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Riot Fest Releases First Wave Of Bands, Including Morrissey And Death Cab

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 18, 2016 2:01PM

The Hold Steady will play Riot Fest. Photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy.

Riot Fest has done it again. We already knew they scored another reunion we thought would never happen: the original Misfits. But the full lineup is not to be believed. Both Morrissey and Ween top our list of other acts we never thought we'd see live again. Add to that Girls Against Boys (another act with local ties we thought we'd seen the last of) and The Hold Steady playing Boys and Girls in America and we're reeling.

And the undercard? Fu Manchu? Diarrhea Planet? Juliette Lewis & The Licks?! (If you've never seen Juliette front the Licks you are in for a true surprise). Death Grips will also be there (assuming they don't break up again before the show) along with The Anniversary (another reunion) and Bob Mould. Also? Refused! Again!

We could go on and on about the undercard, but suffice to say it's amazing. It's kind of funny that the lower acts on the bill could top most other fest lineups.

Oh yeah, we'll also get a reunion from Thursday, and Rob Zombie playing Astro-Creep: 2000.

The full first wave lineup is below:
The Original Misfits (Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein)
Death Cab For Cutie
Social Distortion
Rob Zombie
Brand New
The Specials
Fitz & The Tantrums
Jimmy Eat World

and.... Bad Religion, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Jake Bugg, The Hives, Death Grips, Chevy Metal, Bob Mould, The Hold Steady, Glassjaw, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Pepper, Tiger Army, Meat Puppets, GZA,The Wonder Years, Method Man & Redman, Dan Deacon, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K., Joey Bada$$, GWAR, Leftöver Crack, Billy Talent, The Anniversary, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Smoking Popes, Fucked Up, The Vandals, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Girls Against Boys, Fu Manchu, The Falcon, I The Mighty, The Toasters, Set Your Goals, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, FrnkIero and the Cellabration, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Citizen, Swingin' Utters, Big D & The Kids Table, Diarrhea Planet, Pouya, Touché Amoré, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under the Stairs, White Lung, Denzel Curry, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Turnover, Violent Soho, Dee-1, Bleached, Brick + Mortar, Night Riots, Plague Vendor, Off With Their Heads, Holy White Hounds, Laura Stevenson, Somos, Tancred, Microwave, Deal's Gone Bad, Death Spells, 3Teeth, Black Foxxes, The Wans, Creeper, The Walters, Jule Vera, Marina City, Worriers, Nots, Big Ups, All Dogs, The Dirty Nil, Eskimeuax, War On Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can't Swim, With Our Arms To The Sun, Donna Missal, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Tasha the Amazon, Blackbox, High Waisted, Partner, Sleepy Kitty, School of Rock

Riot Fest is in Douglas Park Sept. 16 to 18 and tickets are still available.