May 14, 2010
BRAND NEW SHOWS: GEORGE CLINTON on 6/2 and NAS on 6/6!
We're very excited about the two new shows we just added in early June.
First up on June 2nd is the master of funk George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. You've never been properly funked until you've been funked by Mr. Clinton and his cosmic compadres. Don't be too late to get on board the Mothership. Tickets are available now at the Rialto Box Office or by phone at 740-1000 or by clicking right damn HERE.
Then on June 6th, we're very pleased to announce that Hip Hop legend Nas will be gracing the Rialto stage for the very first time. Widely regarded as one of the best MCs to ever rock a mic, Nas has several platinum albums and hit singles in his career, and is due to release his collaboration with Damian Marley, Distant Relatives, on May 18th. You do not want to miss this show -- it's a special treat to get to see an artist of Nas's caliber within the intimate confines of the historic Rialto Theatre. Get your ducats the same ways as usual: Rialto Box Office at 318 E. Congress St., 740-1000, or by clicking right HERE, right now.
May 10, 2010
Cypress Hill Cancels 5/21 Show Over SB 1070
We regret to inform you that Cypress Hill has canceled their scheduled performance on Friday, May 21st, due to their opposition to Arizona Senate Bill 1070, aka the illegal immigration bill.
Refunds will be issued at point of purchase or automatically if you paid with a credit card.
We will be surprised if this doesn't continue to happen unless this bill is repealed or struck down by courts as unconstitutional.
If you support the Rialto and other businesses that are dependent on performing artists and tourism, please take a moment to let the state legislature and the Governor know that SB 1070 is hurting Arizona business.
Read more about it:
Cypress Hill's statement
The Tucson Sentinel covers the story
A post at the Arizona Daily Star
The Tucson Weekly posts the letter Rialto GM Curtis McCrary wrote to Cypress Hill to attempt to persuade them to undertake the show.
Coverage in the Phoenix New Times
The Arizona Republic writes about it (try to avoid the comments section unless you're a masochist or at war with common sense and good grammar).
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik explains why SB 1070 infringes on rights and is bad for local law enforcement offices (reposted from the Wall Street Journal).