Classic MISFITS lineup members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will reunite for first time since 1983 to headline this year’s Riot Fest.
The reunion, billed as “The Original Misfits,” will take place at the Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. The first show is scheduled for September 2-4 at Denver’s Riot Fest And Rodeo, while the second will happen at Riot Fest And Carnival, set for September 16-18 in Chicago.
MISFITS mainman Jerry Only said in December 2014 interview that he would consider reuniting the band’s original lineup on condition that Glenn Danzig left all “that dark, that real black stuff” “at home” and focused on being a “positive influence” to MISFITS‘ fans.
The original MISFITS band broke up in 1983, and bassist Jerry Only brought forth a new version of the MISFITS in 1995. Various members have come and gone, but Only, along with BLACK FLAG‘s Dez Cadena, has kept some form of the MISFITS in the recording studio and on the road for most of the last two decades.