Reverend Horton Heat

The Rialto Theatre Presents

Reverend Horton Heat

Buttertones, The Paladins

Jan 15 Wed

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rialto Theatre

$26 - $28

This event is all ages

Age Restriction - 7 and over

Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat
Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal, littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing and reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer and "psychobillier" for getting to tag along.

REVEREND HORTON HEAT have been the outlet of this creative mind for 29 years, leading to 10 full-length albums, 3 "best-of" collections, 2 DVD releases and thousands of memorable live performances. Never reaching platinum status or having a #1 radio single hasn?t been a problem for the Rev either, the band has continually been a mainstay of late night television and has toured with legendary acts such as Johnny Cash, Motorhead, Marilyn Manson, The Ramones, and many more, all of whom hold the Rev in the highest regard, as a true music industry legend.

Now, entered into a fresh new partnership with Victory Records, REVEREND HORTON HEAT show no signs of slowing down in 2014. January 21st marks the release of their 11th studio album, appropriately titled REV. The album marks a much lauded return to riff-laden, out-of-control rock 'n roll that fans fell in love with when they first heard "Psychobilly Freakout". The album's first single has already turned heads; "Let Me Teach You How to Eat" is REVEREND HORTON HEAT at its finest: tongue-in-cheek and so catchy, it won't leave your head for weeks.

The band has an incredible tour history and, with major shows and tours already booked throughout the year, will make sure you get the chance to dance one more time! Jim Heath and Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five psycho(billy) years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.

"REVEREND HORTON HEAT, he's great and plays the music he believes in and nothing else. Go see him or I'll kill you!!" Lemmy Kilmister (MOTORHEAD)

Rev your engines and catch the sermon on the road as it's preached by everybody's favorite Reverend. REV is out January 21st.
The Paladins
The Paladins
The Paladins from San Diego California are the preeminent blues/rockabilly band in America. Founded in 1980 by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and bass player Thomas Yearsley, they have recorded five singles, nine full Length studio records, and three live albums. Along the way they built a solid reputation as one of America's hardest working and best live bands.
The Paladins helped pave the way for the Rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. Their tagline at the time was "Western & Bop", as they played a combination of rockabilly and vintage country together with a blues groove. Their first LP, The Paladins, was released in 1987 and was produced by Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. They followed that up with Years Since Yesterday, released on Alligator Records in 1989 and produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet. When Let’s Buzz came out in 1990 the band was firmly planted as a headliners in showcase music clubs across the country and in Europe. The band also established themselves at numerous festivals, sharing bills with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Blasters, and Los Lobos. Let's Buzz, “an invigorating blend of rockabilly, blues, rhythm-and-blues, and country," was recorded in the Los Angeles studio of 1970s soul star Leon Haywood, and is their largest selling record to date. Since that time six more critically acclaimed albums have come out. Most notably, their 1996 live album Million Mile Club, which fittingly marked the band’s millionth mile traveled on the roads of the USA
To their many fans worldwide, the Paladins appeared to have come to an end in 2004. That's when Gonzalez wanted to focus on other musical interests and he formed the western-soul band the Hacienda Brothers. During this time Dave Gonzalez liked to refer to the Paladins status as being “on hiatus.” Sadly, the untimely death of Hacienda Brothers band mate and longtime friend, Chris Gaffney in 2008, ended the Hacienda Brothers, which had released four Albums. Then in 2010 the Paladins Reunited for a festival in Europe, which led to even more dates there in 2011. Also that year the band performed their first US date in seven years at the Ink and Iron Festival in Long Beach California. The next year they appeared at the 2012 Doheny Blues Festival and now every year since, they have been headlining select European shows and special reunion appearances here in the US.
Dave Gonzalez has been living in Austin Texas for the past seven years where he stays busy, not only performing, but also recording bands and producing records. Thomas Yearsley has done the same by running Thunderbird Analog Recording Studio and LUX Records in California. In between all of that Dave, Tom and drummer Brian Fahey have also gotten together to record the latest Paladins record titled New World, their first album in over 14 years. It’s a diverse collection of smoldering blues and roots rock, with a little honkytonk thrown in. It’s like the Paladins shows, non-stop intensity and fine musicianship wrapped up neatly in a three-piece band.
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