during the 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues - Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina's in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. - the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour. Directed and produced by Brendan Canty and Christoph Green (Sunken Treasure, Burn to Shine).

We just obtained a brand new 4,800-lumen projector, and we're stoked to premier it on April 30th showing Ashes of American Flags. It's only $2 at the door, film starts promptly at 8:30pm.

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April 16, 2009

Bajofondo Postponed

We regret to announce Bajofondo will not be performing this evening at The Rialto Theatre, due to problems on the road. We apologize for any inconvenience.
But we have received word that the band will be rescheduling for an as-yet-to-be-determined date this fall. Please stay tuned to this space for a new date.

People who have previously purchased tickets should check their emails for details. Tickets will be available again once we announce details about the new performance date.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

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April 14, 2009

Grizzly Bear added to Wilco show at Centennial Hall 6/18

This just in --

Melodic rockers Grizzly Bear were scheduled to perform at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday, June 18th, and it is certainly a show that we at the Rialto were excited about. However, we subsequently confirmed Wilco at Centennial Hall on June 18th, and we knew that it would create a problematic conflict for fans of both bands (not to mention us).

The solution was quite obvious.
We have now confirmed Grizzly Bear as the opening act for the Wilco show at Centennial.

People that have already purchased Grizzly Bear tickets should check their emails -- we'll be in touch with them about refunds, and also the way that we're going to ensure that those ticket purchasers will have an iron-clad crack at Wilco/Grizzly Bear tickets, assuming they want to purchase them.

Furthermore, we'll be planning an event at the Rialto that night for a post-Wilco celebration, the details of which will be forthcoming.

So now a night of amazing music courtesy of the mighty Wilco just got amazing-er.

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TUCSON, AZ - It has been 12 years since the critically-acclaimed and much-beloved Grammy-winning rock band Wilco has performed in Tucson. That drought will end on Thursday, June 18th at Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.

Centennial's doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin promptly at 8 p.m. with a yet-to-be-named support act. Wilco will take the stage at 9:15.

Tickets for this all-ages performance are $32 in advance and will go on sale Friday, April 17th, at 10 a.m. at the Centennial Hall Box Office, at the U of A Student Union Bookstore Ticket Outlet, and online at www.uapresents.org.

This event is presented by the 501 (c)(3) non-profit Rialto Theatre, http://www.rialtotheatre.com.

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April 8, 2009

Toumani Diabate to join Bela Fleck on June 17th

We are thrilled at this pairing of World Music greats at the Rialto on June 17th -- banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck with the universally acknowledged master of the kora Toumani Diabate for an evening of beautiful music.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10th, at 10 a.m. for this reserved-seating show.

Click here to buy.

Here's a great video of Toumani playing the kora:

and here's a great clip of Bela and the Flecktones from Conan O'Brien from last year:

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Tucson's Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, who has been wowing local audiences since last fall's Great Cover Up with their impeccable blend of varying styles of Latin music, including the Big Band mambo sound of the 1940s, are confirmed as the opening act for Ozomatli this Friday, April 10th.

Here's the Phoenix New Times on Sergio y la Orkesta opening for Calexico last weekend at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix:

""Stylish" is too weak a word to describe their act, which is possibly the most marketable show I've seen from an Arizona band. Starting just after 8, they played through a nice selection of mambos and updated Mariachi music without falling in to any cliched "Besame Mucho" moments."

Check out this video from their Decembe 29th performance opening for Calexico:

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We are very pleased to announce that the exciting, dynamic and critically acclaimed performer Santigold, along with support acts Trouble Andrew and Amanda Blank, will take the Rialto stage on Saturday, June 20th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10th.

Check out the official video for Santigold's hit single "L.E.S. Artistes" here:

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April 3, 2009

More New Shows + Brandi nearly sold out!

Let's get straight to it. Brand spankin' new shows on sale today and this weekend:
5/12 - Scott Weiland - On Sale Now
5/24 - Crystal Method - On Sale Tomorrow
5/29 - Lucinda Williams - On Sale Now
6/3 - Brandi Carlile at Leo Rich Theater @ TCC - On Sale Now, but nearly sold out!
6/6 - David Bromberg - On Sale Now
6/12 - Keb' Mo' - On Sale Now
6/17 - Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate - On Sale April 10
6/18 - Grizzly Bear - On Sale Now
6/23 - Xavier Rudd - On Sale Now

As usual, tickets are available online here, in person at our box office M-F 12-6, by phone at 520.740.1000, and at any Bookmans Bookstore.

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April 1, 2009

Los Lonely Boys Moves to August 17

Due to a scheduling conflict, Los Lonely Boys will move to Monday, August 17. All tickets purchased for their May 1 date are still valid.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but thankfully the Boys are on top of it and we already have a new date. If you have any questions, feel free to call the box office at 740-1000 M-F, between 12-6pm.

As always, tickets are available online here, by phone, in person at our box office, or at any Bookmans Bookstore.

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