The 2021 Aftershock Pageant misplaced one in every of its large headliners when My Chemical Romance determined to place off any touring till 2022, however the Sacramento, California, occasion has rebounded with a killer substitute: the Unique Misfits. That’s proper, Glenn Danzig and firm will high the Saturday (October ninth) lineup, with Metallica headlining the Friday (October eighth) and Sunday (October tenth) payments.
After final 12 months’s version of Aftershock was postponed as a result of pandemic, promoter Danny Wimmer Presents introduced that scheduled 2020 headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance had dedicated to the 2021 occasion. The pageant additionally added a fourth evening, with Limp Bizkit headlining on Thursday (October seventh).
My Chemical Romance, in the meantime, had been set to embark on a extremely anticipated reunion tour in 2020, however have since postponed your entire trek to 2022. On Friday (Could seventh), Danny Wimmer introduced that the Unique Misfits — basic members Danzig, Jerry Solely, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, together with guitarist Acey Slade and drummer Dave Lombardo — would take MCR’s place.
The Unique Misfits, as they’re calling themselves, have solely performed 13 exhibits since reuniting in 2016, making every live performance an occasion. We caught their 2019 gig at Madison Sq. Backyard, and that exact present was completely phenomenal. The reunion, which got here after a rift that lasted greater than 30 years between Danzig and Solely, was one which longtime followers by no means thought would ever occur.
In a current interview with Rolling Stone, Danzig left the door open to extra Unique Misfits exhibits, whereas additionally decrying cancel tradition. The singer stated the punk explosion of the late ’70s by no means would have occurred amidst the “woke bullshit” that goes on right now.
Along with rocking out with the Unique Misfits, Danzig is getting ready to launch his newest film, Loss of life Rider within the Home of Vampires. The horror Western is ready to open in choose theaters someday in June.
Among the many different bands on the four-day Aftershock invoice are Rancid, Gojira, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Mastodon, Rise In opposition to, a reunited Mudvayne, and plenty of extra, with an up to date lineup poster beneath. The pageant is bought out, however tickets can be found through StubHub.