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The Replacements Reunite for Three Riot Fest Shows

Rockers will headline festivals in Toronto, Chicago and Denver

June 13, 2013 8:40 AM ET
Paul Westerberg of The Replacements performs in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Paul Westerberg of The Replacements performs in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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The Replacements will reunite this summer after a decades-long absence from the stage to headline Riot Fest 2013 in Toronto, Chicago and Denver. 

Although the influential Minneapolis punk rockers haven't performed together in concert since 1991, singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson last year recorded Songs for Slim, a covers EP to help raise money for former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012. The connection in the studio inspired the rockers to return to the stage.

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"After two or three hours, my voice was shot, but we were rocking like murder for a while," Westerberg told Rolling Stone last fall.

Technically, the Replacements never broke up: Stinson has said that the band walked off the stage at the end of their last show, a now near-mythical performance in Grant Park in Chicago in 1991, and simply hadn't returned yet.

Drummer Chris Mars won't be part of the reconvened band, but Westerberg and Stinson will join Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, Rocket From the Crypt and others on the bill August 24th-25th in Toronto. The Replacements head a lineup that also features Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, the Violent Femmes, Motörhead, Rancid, Blondie and Public Enemy September 13th-15th in Chicago. They'll top a bill including Blink-182, Iggy and the Stooges, Rancid, Public Enemy, Guided By Voices, Flag and the Dismemberment Plan September 21st-22nd in Denver. For the full lineups and ticket information, visit the Riot Fest website

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