Chicago Riot Fest Adds Pixies, Joan Jett, Andrew W.K. & More

Already boasting musical heavyweights Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Public Enemy and recently reunited alt-rock legends the Replacements, Chicago’s Riot Fest (scheduled for September 13-15) has announced a slew of additions to the line-up, including the Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Andrew W.K.

The line-up additions come as a handful of previously announced performers bow out of the festival, such as Bad Brains, Attack Attack! and most notably Motörhead, who’ve cancelled all 2013 tour dates while frontman Lemmy Kilmister deals with health issues. See the complete Riot Fest Chicago line-up.

Pixies will perform the show with Kim Shattuck of the Muffs handling bass duties, as founding member Kim Deal officially quit the band earlier this year. Undaunted, the Pixies released a new song, “Bagboy,” their first new material since one-off 2004 single, “Bam Thwok.


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