Posted in music | tour dates on May 15, 2014

this is one of 10 albums being performed in full at Riot Fest
Weezer

The killer lineups for Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests were announced this week, and as if having tons of classic bands wasn't enough, the festival has now announced then ten of those bands will perform one of their classic albums in full. It's in celebration of the festival's 10th anniversary (they're calling it "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.") and includes Jane's Addiction playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, The Offspring playing their 20-year old Smash (which they're also doing on tour this year), Weezer playing The Blue Album (which also turned 20 this year), NOFX is doing Punk In Drublic (turning 20 in July), Slayer will play their thrash masterpiece Reign In Blood, Danzig's post-Misfits band Samhain are playing their debut, Initium, Descendents play their highly influential debut Milo Goes to College, Naked Raygun play their debut Throb Throb, and The Get Up Kids will play emo/pop punk classic Something To Write Home About, plus one more TBA. Nicely done, Riot Fest.

All ten of the albums will be played at Chicago's Riot Fest, and Weezer, Slayer and NOFX will do it again in Denver. You can still get tickets to Chicago and Denver.

"10 Years. 10 Essential Albums." flyer below...

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Riot Fest

Riot Fest - "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums."
Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking (Chicago)
The Offspring: Smash (Chicago)
Weezer: "The Blue Album" (Chicago & Denver)
Slayer: Reign in Blood (Chicago & Denver)
Samhain: Initium (Chicago)
NOFX: Punk In Drublic (Chicago & Denver)
Descendents: Milo Goes To College (Chicago)
Naked Raygun: Throb Throb (Chicago)
The Get Up Kids: Something To Write Home About (Chicago)

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Comments (34)

The Cure Wish??

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:03 PM

if TGUK were doing four minute mile I would be there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:03 PM

Surf Combat!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:11 PM

miley- bangerz?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:12 PM

I gotta find a way to get to Chicago for this!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:22 PM

It's Candlebox doing Candlebox.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:22 PM

12:22, maybe an airplane? You could drive, but it'd take longer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:27 PM

modest mouse - lonesome crowded west

death cab for cutie - we have the facts and we're voting yes

Death Cab is playing the Toronto fest, if they chose them it would probably be Transatlanticism though (which I think turns 10 this year)

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:31 PM

Morrissey - Vauxhall and I - released 1994

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:36 PM

Call me crazy, but Independent Worm Saloon is 20-ish...

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:41 PM

Too bad many of those bands are not playing Byers, I mean Denver.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:50 PM

Obviously the mystery bands are bands that are playing in the area soon and are contractually obligated to not announce another other dates.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:52 PM

Ha ha Decendants album is 22 minutes..big of them to play it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:52 PM

It's Beck playing "Mellow Gold"- his last great album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 12:54 PM

DIIV - Oshin

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 1:05 PM

Afghan Whigs Black Love???

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 1:09 PM

Tori Amos doing Under the Pink

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 1:12 PM

it will be gaslight anthem playing the 59 sound!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 1:36 PM

Paw doing Dragline

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 1:37 PM

Grimes performing entire catalog

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:28 PM

Riot Fest just gave the middle finger to every other festival in 2014. Your move, Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:32 PM

CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:39 PM

Truthbomb. This playing a full album shit is only for people who hate music. Might as well be screaming "play the hits I dont buy your new records."

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:40 PM

It will be Eminem performing...hmm...I couldn't tell you the name of a single one of his albums if you held a gun to my head...yeah that one.

Posted by Todd | May 15, 2014 2:44 PM

for the mystery performer, they should have given out a number or two for the time so all the geeks would spend hours figuring out what album's length ends in 2 or 23

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:47 PM

HOLOGRAM CLASH!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:58 PM

Archers of Loaf- Icky Mettle

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 2:58 PM

It's Jawbreaker playing 24 hour Revenge Therapy or Primus playing Sailing the Seas...

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 3:46 PM

Larchers of Oaf - Mickey Ettle

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 5:56 PM

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen would be my call. Be nice if they got Marcy Mays, if that's the record of choice.

Also, Transatlanticism is 11 this year but that would be cool if they played that in its entirety.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 3:39 PM

Enough with these whole album shows already.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2014 12:39 PM

More whole album shows please!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2014 1:14 PM

the cure disintegration

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2014 10:19 PM

Dead Kennedys "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2014 7:53 PM

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