The Replacements reunite (again, yeah) for first full-on tour since 1991

The Replacements reunite (again, yeah) for first full-on tour since 1991

According to HISTORY, “Rock n’ roll” band The Replacements officially called it quits after their illustrious final show in Chicago’s Grant Park on the fourth of July of 1991 because they were officially too cool for school. And after that moment, the world was forever changed. And the band never ever talked or put out recordings or made money or played live music together ever again. Ever.

Except for ONE GLORIOUS TIME in fall of 2013 when Paul Westerberg and whoever-the-hell-else-is-in-the-Replacements reunited for Riot Fest.

Wait. THREE GLORIOUS TIMES. They played three Riot Fests. Toronto, Chicago, and Denver. Okay. THREE TIMES. And that’s it.

…I mean, that’s IT… for 2013. Because in 2014, they kinda played a huge set at Coachella (… umm, and also Shaky Knees… and Forecastle… and Bumbershoot). But like, I think they made it pretty clear that they were THROUGH with one another (if not through with music forever) after that last show?

But just in case they didn’t make it clear, they DEFINITELY made it WAY-CRYSTAL when they played The Tonight Show.

Oh, but then I guess there was that big “homecoming” show at Midway Stadium in St. Paul this past September 13, for 14,000 fans… but that doesn’t really count since it was in their hometown, does it? Or, fuck, am I getting that show confused with the one they played a week later for 12,000 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY???

Okay, you know what? Never mind. Fuck it. Just send the damn band out on a goddamn CLUB TOUR, already. We all KNOW it’s happenin’! Call it the “Back By Unpopular Demand” tour or some crass shit like that for all I care. Let’s just get it over with. Bring on the classic music video and some parade of numbers and cities. I’m done. FOR REAL.

The Replacements “Back by Unpopular Demand” tour 2015:

04.09.15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
04.10.15 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04.13.15 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
04.16.15 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
04.19.15 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
04.29.15 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
04.30.15 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
05.02.15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
05.03.15 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
05.05.15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
05.06.15 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
05.08.15 - Washington, DC - Echostage
05.09.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
05.28.15 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
05.30.15 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
06.02.15 - London, UK - Roundhouse

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[Photo: Steven Cohen]

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