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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Hunter Hayes live

    Fans were thrilled to have multi-genre singer Hunter Hayes return to the Rialto stage after many years on May 21. Hayes was a young boy then and he has returned as a man. The packed house demonstrates that his fan base is predominantly young women, but not exclusively. The ‘Closer To You’ tour is in...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see the John Butler Trio live

    The John Butler Trio (JBT) hit the stage at the Rialto Theatre on Dec. 13. This was not the first appearance for the band in Tucson. JBT has had many changes in personnel since their inception in 1998. John Butler has been the core member throughout the years. The band is on tour supporting their...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Todd Rundgren live

    Todd Rundgren mentioned in an interview recently that he is tired of doing a show of the ‘old songs.’ Rundgren’s present tour, “An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren,” was developed to get away from his standards. The tour made stops at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre and AXS was there to see just how...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to see Lake Street Dive live

    Lake Street Dive’s (LSD) current tour is going full throttle as it supports their third album, Free Yourself Up. The band made a stop at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre on Sept. 24. Fans packed the house for the third visit to the theatre. AXS was there and here are 5 reasons we know you'd want to see Lake...
  • Interview: Jake Shimabukuro talks tour and upcoming new album

    Interview: Jake Shimabukuro talks tour and upcoming new album

    Jake Shimabukuro became an international star after a YouTube video of his solo performance of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral. His fingerpicking style of ukulele playing has garnered him the worldwide reputation of being the best ukulele player alive today. Shimabukuro’s...
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    Photos: Christmas Snoop ‘Doggystyle’

    ‘Twas the eve of Christmas Eve at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre when the house was busting at the seams with peeps, pole dancers, rappers, singers and the man himself, Snoop Dogg. No one dared to take a nap for fear of missing the fabulous sight of Snoop Dogg as he came on stage. The show opened with Stix...
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    Photos: 2 Chainz surprises fans in a wheelchair at sold out show in Tucson

    There was an air of mystery surrounding the appearance of 2 Chainz at the Rialto Theatre on Aug.9. Tucson was the first stop for the rapper’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Too Tour. Part of the buzz emanated from an expected arrival of four tour semi trucks and an entourage of approximately 48 people...
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    Steve Earle proves the creative juices are still flowing with his new tour and album

    Steve Earle and The Dukes were channeling Waylon Jennings at the Rialto Theatre on Aug. 8. This tour is in support of his new album, So You Wannabe An Outlaw.  Earle tours extensively and he has made a stop in Tucson with each tour. The only exception was his participation in the Arizona SB 107...
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    Photos: Blackberry Smoke with The Cadillac Three play monumental southern rock in Tucson

    The Rialto Theatre brought two huge rising star bands in the southern rock and country genre to the stage: Blackberry Smoke and The Cadillac Three. If you have doubts about that statement, just ask the pumped-up fans at the show on July 21. Both bands have front men that know how to push the...

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