The Jesus and Mary Chain to join The Stooges, Elvis Costello at Chicago’s Riot Fest

The Jesus and Mary Chain will join headliners Iggy and the Stooges and Elvis Costello at this September’s punk-heavy Riot Fest 2012 in Chicago, promoters announced this week, marking the latest U.S. date to be added to the slow-roll out of the Mary Chain’s still-evolving summer North American tour this summer.

As Consequence of Sound notes, the festival is set for Sept. 14-16 in Chicago’s Congress Theatre and Humboldt Park, and also features Rise Against, Descendants, The Offspring, GWAR, Built to Spill and Fishbone, among many others. Tickets already are on sale at $65 for two-day passes and $90 for three-day passes, although it’s not yet known which bands are playing which days.

The Mary Chain — who this weekend will play their first-ever concert in China — so far have announced four June concerts in California and Nevada, to be followed in August and September by a run of dates in Canada  and in the eastern U.S. In March, the brothers Reid played their first concerts in four years in Texas, including a performance at South By Southwest.

 

The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:

May 19: China Music Valley International Music Festival, Beijing, China
May 23: KITEC, Hong Kong
May 26: Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore
June 14: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
June 15: Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, USA
June 16: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 17: House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA
Aug. 2: Thursday at the Harbor, Buffalo, NY, USA *
Aug. 3: Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug. 4: Osheaga Music Festival, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C., USA
Sept. 9: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA *
Sept. 14-16: Riot Fest 2012, Humboldt Park and Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

* Announced on JAMC website, then removed

 

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