We’ve been bringing you incremental updates about the Riot Fests being held in Chicago, Toronto, and Denver. Today, the flagship festival in Chicago announced a bevy of new bands who will join the already stellar lineup that includes Slayer, The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, and Wu-Tang Clan.
The additional bands hitting the seven stages at Humboldt Park on September 12-14 are Primus, Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold Steady, Frank Iero, Only Crime, Lemuria, Pity Sex, From Indian Lakes, Lucki Eck$, Tiny Moving Parts, The Bots, The Picturebooks, and Survay Says.
The festival found, Mike Petryshyn, stated:
This is really about thanking our fans. The work put into the lineups this year and things like the essential albums plays is for them… as clichéd as it may sound, it’s the truth. We’d be nowhere without them and maybe the way we thank them is by giving them a fest where we can all sing along.
Tickets for all three fests are on sale now at www.ticketfly.com (http://www.ticketfly.com/) and lineups can be viewed at www.riotfest.org (http://www.ticketfly.com/).
We’ll keep you posted as soon as more Riot Fest news breaks.