My Chemical Romance, Misfits, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Riot Fest. The event will take place at Douglass Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-18 and it will feature the following:

September 16: My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio, Portugal. The Man, Bleachers, Placebo, Descendents, Rocket From The Crypt, The Wonder Years, Jeff Rosenstock, Anberlin, Less Than Jake, Lagwagon, Lucky Boys Confusion, Hot Mulligan, Foxy Shazam, Boston Manor, Sincere Engineer, Pale Waves, Cloud Nothings, LD Dunes, Carolesdaughter, Destroy Boys, Aviva, Bob Vylan, Holy Fawn, Algiers, Wargasm (UK), Cliffdiver, and Sitting On Stacy.

September 17: Misfits (performing “Walk Among Us“), Yellowcard, Bauhaus, Sunny Day Real Estate, Bad Religion, Yungblud, The Story So Far, The Front Bottoms, The Menzingers, Alexisonfire, Movements, Jxdn, The Get Up Kids, GWAR, 7 Seconds, Madball, Fear, Bully, The Joy Formidable, Together Pangea, Poorstacy, Mannequin Pussy, War On Women, Charlotte Sands, Jake Hill, Bridge City Sinners, Thick, Skating Polly, No Trigger, and Surfbort.

September 18: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ice Cube, Sleater-Kinney, Jimmy Eat World, The Academy Is…, Action Bronson, Lunachicks, The Maine, Midtown, Pvris, Jawbox, Alice Glass, The Linda Lindas, Mom Jeans, Real Friends, The Juliana Theory, Josh A, Renforshort, Joey Valence & Brae, Weathers, Kid Sister, Save Face, The Bombpops, Treaty Of Paris, Concrete Castles, Chastity, Moon Kissed, and Night Spice.

Badflower Announce Spring North American Tour

Badflower have announced a spring North American tour. ’68 and Brkn Love will open on the U.S. dates, while Chastity will open on the Canadian dates.

Tour Dates:

04/06 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place (no Brkn Love)
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (no Brkn Love)
04/08 Lititz, PA – Mickey’s Black Box (no Brkn Love)
04/09 Albany, NY – Empire Live
04/10 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
04/12 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
04/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
04/14 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/15 Columbia, SC – The Senate
04/16 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
04/17 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
04/19 Gainesville, FL – High Dive
04/21 Cedar Park, TX – Haute Spot
04/22 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge And Music Hall
04/23 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
04/25 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room Lounge
04/26 West Peoria, IL – Crusens
04/27 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04/29 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
04/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
05/01 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/04 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
05/05 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
05/07 Oshawa, ON – Stage 44
05/08 London, ON – London Music Hall
05/12 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
05/13 Saskatoon, SK – The Roxy
05/15 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
05/16 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar
05/18 Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver

Alexisonfire Premiere “Familiar Drugs” Music Video, Reveal Supporting Acts For Upcoming Shows

Alexisonfire have premiered a new video for their song “Familiar Drugs,” via Heavy Consequence. You can check that out below:

Guitarist Wade MacNeil commented:

“Everything came together really fast. [Director] Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of four people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day. We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the ’70s and ’80s. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.”

Maxxis added:

“I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck — regardless of what it is. She doesn’t give a shit about this band or their music — maybe she even thinks it’s stupid. There’s no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. a nice metaphor for life i think.”

In other news, the group have also revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming shows:

06/01 London, UK – Alexandra Palace (with Chastity and Child’s Pose)
06/07 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Angel Du$t)
06/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Drug Church)
06/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with Drug Church)
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with The Dirty Nil)
06/15 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with Glassjaw & The Dirty Nil)
06/16 Toronto, ON – Budwesier Stage (with Quicksand and Moneen)
07/12 Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest

Frontman George Pettit had the following to say about the openers:

“Angel Du$t – Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as, “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.

Chastity – The best thing to come out of the Durham region since…since…..hmmmm…

Child’s Pose– Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.

Drug Church – Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.

Glassjaw: AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple years but we are returning the favour.

Moneen: Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy…which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.

Quicksand: Heros of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post hardcore legends in the flesh.

The Dirty Nil – Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher…bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.”