PIXIES, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES,
ANDREW W.K., T.S.O.L. AND MORE ANNOUNCED
RIOT FEST 2013 SEPTEMBER 13-15 in CHICAGO
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Riot Fest 2013 just got more awesome, with Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K. and T.S.O.L. joining the action-packed three day weekend in Chicago, with the Replacements, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Rancid, Blondie, Public Enemy, Rocket From The Crypt, The Dismemberment Plan and a slew of other killer bands. Further additions to Riot Fest Chicago include Hatebreed, Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Nativ, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry.
Regrettably, several bands had to cancel their performances due to unforeseen circumstances, including Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack! Motörhead has postponed their 2013 touring till 2014, so look for them back and rocking Chicago then.
Look for the daily schedules for all Riot Fests to be announced and single-day tickets to go on sale Wednesday, July 24.
Armed with "Bagboy," the band's first new song in nine years, the Pixies are back to rock Riot Fest. Riot Fest is the first North American date that the band has announced as part of their extensive global tour. It will give them an opportunity to do something they haven't been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991's Trompe le Monde.
For this tour, the Pixies - Black Francis - guitar/vocals, Joey Santiago - guitars/backing vocals, and David Lovering - drums/backing vocals - will be joined by bassist Kim Shattuck. Shattuck played bass for the all-girl L.A. garage rock band The Pandoras, and then was the guitarist for the pop punk band The Muffs. The four have been holed up in an L.A. rehearsal space getting ready to offer the most wide-ranging concert set-lists of Pixies music in the band's career.
"Along with everyone's favorites, we'll be playing songs that we haven't played in ages or never played live before," said Black Francis. "Songs like 'Brick is Red,' 'Havalina,' 'Tony's Theme.' and 'Sad Punk.' We've probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we'll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it.”
On a mission to create a punk rock state fair, this amazing 3-day festival takes place in historic Humboldt Park in Chicago, where a Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, fire eaters, Lucha Libre and other attractions nestle in a gorgeous setting. Lagoons, shade trees and lovely fields yield to a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.
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