The Residents will perform at The Belmont, Austin on May 2, 2018.
Alternately seen as a rock band, an arts collective and a spirit, The Residents have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for over 40 years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video, with their early videos included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Their over four-decade career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored numerous films and TV series as well as several projects for MTV. In addition, the group is also thriving in the world of digital media having released ten DVDs, and two internet series.
Not content to rest upon their justly lauded laurels, the group has recently reformed as a classic four-piece combo that celebrated its debut at the prestigious Blue Note jazz club in Tokyo, performing six shows from March 21-23, 2017. Currently the group is in rehearsal for their In Between Dreams tour, performing in Europe in November 2017 and the U.S. in April 2018.
The Residents launch their first crowd-funding PledgeMusic campaign in September 2017, and will release two new albums in spring 2018.