Nine Inch Nails to Replace Foo Fighters at Boston Calling, Full Daily Lineups Revealed


Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, announces its full daily lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons Metallica alternative rockers The Strokes, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Nine Inch Nails. NIN is replacing Foo Fighters, the orginal headliner. These three powerful rock bands will lead a lineup of over 50 performers, including the largest collection of regional talent ever to take the stage at Boston Calling. The 2022 bill features an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, including Rüfüs Du Sol, Weezer, Haim, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, Earthgang, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more.

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Rage Against The Machine Announces Rebooked Dates for US Tour


Last month, Rage Against The Machine postponed dates of its reunion tour – the “Public Service Announcement” – their first tour in a decade – to this summer. Originally slated to begin in March 2020 before and rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. The first leg of dates for the west coast was postponed to 2023 and is now revealed. Run The Jewels will still provide direct support. All tickets for the dates will be honored. Fans who would like a refund have until March 15 to do so and should contact their point of purchase.

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Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Struts, Weezer and More to Headline Boston Calling 2022


Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, announces its full lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons Metallica alternative rockers The Strokes, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Foo Fighters. These three powerful rock bands will lead a lineup of over 50 performers, including the largest collection of regional talent ever to take the stage at Boston Calling. The 2022 bill features an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, including Rüfüs Du Sol, Weezer, Haim, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, Earthgang, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more. The entire lineup can be found below, listed by day. Rage Against the Machine was previously announced as a headliner, going back to 2020, but the band has pulled out as they reshuffled their spring touring plans.

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Rage Against The Machine Postpones Start of Reunion Tour Until July


Rage Against The Machine has announced they have postponed the kickoff of its much-anticipated “Public Service Announcement” to this summer. The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. Shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will be rescheduled at a later date. The band made a post to social media announcing the update:

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Riot Fest 2021: Live at Douglass Park


One of the titans of the North American summer Music Festival season is Riot Fest, and we were damn glad to see it come back strong in 2021. Especially after Lollapalooza did such bang up numbers coming back, and kept the safety methods strongto minimize the effects of the pandemic, you knew Riot Fest was going to go hard, and bring it big time. Even with the departures from the lineup of Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and others, it was as stacked a lineup as the fest has ever had. If you’ve ever been to Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Coachella or any other festival, you’ve witnessed the power of live music bringing people together. At Riot Fest 2021, we learned that even a global pandemic is no match for a community this passionate and devoted. What makes Riot Fest particularly special, though, is the integration of bands and artists from several generations, and the consequent mingling of their fans. Whether you’re twelve or sixty years old, there’s someone on the lineup for you.

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Riot Fest 2021 Adds Patti Smith, Alkaline Trio, The Flaming Lips and More


Riot Fest has made the final weekend additions to the 2021 event, kicking off September 19th, 2021, which will be the fest’s first-ever Thursday Preview Party. Patti Smith and Her Band and Alkaline Trio will join Thursday night, with additional sets from Joyce Manor (performing their self-titled 2011 debut), WDRL, and Kristeen Young. As for Sunday, The Flaming Lips will return to Riot Fest on Sunday, bringing the fest-favorites back to Douglass Park on September 19 to replace Pixies. Sunday attendees will also get into the Thursday Preview Party for free, with a host of freshly-announced perks included. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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Bonnaroo Festival 2021 Cancels Following Flooding and Heavy Rains from Hurricane Ida


Tough news for the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, as they have been forced to cancel this year’s event, citing flooding from heavy rains. Last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival had already lost some featured performers such as Lana Del Ray, Janelle Monáe, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, due to pandemic fears, but has set to host a lineup that still boasted Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Run The Jewels, Primus, Mastodon, Remiwolf, Tyler The Creator, Deadmaus Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats and many more. The festival, which was to celebrate 20 years this year, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and originally, they were not going to allow fans to roll their tickets over to a second year in 2022. Read a statement from the organizers about the cancelation and refunds here:

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Misfits to Perform All of “Walk Among Us” at Riot Fest 2022


“The Original Misfits” reunion of Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle has already announced they will perform at Aftershock Festival and now they will perform all of their classic Walk Among Us (Plan 9 Records) at Riot Fest 2022. Misfits will headline along with My Chemical Romance, already announced for 2022. tickets are on sale now for 2022 and this year’s Riot Fest features 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.

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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.

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GUEST POST: Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift -Top Albums of the Year 2020


Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Marcus Bryant of Spirit Adrift! Their excellent new album Enlightened in Eternity is out now!

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