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The Residents tour imminent

The residents

In a strange and delightful turn of events, American art collective and general nutters The Residents are embarking on a two month tour, entitled Taking Light, which will take them from Mexico City to London, via various cities across the good ol’ States. Apparently each performance will be split into three parts – the first concerning “a mysterious skeleton baby in a remote desert cottage”, and the third based around a story involving a woman and her invisible twin sister. The middle section changes with each show. Intriguing.

For those new to the Residents, you probably know as much about them as the rest of us. Safe to say, their names aren’t actually John Crayfish, George Crayfish, Paul McCrayfish, and Ringo Starfish, as the insleeve of their 1974 LP, Meet the Residents, would have you believe. Yes, these fellows are known to enjoy deconstructing western pop culture, usually while sporting giant eyeball helmets. Will be interested to see how this one pans out.

The above clip is the b-side of Meet the Residents. Tour info below:

03-15 Mexico City, Mexico – Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
03-17 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
03-18 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
03-19 Vancouver, British Colombia – Rickshaw Theater
03-21 Edmonton, Alberta – Myer Horowitz Theater
03-22 Calgary, Alberta Uptown Theater -
03-24 Winnipeg, MN – West End Cultural Center
03-25 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
03-26 Chicago, IL – Museum of Contemporary Art
03-28 Toronto, Ontario – The Mod Club
03-29 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda
03-30 Boston, MA – Somerville Theater
03-31 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
04-01 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
04-04 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
04-05 New Orleans, LA –  Republic New Orleans
04-06 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04-09 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
04-15 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
04-16 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
05-14 London, England – Mute Festival

Richard Greenan

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