Weezer's "The Blue Album" to Be Played in Full at Riot Fest
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:58:50
In 2011, the Chicago-based Red Bull Riot Fest steps up the game to a new level: killer headliners abound, from Weezer and the Descendents to Social Distortion and X (playing their iconic Los Angeles album in its entirety). There is also a very special Danzig "Legacy" performance with Glenn Danzig reuniting for performances with Samhain member; an onstage reunion with Doyle from The Misfits; and a blistering Danzig set. Tickets are nearing sell out as fans from all over the world travel to Chicago for the festival, which as grown exponentially in the past seven years. A new addition to the bill is much loved locals the Smoking Popes, who'll play a free show Saturday night at Double Door!
Also, a radio-sponsored fan contest to decide which album Weezer should play in full was conducted, with The Blue Album defeating Pinkerton in the WXRT-sponsored voting. The album will be played in its entirety on Sunday, Oct, 9 at Congress Theater. Urge Overkill, Teenage Bottlerocket and White Mystery will play with Weezer at this landmark show for their fans.
The line-up for Red Bull Riot Fest is as follows: Danzig * Weezer * Social Distortion * Descendents * X (play "Los Angeles") * Smoking Popes* Youth of Today * Suicide Machines * ALL (Scott, Chad and Dave) * Helmet * Down by Law * The Business * Strike Anywhere * The Tossers * Macabre* Nachtmystium * The Flatliners * Flatfoot 56 * The Menzingers * Banner Pilot * The Pavers * Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band * Shot Baker * The Copyrights* Cheap Girls * Larry and His Flask * Chinese Telephones * The Crombies * The Holy Mess * Neutron Bombs * The Infected
The fest runs Oct. 5 through Oct. 9 in Chi town!
Are you going to Chicago to check out Red Bull Riot Fest?