The Residents @ NYC's Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
Art rock weirdos The Residents have been celebrating their 40th anniversary as a collective this month. As part of that celebration, they've begun to offer an Ultimate Box Set for sale... for the low, low price of $100,000. Each set features over 100 products, including 40 LPs, 50 CDs, and much more. That grey area of "much more" includes a 28-cubic foot refrigerator(!), which all of those items are shipped inside of. Just in case you were starting to seriously consider this, they're willing to sell you the complete set minus the fridge for $99,000. Oh yeah, and there's also an additional "mystery box" on sale for $5,000,000.
In more financially reasonable news, The Residents will be going on a winter US tour. That tour begins in late-January and will reach Chicago for a two-night stand at Schubas and Lincoln Hall on February 15 & 16, respectively. Advance tickets for their Schubas and Lincoln Hall shows are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In related news, Hopscotch Cinema will be presenting "Sprocket Hole/Speaker Box: The Music-About-Film & Film-About-Music Show" at the Hideout on January 27. That show includes screenings of four 16mm short films from The Residents. If you've got $100,000 to blow: maybe keep a great deal of it in the bank and just attend all three Chicago shows.
All Residents tour dates and a bonkers infomercial for the Ultimate Box Set are below...
The Residents -- Ultimate Box Set Infomercial
The Residents -- 2013 Tour Dates
January 29, 2013 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
January 31, 2013 - Austin, TX - Scottish Rite Theater
February 1, 2013 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
February 2, 2013 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
February 3, 2013 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
February 5, 2013 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
February 6, 2013 - Carrboro, NC - Carrboro Arts Center
February 8, 2013 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
February 9, 2013 - New York, NY - Stage 48
February 10, 2013 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Synagogue
February 11, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café
February 12, 2013 - Boston, MA - Institute of Contemporary Art
February 15, 2013 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
February 16, 2013 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
February 17, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
February 18, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
February 21, 2013 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
February 22, 2013 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
February 24, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
February 25, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
February 26, 2013 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
February 28, 2013 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre