The Replacements Reunite For Riot Fest


The Replacements have not done a show since July 4, 1991. They are known (along with The Smiths) as one of those 1980s bands that influenced both the sound of alternative and indie rock to come, and the way lyricists put all of their emotions out there.

Unlike The Smiths, though, The Replacements are actively reuniting. They released an EP last year, Songs For Slim, and now have three shows on the radar: Riot Fest in Chicago, Toronto, and Denver. It is unknown who the full lineup of The Replacements will be; it will include lead members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, but it is unknown who will fill out the other roles. When the information is out there, we’ll inform you.

UTG will be doing extensive coverage of Riot Fest this year, as the AbsoluteVoices squad is sponsoring; we’ll be sure to let you know how it all floats over. More than that, hopefully this line of shows means more good things out of The Replacements camp. It seems the 2010s truly are the era of reunions.

Dan Bogosian

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you've ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we've cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?
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