We recently mentioned that the touring mini punk festival Upstart Fest would be returning this year, and now it's officially been announced. It begins in NYC on September 22, a few weeks after the same people throw the Upstart Antisocial Campout in East Durham, NY. Full lineups for individual shows haven't been announced yet, but The Queers are headlining all dates, and other bands playing include Svetlanas, The Jukebox Romantics and more. Full list of bands HERE.

The first show is at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on 9/22, and the rest of that lineup is still TBA. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of veteran punk bands hitting Saint Vitus in September, Agent Orange will do that on 9/1 with Fea (who you may have seen with Babes In Toyland) and more TBA. Tickets are on sale.

Listen to some Agent Orange and some Queers:

The Queers -- 2016 Tour Dates (aka Upstart Fest)
Sep 22nd-Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY
Sep 23rd-Dingbats in Clifton, NJ
Sep 24th-Connies Ric Rac in Philadelphia, PA
Sep 25th-Songbyrd Record Cafe in Washington, DC
Sep 28th-Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT
Sep 29th-Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI
Sep 30th-Dover Brick House in Dover, NH
Oct 1st-The Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA
Oct 2nd-Cafe Nine in Portland, ME

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