Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack Booked for Riot Fest 2201

A plethora of bands will descend on Chicago for the return of Riot Fest! Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Circle Jerks, Coheed & Cambria, K.Flay, Meg Myers, Les Savy Fav, and many others to perform. My Chemical Romance has been announced as the first headliner for 2022 and tickets are on sale for both this year and next years’ fests at the link below. Riot Fest takes place every year at Douglass Park this fall (September 17–19) with a pair of announcements both for this year, and next year. In an unprecedented move, festival organizers are revealing the lineup for 2021, along with tickets for 2022. Three-day passes for both years are now on sale; 2021 single-day passes will go on sale next week, when more bands for 2021 will be announced.

Continue reading

Boston Calling Books Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run The Jewels, Andrew WK, Liam Gallagher and More

Boston Calling, which had already leaked Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers as being headliners previously, has also booked Jason Isabell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, NONAME, The Struts, Andrew WK, Run the Jewels, Banks, RJD2, Koffee, and Pink Steat$, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the 1975, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Dinosaur Jr and many more! Tickets are on sale now! Continue reading

Mastodon Cancels Tour With Dinosaur Jr.

Mastodon has announced that they are forced to cancel their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. Direct support was to come from Netherlands. The dates were canceled “due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family,” according to a statement released by the band. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. The tour was scheduled to begin this weekend in Edmonton, ON. No word yet if this affects their appearance at the upcoming Adult Swim Festival. Continue reading

Mastodon To Begin Writing New Album In Early 2019

In a new interview, Mastodon drummer and lead vocalist Brann Dailor revealed the band is already planning the follow-up to 2017’s Emperor Of Sand (Reprise) album. The band is already sketching out ideas while on tour, most recently with Primus and upcoming Canadian tour dates with Dinosaur Jr., and will reconvene officially early next year to begin in earnest. Continue reading

Mastodon Announces North American Tour With Dinosaur Junior

Mastodon is doing their first tour of Canada in some time and knocking off a notch on their touring bucket list by teaming up with alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. Direct support will come from rising underground metallers Netherlands. The tour will also take them to some markets in the US they have missed of late. Pre-sale tickets are on sale this morning at 10 AM local time with the full public sale going live this Friday, May 4th. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world.Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 Announces Full Schedule, Late Night Concerts

Riot Fest is coming next month in Chicago with headliners, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker. The festival has announced the full set times and stages for the event, as well as the late night concert series. All times and ticket link details can be found below.Continue reading

The 2017 Riot Fest Lineup Includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker And More

Riot Fest is returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this September, and the initial lineup is absolutely amazing. Continue reading

Primus Book Upcoming Canadian Shows

primus and chocolate factory 2015_wonka_tour_home

Primus has a string of upcoming Canadian dates for their Willy Wonka inspired Primus And The Chocolate Factory shows with Dinosaur Jr as support.

Jul 11: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Jul 12: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Jul 15: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Sep 11: Southern Alberta – Calgary, AB
Sep 12: North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
Sep 14: Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC

Slayer, Doomriders, Descendents, etc Performing On Converse Rubber Tracks Festival

slayer converse april 2015poster

Slayer and Doomriders will be participating at the first annual Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston on Wednesday, April 29th at the Sinclair in Boston, MA. This is part of a five day, multi genre Rubber Tracks Live Festival taking place. Sign up here to attend the event.

The schedule of events for each date includes:

Apr 27: The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, The Young Leaves
Apr 28: Passion Pit, Baths, Radclyffe Hall
Apr 29: Slayer, Doomriders
Apr 30: Chance The Rapper, Action Bronson
May 01: The Descendents, King Tuff, Bent Shapes

Converse on Facebook
Converse on Twitter
Converse on Instagram
Converse on YouTube