The Replacements Plan Reunion Tour

Rumours have been circulating that The Replacements could be set to reunite for next year's edition of the Coachella Festival.

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According to Idioteq.com, rumours have been circulating that The Replacements could be set to reunite for next year's edition of the Coachella Festival, which takes place next April in Indio, California.

According to a Facebook page created by fans, the reason the band, which broke up in 1991, should reunite for Coachella is because of the success of this year's performance, which featured the reunions of At The Drive-In and Refused.

The Replacements reportedly made at least three attempts to reunite; the first attempt came in 2002 when bassist Tommy Stinson planned to join singer Paul Westerberg's solo tour, but due to his commitments with Guns N' Roses, it didn't happen. Another near-reunion took place in 2006 when session drummer Josh Freese recorded two songs for the compilation album "Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?". The last attempt to reform the band came in April 2008 when Stinson said that he and Westerberg were in talks of getting back together, but no reunion has happened since.

The fans are making it clear that it doesn't have to be Josh Freese filling in for Chris Mars (who has been retired from the music business for more than 15 years) in any permanent capacity, and are instead suggesting possible guest drummers to be part of the reunion, including Grant Hart (Hsker D), Atom Willard (Rocket From The Crypt, The Offspring, Angels & Airwaves and Social Distortion), Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins), Barrett Martin (Mad Season, Screaming Trees and Barrett Martin Group) or "just any perfect drummer".

The fans also want The Replacements to do more shows, with a possible new album to follow, if their performance at Coachella happens, and said that it would be "one hell of a reunion".

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    tbone1138
    Shouldn't this article be called "Replacements Fans Plan Reunion Tour"? The headline sounded very definite. Stop teasing me, please.
    SuicidalFreak
    tbone1138 wrote: Shouldn't this article be called "Replacements Fans Plan Reunion Tour"? The headline sounded very definite. Stop teasing me, please.
    Or it should be called "Replacements Fans Want Reunion Tour". That sounds a bit better to me.
    plindqui
    All of these sites reporting this article are just copying and pasting the same rumors and information about this Facebook page. All of them (UG included) need to realize that just because a bunch of fans want a reunion you can't advertise it as the band planning a reunion. Honestly, based on what I know about the Replacements and the members of the group, a full-on reunion is really unlikely. I wouldn't be surprised if Stinson and Westerberg did a one-off performance or recording or something, but a big advertised reunion just does not seem to be something the Replacements would do
    plindqui
    And after doing a bit more looking into it, there are 3 sites including UG reporting this. The FB group has 4 members. The "articles" promoting a reunion actually just quote from the info page of the FB group. This is honestly just shitty "reporting." It's like if a college student cited to Wikipedia on their thesis
    stryder1017
    a few months ago I got the chance to talk to Paul's manager while trying to set up an interview. His manager said that "Paul is in a state of semi-retirement" and hasn't done a show in over 6 years. So I don't think this reunion will happen. Which is unfortunate because Westerberg is an amazing songwriter.