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Dog Stab! is a performance tour by The Residents, promoting the group's 2020 studio album Metal, Meat & Bone, as well as featuring selected tracks from the group's classic albums Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen and The Third Reich 'n Roll in celebration of their upcoming 50th Anniversary.
First announced in November 2019 and intended to begin in April 2020 with dates in America and Canada. Following the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, these dates were postponed in March 2020, eventually being rescheduled to April and May 2021. As the pandemic continued to rage into 2021, these dates were again postponed.
The Dog Stab! tour was then expected to begin on August 19th 2021 with a show at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon; however, a week before the show it was announced that almost all dates on the North American leg of the tour would be cancelled.
The tour ultimately began with its first show at the Regent in Los Angeles on September 15th 2021. Two additional September dates in California are still going ahead as planned (as of September 16th 2021); the tour is then expected to continue in Europe leg in January and February 2022.
The Residents' Dog Stab! tour was first announced in November 2019, with dates in America and Canada beginning in April 2020. Originally, the tour was designed to promote the release of the group's studio album Metal, Meat & Bone, a cover album devoted to the songs of the obscure Louisiana blues singer Alvin "Dyin' Dog" Snow. This early version of the show would have also featured a small number of selected songs from the group's 1978 album Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen.
Beginning in late 2019, the COVID-19 coronavirus began to spread across the world at an alarming rate, being officially declared a global pandemic in March 2020. For this reason, the planned Dog Stab! tour dates were postponed until further notice, around a month before the tour was expected to begin.
At the same time of the delays, a January / February 2021 European tour was alluded to, however as the pandemic continued to spread across Europe by then, The Residents instead announced new American and Canadian dates across April and May 2021. As the pandemic continued to rage in America, these dates were again postponed to August and September 2021.
After the repeated postponements and delays, the start of the tour was eventually pushed so close to the group's 50th Anniversary in 2022 that it was decided the show would evolve in order to spotlight this as a theme. To this end, the show was split into halves dedicated to Metal, Meat & Bone and Duck Stab!, with an added encore featuring material from the 1976 album The Third Reich 'n Roll, designed to further emphasize the "50th Anniversary" aspect of the show.
With these changes to the set list, the show had changed so substantially from its original concept that, had it originally been conceived as such, it likely would not have been titled "Dog Stab!", but since a great deal of promotional material had already been created and released, it was decided to continue the tour using this title.
The Residents premiered the Duck Stab! portion of the show in June 2021, with the airing of the live-in-the-studio TV special Duck Stab Alive! on the streaming platform Night Flight Plus. Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation confirmed in September 2021 that the material featured in Duck Stab Alive! represented half of the Dog Stab! set list.
On August 11th 2021, fans who had purchased tickets to a number of shows on the tour's American leg were notified that the tour would be cancelled. Ticketholders to the Lincoln Hall show received an email notifying them of the cancellation and forthcoming refund of their ticket costs, which included a short message from The Residents explaining the cancellation:
"We have almost gotten used to cancelling or postponing tours these days, which doesn't make this any easier. But as the subject line suggests it is with great regret to inform you that we have to cancel the Residents tour. There are a number of reasons, but what really put the nail in the coffin is that we were not able to get one of the band members (who lives in the Netherlands) into the country in time due to NIE and visa protocol."
Shortly thereafter, a brief message was posted to the "Live and Preserved" section of the group's official website, confirming the cancellation of the North American tour:
"Yes, it's true. Upcoming North American shows are being cancelled. As cancellations are confirmed, they will be removed from this page. Many venues/ticket outlets are sending out email messages and automatically issuing refunds to ticket holders, but some may require you to initiate the refund process. Contact your local venue or your ticket seller if you have more questions.
As of now, the California dates at the end of the scheduled tour are still happening. Stay safe, everyone."
The Dog Stab! tour finally officially commenced with its debut performance at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles on September 15th 2021, and is expected to continue with two further shows at the Castro in San Francisco on the 17th, and at the Rio in Santa Cruz on the 18th. The show is then expected to continue in Europe in January 2022.
- I Know
- She Called Me Doggy
- The Dog’s Dream
- Cut To The Quick
- Dead Weight
- Bury My Bone
- River Runs Dry
- Cold As A Corpse
- Blood Stains
- Hungry Hound
- Die Die Die
- The Booker Tease
- Blue Rosebuds
- Lizard Lady
- Laughing Song
- Bach Is Dead
- Sinister Exaggerator
- Weight-Lifting Lulu
- Krafty Cheese
- Elvis & His Boss
- Birthday Boy
- Hello Skinny
- The Electrocutioner
- Swastikas on Parade
- Der Twist Begint
- Land of 1000 Dances
- Hey Little Girl
- Psychotic Reaction
- Hanky Panky
- Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
- Hitler Was A Vegetarian
- Ballad of the Green Berets
- It’s My Party
- The Letter
First leg (USA, September 2021)
- September 15th 2021 - The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, California
- September 17th 2021 - The Castro Theater, San Francisco, California
- September 18th 2021 - The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz, California
Second leg (Europe, Winter 2022)
- January 21st 2022 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- January 22nd 2022 - Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
- January 24th 2022 - Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
- January 25th 2022 - Flex, Wein, Austria
- January 26th 2022 - Palac Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
- January 27th 2022 - Stary Klasztor, Wroclaw, Poland
- January 28th 2022 - B 90, Gdansk, Poland
- January 30th 2022 - Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
- February 2nd 2022 - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
- February 3rd 2022 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
- February 4th 2022 - Bølgen, Larvik, Norway
- February 6th 2022 - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
- February 8th 2022 - Union Chapel, London, England
- February 9th 2022 - St Georges, Bristol, England
- February 10th 2022 - Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
- February 11th 2022 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
- February 12th 2022 - Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds, England
- February 14th 2022 - The Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
April 16th 2020 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon(rescheduled to April 29th 2021) April 17th 2020 - The Triple Door, Seattle, Washington(rescheduled to April 30th 2021) April 18th 2020 - The Imperial, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada(rescheduled to May 1st 2021) April 20th 2020 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah(rescheduled to May 3rd 2021) April 21st 2020 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado(rescheduled to May 4th 2021) April 23rd 2020 - The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota(rescheduled to May 6th 2021) April 24th 2020 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois(rescheduled to May 7th 2021) April 25th 2020 - The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan(rescheduled to May 8th 2021) April 27th 2020 - Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont(rescheduled to May 10th 2021) April 28th 2020 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, Massachusetts(rescheduled to May 11th 2021) April 30th 2020 - (le) poisson rouge, New York City, New York(rescheduled to September 2nd 2021) May 1st 2020 - The Foundry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(rescheduled to May 14th 2021) May 2nd 2020 - Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland(rescheduled to May 15th 2021) May 8th 2020 - The Kessler, Dallas, Texas(rescheduled to May 21st 2021) May 12th 2020 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona(rescheduled to May 25th 2021) May 13th 2020 - The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, California(rescheduled to May 26th 2021) May 14th 2020 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California(rescheduled to May 27th 2021) May 15th 2020 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California(rescheduled to May 28th 2021) May 16th 2020 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California(rescheduled to May 29th 2021)
April 29th 2021 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon(rescheduled to August 19th 2021) April 30th 2021 - The Triple Door, Seattle, Washington(rescheduled to August 19th 2021) May 1st 2021 - The Imperial, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada(rescheduled to August 20th 2021) May 3rd 2021 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah(rescheduled to August 23rd, 2021) May 4th 2021 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado(rescheduled to August 24th 2021) May 6th 2021 - The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota(rescheduled to August 26th 2021) May 7th 2021 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois(rescheduled to August 27th 2021) May 8th 2021 - The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan(rescheduled to August 28th 2021) May 10th 2021 - Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont(rescheduled to August 30th 2021) May 11th 2021 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, Massachusetts(rescheduled to August 31st, 2021) May 12th 2021 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona(rescheduled to September 14th 2021 at 191 Toole in Tucson) May 14th 2021 - The Foundry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(rescheduled to September 3rd, 2021) May 15th 2021 - Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland(rescheduled to September 4th 2021) May 16th 2021 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina(rescheduled to September 5th 2021) May 17th 2021 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia(rescheduled to September 6th 2021) May 20th 2021 - The Heights, Houston, Texas(rescheduled to September 10th 2021) May 21st 2021 - The Kessler, Dallas, Texas(rescheduled to September 9th 2021) May 22nd 2021 - The Parish, Austin, Texas(rescheduled to September 11th 2021) May 25th 2021 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona(rescheduled to May 12th 2021) May 26th 2021 - The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, California(rescheduled to September 15 2021) May 27th 2021 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California May 28th 2021 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California May 29th 2021 - The Chapel, San Francisco, California August 19th 2021 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Oregon August 20th 2021 - Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle, Washington August 21st 2021 - The Imperial, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada August 23rd 2021 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah August 24th 2021 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, Colorado August 26th 2021 - The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota August 27th 2021 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois August 28th 2021 - The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan August 30th 2021 - Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont August 31st 2021 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, Massachusetts September 2nd 2021 - (le) poisson rouge, New York City, New York September 3rd 2021 - The Foundry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 4th 2021 - Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland September 5th 2021 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina September 6th 2021 - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia September 9th 2021 - The Kessler, Dallas, Texas September 10th 2021 - The Heights, Houston, Texas September 11th 2021 - The Parish, Austin, Texas September 14th 2021 - 191 Toole, Tucson, Arizona
- Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen
- Dyin' Dog
- Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog
- Metal, Meat & Bone
- Duck Stab! Alive!
- God In Three Persons Live
- "The Residents @ Lincoln Hall CANCELLED" - email sent to ticketholders, August 11th 2021
- The Residents News Machine, March 13th 2020
- Homer Flynn Interview with KFAI (September 9th, 2021)
- Homer Flynn, "Homer Flynn (Spokesperson for The Residents) on WZRD Chicago 88.3FM" on Mixcloud, August 5th 2021
- Homer Flynn Interview with KFAI (September 9th, 2021)
- Live & Preserved, residents.com, August 11th 2021
|Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen|
Side A: Duck Stab!