The Replacements Reunion Announced for All Three 2013 Riot Fest Events
Fans are already flocking to Chicago for the 2013 Riot Fest. Now they can also make travel arrangements for Toronto and Denver as well, as organizers have unveiled a majority of the lineup for two other Riot Fest locations this year. The big reveal in the latest lineup talk is that the Replacements are reuniting to headline each Riot Fest performance. These will be the band’s first shows since 1991. They’ll join Blink-182 as headliners at two of the events, while A Day to Remember will co-headline the third.
In Denver, the Replacements will join Blink-182, Iggy and the Stooges, Rancid, AFI and Brand New as the top-line acts for the Sept. 21 and 22 weekend. Also on the bill at May Farms in the Denver area are AWOLNATION, FLAG, Rocket From the Crypt, Bad Religion, Dismemberment Plan, Alkaline Trio, Against Me!, Naked Raygun, the Stranglers and Chuck Ragan. The Denver event also has an eclectic bill that features Public Enemy, Airborne Toxic Event, Guided by Voices, Matt & Kim, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Stars, Capital Cities, Breathe Carolina, The Dear Hunter, Lydia and more.
In Toronto, Riot Fest will take place at Fort York on Aug. 24 and 25. A Day to Remember will headline the first day, while the Replacements lead the second day. Other performers for the weekend include Pierce the Veil, Iggy and the Stooges, Every Time I Die, The Weakerthans, Mayday Parade, Rocket From the Crypt, Grade, Dinosaur Jr., the Ghost Inside, Best Coast, Structures, the Flatliners, Real Friends and Single Mothers.
The Chicago lineup was revealed last month and it can now be confirmed that the Replacements will join Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Violent Femmes, Motorhead and Rancid as the top acts on the bill. AFI, Sublime With Rome, Blondie, Brand New, FLAG, Rocket From the Crypt, Bad Religion, Pierce the Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Pennywise, Against Me!, GWAR and many more are also taking part. The Chicago Riot Fest runs Sept. 13-15 at Humboldt Park.