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Slayer announces final Chicago show at Riot Fest 2019

Posted by on May 30, 2019

Slayer’s farewell tour continues to creep ever closer to its conclusion. On Wednesday (May 29), the band announced that they would be headlining this year’s Riot Fest, an appearance being billed as their final “Chicago and Milwaukee” show. The news comes with the announcement of Riot Fest’s official 2019 line-up. Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary, headliners […]

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2017’s Riot Fest unveils full schedule

Posted by on August 10, 2017

We already know this year’s Riot Fest will include a lot of metal along with Danzig performing 1992’s Danzig III: How the Gods Kill in its entirety. Today, the organizers of the event taking place from September 15th-17th in Chicago’s Douglas Park has unvieled the festival’s entire schedule. Tickets are still available and you can […]

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Danzig to perform ‘Danzig III: How the Gods Kill’ at this year’s Riot Fest

Posted by on June 22, 2017

Last year, the Misfits original lineup reunited at Riot Fest and this year, Danzig returns. The three-day festival will be held at Chicago’s Douglas Park on Sept 15th through 17th. This time around, the legend will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of 1992’s Danzig III: How the Gods Kill by performing the album in its […]

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First wave of Riot Fest bands include plenty of metal, Jawbreaker reunion

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The first wave of Riot Fest’s 2017 lineup has been announced. While the Festival is sitting out Denver this year, it will be returning to Douglas Park, Il from September 15-17. And while there will be a second wave of announced bands coming soon, the initial lineup includes quite a few more heavier bands than […]

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Watch Misfits reunite at Denver Riot Fest

Posted by on September 5, 2016

33 years in the making, last nights Riot Fest in Denver closed out with the historic reunion of Misfits with Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Wolfgang Doyle von Frankenstein, with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo hitting the skins. The 25-song set touched on the band’s entire original 1977-1983 catalog, with video showing the audience enthusiastically singing […]

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2016 Metal festival guide for North America, Part 2

Posted by on June 16, 2016

We continue with our rock and metal festival guide for North America to consolidate everything that’s going to happen within the next few months. Check out the first part of our guide to find more of these fests so you can plan which are the best options for you. 9.- Bay Area Death Fest – […]

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Rob Zombie, Deftones, Thursday, Refused and more joining Misfits at Riot Fest

Posted by on May 18, 2016

  Last week, Riot Fest left fans utterly shocked when they announced that the original Misfits lineup would perform at both the Chicago and Denver editions of the festivals. Now the festival has revealed the first wave of bands confirmed for its stacked lineup. The Chicago edition (taking place September 16 – 18) will host […]

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Danzig to reunite with Misfits for Riot Fest

Posted by on May 12, 2016

Next to Guns N’ Roses, the reunion almost every metal, punk, hardcore or any heavy rock fan never thought would happen is the original lineup of the Misfits. Well… turns out 2016 is bringing us BOTH reunions. Original Misfits members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, along with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, have announced […]

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Riot Fest sets 2016 dates

Posted by on November 24, 2015

Mark your calendars, Chicago and Denver. The 2016 Riot Fests will take place from September 2-4 in Denver and September 16-18 in Chicago. No word on Toronto dates or a lineup yet, but early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow (25) here.

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Anthrax, Faith No More, Motorhead playing Riotfest Chicago

Posted by on May 27, 2015

Since 2005, Riotfest has been a dependable Chicago music festival catering to punk and alternative. They’ve always thrown some metal in the mix as well, with last year being GWAR’s first post-GWAR-BQ performance without Dave Brockie. The festival, now relocated from Chicago’s Humboldt Park to Douglas Park from Sept. 11-13, has unveiled their first wave […]

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