Legendary punk rock band Misfits is set to headline this year’s Aftershock festival, at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California
Aftershock Festival 2021 will be headlined by the Misfits on Saturday, October 9. The diverse 2021 lineup also includes Metallica (headlining Friday and Sunday nights) Dropkick Murphys and Anti-Flag, (who were both confirmed just a few hours ago) Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, Seether and many more.
My Chemical Romance cancelled its appearance at the Punk and Rock Festival after announcing that it was postponing its reunion tour until 2022.
Last month, Glenn Danzig told Rolling Stone magazine that the door was “open” to Misfits playing more shows. “If we do it, I would like to play some places we haven’t played yet, Texas or Florida or places like that,” he said. We haven’t done any shows in those states, and those states are fully open.”
The initial comeback performance by Misfits members Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for the first time since 1983 and were backed by former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Acey Slade.
Since then, the original lineup of the band has reunited for various dates, with the most recent one taking place in December 2019 at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The original Misfits band broke up in 1983, and Jerry Only brought forth a new version of the Misfits in 1995. Various members have come and gone, but Jerry along with Black Flag’s Dez Cadena, has kept some form of the Misfits recording and touring for most of the last 25 years.
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