The Replacements WILL REUNITE live at Riot Fest
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On Wednesday, organizers of Riot Fest, a weekend festival happening September 13-15 in Chicago, revealed that the 13 question marks on their poster just below Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 stand for the Replacements. Additionally, the band is one of the headliners at the Riot Fests being staged in Toronto (August 24-25) and Denver (September 21-22).
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Earlier today, the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider wrote that a cryptic tweet posted (and later deleted) this afternoon stoked this rumor. It read: "holy. shit. We're getting the band back together. #riotfest"
He added that Replacements manager Ben Perlstein also reps the Smoking Popes, who are also on the impressive Riot Fest bill. Westerberg and Stinson's schedules are open in September,
The Replacements' new website has this graphic on it.
And, there is now a very official Replacements Twitter account:
Here we go... pitchfork.com/news/50789-the...-- The Replacements (@TheReplacements) June 13, 2013
As it was before the announcement, the acts taking part include Guided by Voices, Blondie, (Black) Flag, Dinosaur Jr., Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, and a hell of a lot of other bands making it more than worth a drive down to the Windy City for a $149 weekend. Atmosphere, Bob Mould, and Dessa provide some Minnesota-connected flavor for the event, as well.
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Here you go Riot Festonians, we are honored, excited and all together amazed to announce that THE REPLACEMENTS are headlining RIOT FEST Chicago, Denver and Toronto. Seriously guys, THE REPLACEMENTS. I'm going to do a shot, cry a little, and get ready for a ridiculous summer.According to Pitchfork, "This lineup of the Replacements will definitely include Westerberg and Stinson. The rest of the band's lineup will be announced at a later date."