October 27, 2011
Celebrate Halloween with Nightmare on Congress Street - Saturday, October 29th
Four local businesses come together for the first time to bring Nightmare On Congress Street to a higher level. For everyone wanting to celebrate, The Rialto Theatre and Sacred Machine offer the Santa Muerte Music and Arts Festival starting at 7 PM. Watch The Jons, Blind Divine, Ensphere & The Mission Creeps at Rialto as well as Philip Shiozaki & Raul Lizarraga at Sacred Machine. For those over 21, Congress offers Bang Bang and a haunted house. The Playground Roofdeck, or the "Treehouse of Horrors" has a rooftop dance party.
Tickets for this event are $10 advance or $15 on the day of show and get you into all 4 events. Click here to purchase
Posted by rialtoadmin at 3:32 PM
October 25, 2011
Announcing: Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot on December 12th!
Brian Setzer will be rockin' the Rialto Theatre stage this December 12th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 29th at 10 am and will be available through our website .
Posted by rialtoadmin at 4:40 PM
October 21, 2011
New song from Pink Martini feat. Saori Yuki
Check out a brand new song from Pink Martini featuring Saori Yuki from their forthcoming album, "1969" out November 1! More info regarding the album below...
PINK MARTINI COLLABORATES WITH SAORI YUKI ON NEW RELEASE, 1969, OUT NOVEMBER 1 A RETROSPECTIVE, "BEST OF" COMPILATION OUT THE SAME DAYPortland, Oregon based "little orchestra" Pink Martini and legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki have collaborated to record 1969--a collection of songs from the year Yuki's debut album was released. The 12 tracks will be released November 1 on the band's own Heinz Records. In celebration of the record, Yuki will join the band on a series of special tour dates this December. See reverse for complete details. Years ago in Portland, Pink Martini founder and pianist Thomas Lauderdale was thumbing through bins of records at Everyday Music when, intrigued by its gorgeous cover and interesting title (translated to "Scat In The Dark"), he snatched up Saori Yuki's debut album. Upon first listen he was immediately struck by Yuki's soaring soprano and the melodies on the album. Many years later, having never met Yuki, Lauderdale and Pink Martini recorded her song "Taya Tan" for their 2007 album Hey Eugene! In early 2010, as Pink Martini was preparing for their first tour of Asia, they received a call from Yuki's manager saying that she had loved the band's rendition of "Taya Tan" and wanted to meet them when they came to Japan. This first meeting occurred in Tokyo when Yuki joined Pink Martini singer China Forbes on stage for a rendition of "Taya Tan." Later that year Yuki was invited to sing the first-ever Japanese version of "White Christmas" for Pink Martini's holiday album Joy To The World. This past March, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that decimated Japan, Lauderdale reached out to invite Yuki to join Pink Martini in Portland at a benefit performance for the relief efforts in Japan. During her visit to the States, Yuki and Pink Martini also went into the studio to record "Yuuzuki," a benefit track released by Starbucks and iTunes beginning the collaboration that ultimately would result in 1969. "It was a great honor to be asked by Saori Yuki San & EMI Japan to work on this album," says Lauderdale. "The initial concept for the album was 'Japanese hits from 1969' but upon doing a bit of research we discovered that every country had something significant going on in 1969. So we decided to broaden the scope in a very Pink Martini way and include songs from around the world sung in different languages. The result is a gorgeous adventure back in time to the year 1969 featuring 12 songs sung in Japanese, French & English." On November 1, in addition to 1969, Pink Martini will release a 21-track compilation album, A Retrospective (Heinz Records). The record features eight tracks previously unreleased in the U.S. along with alternative recordings of some of the band's most beloved songs. It also features guest appearances by Saori Yuki, French treasure Georges Moustaki, American icon Michael Feinstein, famed NYC DJ Johnny Dynell and Oscar-nominated film director Gus Van Sant (making his singing debut). The deluxe hardbound CD book features a 48-page booklet of never-before-seen polaroids taken by Lauderdale as well as rare postcards and posters from the band's 16-year history.
Don't miss Pink Martini with Storm Large, live at The Fox Tucson Theatre on November 15. Tickets available at foxtucsontheatre.org, by phone at (520) 547-3040 and at the Fox Box Office.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 2:54 PM
October 10, 2011
3 GUITAR HEROES TOUR CANCELLED
We regret to announce the 3 Guitar Heroes Tour with Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West has been cancelled. Please read the press release issued by the band:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // October 10, 2011
SCHENKER, ROTH & WEST CANCEL 3 GUITAR HEROES TOUR
Transportation Complications Cited As Cause
Los Angeles --- Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West have been forced to postpone the 3 Guitar Heroes tour that was set to commence on October 6 in Norfolk, CT, due to insurmountable travel issues. When faced with securing a viable path for West¹s travel while still confined to a wheelchair, the search for a vehicle went on for months, and it has been called off. Last week, West was fitted with a prosthetic leg, but it will take months before he is able to live a normal life with the appendage, and there is no way to tour at this time without the security of the wheelchair he has been confined to post-amputation.
For more information contact:
Survival Management, Inc.
Wayne Forte / Ben Shprits
Entourage Talent Associates
Refunds are available at Point of Purchase. Tickets purchased through The Rialto Theatre box office or website using a credit card will be automatically refunded, and will show up in your statement in 3-5 business days. Feel free to call us at 520.740.1000 with any questions. Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience. We're bummed too.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:27 PM