Pleased to Meet Me, Again: The Replacements to Return For Live Shows

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The Replacements' Songs For SlimThe Replacements haven’t played a live gig since 1991, but that’s about to change. The seminal Minneapolis punk and alt-rock band, which reunited earlier this year to record for a charity album, will play a series of live shows this summer. 

According to Pitchfork, the surviving Replacements, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, will reunite to play at Riot Fest shows in Chicago, Toronto and Denver. The Toronto show is August 24-25, the Chicago one Sept. 13-15 and Denver Sept. 21-22.

There’s been no word of a full-on tour for the group. It’s also unknown if they will play the shows in the inebriated state for which their live shows were notorious throughout the 1980s.

The band has not announced who will play with the group along with Westerberg and Stinton. Original guitarist Bob Stinson died in 1995, while drummer Chris Mars is retired from the music business. Slim Dunlap, another former guitarist for the band, suffered a stroke last year, and the “Songs For Slim” charity EP was recorded for his benefit.

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