10 Riot Fest 2014's Bands Will Perform Their Classic Albums in Full

Weezer, Jane's Addiction and Slayer will deliver their classics in full.

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To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Riot Fest has tagged 10 bands to give full performances of classic albums, Consequence of Sound reports.

Among the participating bands: Weezer, Jane's Addiction, Descendents, the Get Up Kids, Slayer, the Offspring, NOFX, Samhain and Naked Raygun.

Riot Fest organizers have a 10th performance still to be announced. As they explain in a press release, "[we] have promised to unveil it in a separate announcement in the upcoming weeks, as well as additional 10th Anniversary surprises."

Riot Fest takes place at three separate locations this September: Toronto (Septermber 6-9), Chicago (September 12-14) and Denver (September 19-21). Other scheduled performers include the Cure, the National, Wu-Tang Clan, the Flaming Lips, Death Cab for the Cutie, Death From Above 1979 and Primus, among others.

Here're the classic albums, that will be performed in full on Riot Fest 2014:

Jane's Addiction - "Nothing's Shocking" (Chicago)
The Offspring - "Smash" (Chicago)
Weezer - "The Blue Album" (Chicago & Denver)
Slayer - "Reign in Blood" (Chicago & Denver)
Samhain - "Initium" (Chicago)
NOFX - "Punk in Drublic" (Chicago & Denver)
Descendents - "Milo Goes to College" (Chicago)Naked Raygun - "Throb Throb" (Chicago)The Get Up Kids - "Something to Write Home About" (Chicago)

42 comments sorted by best / new / date

    jimmydvn
    TBA are performing TBA? cant wait!
    ross van dam
    Metallica Performing St Anger
    TheLiberation
    I don't know how unpopular that is, but without the BOING BOING BOING snare and with some songs (especially the title track and Invisible Kid) shortened by the unnecessary identical repetitions, I'd actually enjoy St. Anger live in full. But then, better would be Death Magnetic live in full. Please.
    j-walk
    And directly after performing that they will play thier new album " St anger 2 " in full.
    Cazman
    The Offspring - "Smash" (Chicago) Holy shit.
    vppark2
    They're also doing this with the tour with Bad Religion, Pennywise, and The Vandals, aka punk tour of the year.
    ETID666
    cant wait to see it in Philly def one the best shows I'm looking forward to seeing this year
    turkeyjerky214
    I've been wanting to see Offspring do all of Smash live for like 20 years. One of my favorite albums of that era.
    AlbertCamus
    Green Day played Dookie all the way through at a few shows this last year, and that's awesome.
    Josh100_3
    I won't be attending since I live in Australia but this is one of the coolest ideas I've heard in regards to festivals. Really makes them special instead of "hey, here's a number of bands"
    Thrice Capades
    First off, TBA will be GWAR. Why else would they even be playing this show without their lead singer. Second, what the the hell happened last year? This lineup is honestly about 5 times better. I kinda want a refund, or at least free tickets to the 2014 lineup.
    bandman68
    Are you kidding?! Last year was awesome! You obviously didn't see Blink- 182 or Yellowcard!
    qrEE
    BTBAM did all of Colors live and filmed it, and they did all of Parallax 2 live and filmed a studio version with all the extra instruments being played by real people. At this point, the concept of a band like Slayer doing Reign in Blood live is a joke. It's only 30 minutes long so it's not really that impressive, and almost everyone agrees that the best songs off the album are Angel of Death, Postmortem, and Raining Blood, the ones they play live anyways. When Megadeth did Rust in Peace live, that's exciting because not only are they playing some of their most classic songs, but some neglected ones too like Five Magics, Rust in Peace, Poison was the Cure... and BTBAM's Colors album works great in it's entirety because it's one continuous piece of music and it's an hour long album, and Parallax 2 works in it's entirety because it's a concept album. But these albums, nah, pass.
    kingkerry
    MY FIRST CHOICE WAS DIABLOUS IN MUSICA BUT WHATEVER
    TheLiberation
    GTFO YOU'RE NOT THE REAL KERRY KING, WHERE IS MR. 01
    KINGKERRYKING
    im hte reel king fgt lol kingkerry is gay kil urself
    ETID666
    i would love to go to Chicago to see this but it was a 12 hour drive when i went to lollapalooza in 08 I don't think I can handle that again
    bandman68
    Milo goes to college is only 22 minutes and 10 seconds so thats not really saying much.