The Misfits will reunite with Glenn Danzig as lead singers at this year’s Riot Fest. Danzig, bassist Jerry Only and guitarist Doyle are all confirmed to participate in the reunion, billed as “The Original Misfits,” which will take place at both incarnations of Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago this fall. The trio last performed together on October 29th, 1983; the drummer for the shows has not yet been announced.
The reunion will first occur at Denver’s Riot Fest and Rodeo, set for September 2nd and 4th. Their second appearance will be Riot Fest and Carnival, which will take place in Chicago between September 16th and 18th. The fest’s full lineup will be revealed next week. This wont be the first time that Riot Fest has been the site of a long awaited reunion as The Replacements featuring Paul Westerberg reunited there in 2013. Check out the Misfits with Danzig live from 1983 in Boston….