News

The Replacements reunite at Riot Fest

The Replacements reunite at Riot Fest

Alternative rock band the Replacements are shown on stage during the International Rock Awards in New York, May 31, 1989. Lead singer Paul Westerberg is seen at center. Photo: Associated Press/Peter Morgan

Rockers The Replacements hit the stage at the Riot Fest in Toronto, Canada on Sunday for their first show in over 20 years.

Frontman Paul Westerberg joked about the time between gigs during the band’s headlining set, stating, “Sorry we took so long, we’ve been having a wardrobe debate – it was unresolved.”

Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson were joined onstage by drummer Josh Freese and Dave Minehan on guitar for their first concert since an Independence Day gig in Chicago, Illinois in 1991.

The duo and their new bandmates will return to that city for the next Riot Fest show on 15 September and they’ll also perform in Denver, Colorado on 21 September.

Westerberg and Stinson reunited last year to record the EP Songs for Slim in an effort to raise funds to help pay for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap’s medical fees after he suffered a massive stroke in 2012.

Latest Headlines

in Sports, Viral Videos

Middle school team runs ‘Ugly Kardashian’ trick play

17-overlay2

Lewis and Clark Middle School's football team gets tricky with a special play called the "Ugly Kardashian."

in Entertainment

Man’s ‘Harry Potter’ hoard is world’s largest

harrypotter

Think you're a "Harry Potter" superfan? This man lives in Hogwarts heaven and has the Guinness record to prove it.

in Viral Videos

Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre new lightbulb ad

13-overlay6

The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.

in Entertainment, Sports

Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

strahan

The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

in Entertainment

Amanda Bynes back behind bars

bynes2

The troubled former Nickelodeon star is in trouble for drugs again.