Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, others to perform full albums at Riot Fest 2017

Chicago’s Riot Fest (September 15-17 at Douglas Park) has teamed up with local independent record store Championship Vinyl to bring you their Top 10 Riot Fest Albums series. Riot Fest has a long tradition of iconic bands performing full albums and this year is no exception. Highlights of today’s announcement of the first eight of ten artists playing full albums include Dinosaur Jr. playing 1987’s You’re Living All Over Me, Built To Spill taking the stage to rip through Keep It Like A Secret and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones giving their breakthrough album Let’s Face It the 20th anniversary treatment. Bayside, Mayday Parade, Fishbone, The Lawrence Arms, and that dog. will also be performing their most significant albums. Look for more full album plays to be announced when the festival unveils the next wave of artists next month.
The full list is as follows:

  1. Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me (1987-30th Anniversary)
  2.  The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Let’s Face It (1997-20th Anniversary)
  3. Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret (1999)
  4. Fishbone – Truth and Soul (1988-30th Anniversary)
  5. Bayside – The Walking Wounded (2007-10th Anniversary)
  6. Mayday Parade – A Lesson In Romantics (2007-10th Anniversary)
  7. The Lawrence Arms – Oh, Calcutta! (2006)
  8. that dog. — Retreat From The Sun (1997-20th Anniversary)
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This news comes on the heels of yesterday’s reveal of over 70 artists in Riot Fest’s First Wave lineup announcement, touting headlining performances by genre-breaking artist Nine Inch Nails, desert rock ruffians Queens of the Stone Age, and the exclusive reunion of seminal punk rock band Jawbreaker.
Other special inclusions on the lineup include 80s post-punk pioneers New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, the inimitable M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, a DJ set from Beastie Boys’ Mike D, an exclusive 40th Anniversary set by punk hardcore legends Bad Brains, and special appearances by Chicago brethren Ministry and Vic Mensa.
Riot Fest Three-Day Passes are on sale now, with General Admission and VIP options via Ticketfly.
RIOT FEST 2017 FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS: Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens of the Stone Age (Saturday), Jawbreaker (Sunday), New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr. (Performing You’re Living All Over Me), New Found Glory, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill (Performing Keep It Like A Secret), X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms (Performing Oh, Calcutta!), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Performing Let’s Face It), The Orwells, Bayside (Performing The Walking Wounded), Say Anything, Mayday Parade (Performing A Lesson In Romantics), Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone (Performing Truth and Soul), The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog. (Performing Retreat From The Sun), Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, Kitten Forever and featuring Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue, plus 25+ more artists to be announced!
In addition to the remaining 25+ bands that will be announced in May, Riot Fest will also once again feature a full-scale carnival with rides, games of chance, and of course, the Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue freak show, which will see a much extended footprint from prior years. And to satisfy the refined palates of Riot patrons, there will be over 40 unique and diverse food vendors from which to choose.
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