So Chicago gets Morrissey. Denver gets Jane's Addiction. And we all
Following up on the news of the Misfits reunion
that will be taking place at this year’s Denver and Chicago Riot Fests
, event organizers this morning announced the first round of bookings for the multi-genre event.
Among the acts who’ll be playing both cities are Ween, Death Cab for Cutie,
the Meat Puppets
and the aforementioned Misfits
Other bands will be playing only one city. Like Denver, for instance, where fans can see Jane’s Addiction
performing Ritual De Lo Habitual
in its full glory, while the Chicago lineup boasts Social Distortion
doing a 20th anniversary rendition of White Light, White Heat, White Trash
and Tyler, the Creator
will all be playing Denver, while Chicago has a lock on Method Man & Redman, Rob Zombie
and The Specials
Meanwhile, Chicago’s Morrissey
devotees can swoon over the fact that their beloved idol will be headlining down that way. Up here, their Colorado counterparts can appreciate having one more excuse to feel miserable.
Denver’s Riot Fest will be held at the National Western Complex
Sept. 2-4. The Chicago version runs from Sept. 16-18 at Douglas Park
Look for plenty of details about both events at riotfest.org
Meanwhile, here is the full Denver lineup
The Original Misfits (Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein), Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Jane’s Addiction, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Fitz & The Tantrums, Descendents, NOFX, Underoath, Bad Religion, Thursday, Tyler, the Creator, Pepper, Jake Bugg, Motion City Soundtrack, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady, Yo La Tengo, Sleigh Bells, Chevy Metal, Vince Staples, Suicidal Tendencies, Flatbush Zombies, The Dandy Warhols, Hatebreed, Lagwagon, The Aquabats, Glassjaw, The Wonder Years, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Danny Brown, Against Me!, Meat Puppets, Leftöver Crack, Dan Deacon, Murder By Death, Rogue Wave, Converge, Billy Talent, Fucked Up, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & The Licks,Touché Amoré, Frnkiero andthe Cellabration, Pouya, White Lung, Plague Vendor, People Under the Stairs, Fat Nick and Don Krez, Violent Soho, Judith Hill, Tigers Jaw, Bleached, Diarrhea Planet, Planes Mistake For Stars, Dee-1, Kirk Knight, Somos, Turnover, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Bryce Vine, 3Teeth, Night Riots, Holy White Hounds, Jule Vera, Microwave, Death Spells, Diet Cig, Donna Missal, High Waisted, Culture Abuse … MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.