Festival organizers have added the punk legends to next year’s edition that will already feature the reunion of My Chemical Romance.
The folks over at Riot Fest have been grabbing headlines with some major festival fireworks in the last week. Just days ago, the Chicago alternative music destination revealed their 2021 edition with a plethora of artists, including a headlining set from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.
The festival’s ability to pivot has been nothing less than stellar as the 2020 dates we obviously canned due to Covid. That forced Riot Fest to push their headlining reunion of My Chemical Romance to 2021 in hopes that the festival would rebound quickly post Covid.
Festival organizers were then hit with yet another sucker punch as My Chemical Romance decided to postpone their reunion tour to 2022, leaving 2021 wide open at the very top of the billing.
With the announcement of Nine Inch Nails helming the headlining responsibilities for this year’s edition, that meant that My Chemical Romance would anchor next year’s gathering. Now, it would seem that festival organizers are looking to make up for lost time by piecing together back-to-back line ups for this and next year that boast plenty to be stoked on.
Adding to the excitement of My Chem in 2022, Riot Fest has announced that The Original Misfits will be performing their seminal, ‘Walk Among Us’ LP in its entirety for next year’s congregation. The classic line up of Glenn Danzig, Doyle, and Jerry Only will be joined by Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Acey Slade to perform one of punk music’s most important records from front to back in what promises to be a historic appearance. This follows the band’s most recent announcement to join the Aftershock festival later this fall along with Metallica, Mudvayne, Gojira, Rise Against, Volbeat, and so many more.
The announcement of The Original Misfits at Riot Fest will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1982 LP and will provide the ultimate platform to revisit the punk essential on a global festival stage. Riot Fest 2022 is set for September 16th-18th 2022. The 2021 edition kicks of September 16th through the 19th at Douglas Park. Tickets for for both events are currently available – HERE.