Amnesia Rockfest lineup: Thrice reunion, Refused, Rancid, Pixies, Slayer, Melvins, Buzzcocks, Descendents & more
by Andrew Sacher
Quebec's Amnesia Rockfest goes down from June 18-21 in Montebello, QC and the lineup was just announced, including the back-in-action Refused, Pixies, Slayer, Melvins, Buzzcocks, Descendents, ALL, Tenacious D, Deftones, Bad Religion, Snoop Dogg, Propagandhi, Gogol Bordello, Bouncing Souls, Ministry, Down, The Exploited, GBH, Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Bolt Thrower, Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Snapcase, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), The Offspring (who toured Smash last year but will now play the less good Americana) and more. Full lineup here. Tickets are on sale now.
The lineup is also includes the first announced reunion date for Thrice, who went on hiatus about three years ago. It's arguable that they didn't go out on the best note, but those early records are pretty great -- 2002's The Illusion of Safety and 2003's The Artist in the Ambulance especially -- so it should be cool to hear that stuff live again. Revisit some old highlights below. They also recently reissued stuff on vinyl.
Assuming the reunion includes bassist Eddie Breckenridge, he'll be pulling triple duty this year. He's a current member of the reunited Knapsack (who have dates coming up), and he plays with former (?) blink-182 member Tom Delonge in his arena rock band Angels & Airwaves. blink-182 (without Tom) have a similarly-themed festival that they curated coming up, too.
And ahead of Amnesia Rockfest, Thrice singer Dustin Kensrue (who has a new solo album coming) will go on a tour with Manchester Orchestra singer Andy Hull, which hits NYC on April 30 at The Bell House. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/13) at noon.
All dates are listed below...
Thrice - "Deadbolt"
Thrice - "See You In The Shallows"
Thrice - "Under A Killing Moon"
Thrice - "Star at the Sun"
Dustin Kensrue / Andy Hull -- 2015 Tour Dates
04/21 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
04/22 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
04/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
04/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
04/26 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
04/29 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
04/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House