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The Residents celebrating 40th Anniversary with Ultimate Box Set and tour (dates)

by Bill Pearis


The Residents have been providing the world with nightmare material via their genuinely weird music for 40 years. The band, the identities of whom are somewhat shrouded in mystery, are celebrating their Ruby Anniversary with the Ultimate Box Set which contains every release the band (vinyl, CDs, DVDs) as well as one of their signature eyeball and tophat masks that they actually used at various points over the last four decades. It’s all housed in a refrigerator and can be yours for the low, low price of $100,000. If that is not special enough for you, there is also a “secret box” that sells for a cool $5 million. You can watch a seven-minute “infomercial” on the UBS below.

For something a little more affordable to the average Residents fan (as if there’s actually such a thing), the group are heading out on the Wonder of the Weird Tour which will pull from their myriad releases. The tour hits NYC on February 9 at Stage 48. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A list of all dates and the Residents’ Ultimate Box Set infomercial below…

THE ULTIMATE BOX SET INFOMERCIAL from The Cryptic Corp on Vimeo.

The Residents – 2013 Tour Dates
Tue 29-Jan Crescent Phoenix
Thu 31-Jan Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
Fri 1-Feb Dallas Kessler
Sat 2-Feb Dallas Kessler
Sun 3-Feb Houston Fitzgerald Upstairs
Tue 5-Feb Atlanta Variety
Wed 6-Feb Carrboro Carborro Arts Center
Fri 8-Feb North Hampton Iron Horse
Sat 9-Feb New York Stage 48
Sun 10-Feb DC Sixth & I Synagogue
Mon 11-Feb Philadelphia World Café
Tue 12-Feb Boston ICA
Fri 15-Feb Chicago Schubas
Sat 16-Feb Chicago Lincoln Hall
Sun 17-Feb Milwaukee Turner Hall
Mon 18-Feb Minneapolis Cedar
Thu 21-Feb Seattle Neptune
Fri 22-Feb Portland Hawthorne
Sun 24-Feb San Francisco Bimbo’s
Mon 25-Feb Los Angeles El Rey
Tue 26-Feb San Diego Belly Up
Thu 28-Feb Santa Cruz Rio

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