Thursday, June 30, 2011

Riot Fest With Danzig "Legacy" Reunion-Got Your Passes Yet?



*Send ChiIL Mama photos of your littles in gear from any of the 2011 Riot Fest Bands and we'll add 'em to our Scene Gallery, along with parents seen out introducing their kids to Chicago's great music scene.*

photo credit:   Riot Fest Face Book


Uncle Riot Mike's got a new little Misfit in the family 

"If we can walk together why can't we rock together..."    "This is your parents' hard core." 7 Seconds





Riot Fest shows at The Congress are generally all ages, but kid admission policies vary by venue.    We'll try to keep you up to date on whether shows are 21+, 17+, or all ages, as we get closer to the dates.   If you wanna bring your punk kin, double check the show before you go.

Glenn DANZIG “Legacy” Performance featuring Danzig, and rare onstage reunion with Samhain Members & Doyle Von Frankenstein of The Misfits at Riot Fest 2011
Friday, October 7th at Congress Theater

Since 2005, Riot Fest has presented some of the best bands from every genre under the umbrella of rock punk and metal, with epic reunions being a hallmark of the festival. After announcing headliners Weezer, Descendents, Social Distortion and X on June 20 for the Chicago edition, Riot Fest is beyond excited to announce its final headliner. On Friday, October 7, a very special Danzig “Legacy” performance with Glenn Danzig reuniting for Performances with Samhain Members, an onstage Reunion with Doyle from The Misfits as well as a blistering Danzig set will take place at Congress Theater during Riot Fest 2011 (Chicago).

“Everyone in music has a band or a musician that changed them. For me, it is Glenn Danzig.  I am in music because of Danzig, Samhain and The Misfits.  I remember being a 10-year-old when my friend handed me Danzig, and it blew me away.  It was different…it was the first album for me, now looking back, where form matched content. Soon after, I found this entire wealth of music he wrote before 1988 and I became an even bigger fan. Musically, it opened my world to punk, metal and hardcore,” said Michael Petryshyn, founder of Riot Fest.  “To have Glenn perform his solo works, to go on stage with Samhain for a set and, lastly, to play Misfits songs with Doyle will always be the one show I remember.”
 
Thus far, Riot Fest has announced: Weezer * Social Distortion *Danzig * Samhain * Misfits set (Doyle and Danzig) *Descendents * X (play "Los Angeles") * Youth of Today * Suicide Machines * ALL (Scott, Chad and Dave) * Helmet * D Generation * Down By Law * 7Seconds * Leftover Crack * 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 * Chines Telephones * The Crombies * The Holy Mess * Van Buren Boys * Neutron Bombs * The Infected  AND MANY MORE WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK...

Multiple-day passes and individual tickets go on sale Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Visit www.ticketfly.com to purchase tickets for Congress Theater, Bottom Lounge, Double Door, Cobra Lounge and the AAA Warehouse will hold Riot Fest shows – a shuttle bus will take fans from venue to venue and a variety of ticket options are available.

Red Bull Riot Fest Chicago October 5-9th
Congress Theater
Bottom Lounge
Double Door
Cobra Lounge
AAA Warehouse
& more

Danzig * Samhain * Misfits set (Doyle and Danzig) * Weezer * Social Distortion * Descendents * X (play "Los Angeles") * Youth of Today * Suicide Machines * ALL (Scott, Chad and Dave) * Helmet * D Generation * Down By Law * The Business * Strike Anywhere * The Tossers * Mabacre* 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 * Van Buren Boys * Neutron Bombs * The Infected…. AND MANY MORE WILL BE ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK...

Early Bird Festival Passes - $99 (sold out)
Festival Pass - $145
(Includes access to all Riot Fest 2011 shows October 5-9, grants access to exclusive secret shows beginning in Summer 2011)
Congress Pass - $135
(Includes access into the October 6-9th Congress Theater shows)


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