The Replacements Play First Show In 22 Years At Riot Fest [YouTube Videos & Soundcloud Audio]

Zumic Staff

by Zumic Staff

Published August 26, 2013

Legendary punk rock band The Replacements promised a reunion at this year's Riot Fest, and it has finally happened: The band played their first live show in 22 years last night in Toronto. Founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were accompanied by guitarist Dave Minehan and drummer Josh Freese in the Fort York grounds, where they played for a crowd of 10,000 eager fans. This is the first time the band has played together since a Fourth of July event in Chicago's Grant Park in 1991.

Despite the two decade absence, the Replacements haven't lost any of their energy or fun on stage antics. They played 23 songs spanning their career, and you can see videos of 5 of them in the playlist above. You can also listen to audio of the entire 75 minutes gig below, and check out download links on the Replacements - Live Archive Project Facebook page.

The band is set to play two more dates with Riot Fest next month: On September 15th they will play in Chicago, and September 21st they will be in Denver. You can still get tickets for the Chicago and Denver performances on the official Riot Fest website.

Check out last night's full setlist below:

01. Takin' a Ride
02. I'm in Trouble

03. Favorite Thing

04. Hangin' Downtown
05. Color Me Impressed

06. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out

07. Kiss Me on the Bus

08. Androgynous
09. Achin' to Be

10. I Will Dare

11. Love You 'Til Friday

12. Maybellene
13. Merry Go Round

14. Wake Up

15. Borstal Breakout
16. Little Mascara

17. Left of the Dial
18. Alex Chilton

19. Swingin' Party
20. Can't Hardly Wait

21. Bastards of Young
22. Everything Is Coming Up Roses
23. I.O.U.

Via Rolling Stone and Slicing Up Eyeballs

The Replacements
Alt Rock Post-punk
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