The Replacements — as they’re wont to do — have been teasing something on social media over the past couple days, tweeting a photo of tape reels on Wednesday and, on Thursday, an image of Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson with the date “7/23/19.” Check out the full tracklist right here.
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Two years after their reunion fizzled out, The Replacements’ sporadically used Twitter and Facebook accounts recently began teasing… well, something… by sharing photos of the band performing in 1986 — the most recent of which bore the caption “Coming soon.” What’s it all mean?
The Psychedelic Furs will follow up their spring and summer North American dates with Robyn Hitchcock — and concerts in Mexico, South America, Europe and the U.K. — with a just-announced run of 20 dates this fall in the U.S. and Canada. See those new tour dates, and more, here.
We’re thrilled today to debut a new partnership with the “Rockin’ the Suburbs” podcast that will bring exclusive, uncut versions of their interviews with musicians of the ’80s college rock era to Slicing Up Eyeballs. And who better to inaugurate the whole thing than Tommy Stinson of The Replacements.
With the Replacements’ reunion having run its course, Tommy Stinson turned his attention to reviving his old band Bash & Pop, delivering a very belated sophomore record, Anything Could Happen, in January — nearly 25 years after its predecessor, Friday Night is Killing Me.
Finally, a real tour: The Replacements — having performed festival dates and a handful of one-offs since reuniting in 2013 — today announced a 13-date U.S. tour this spring that will find the band performing at theater-sized venues across the country. The U.S. dates will precede the band’s trip to Europe.
Perhaps fittingly, The Replacements capped off last night’s triumphant hometown gig — their first in 23 years, and the band’s first non-festival date since reuniting last summer — with a performance of fan favorite “Unsatisfied,” the first time the Let It Be classic has been dusted off since the ‘Mats got back together.
Finally. It’s taken more than a year, but reunited college-rock icons The Replacements finally will play a hometown gig this September, as the band has been announced to headline the soon-to-be-razed Midway Stadium in St. Paul, marking the first Twin Cities appearance by the ‘Mats since 1991.
Coachella’s second weekend is under way now, and The Replacements took the stage tonight for the second of the reunited band’s appearances at the two-weekend fest — and dropped a big surprise on the crowd, as Green Day’ Billie Joe Armstrong joined the ‘Mats for part of the band’s set.
Since reuniting last summer for their first shows in 22 years, The Replacements have been nothing if not cagey about their intentions, and that continues with the band’s posting on Facebook this afternoon of an unexplained 12-second clip of “Can’t Hardly Wait” being performed live in an undisclosed recording studio.
It’s perhaps not surprising that The Replacements’ reunion has been a ramshackle affair, with the band playing three festivals last year, and, at this point, slated to perform five more times this spring and summer. To hear bassist Tommy Stinson tell it, that may continue for a while.
Following the first-ever U.S. vinyl release of The Replacements’ final album, 1990′s All Shook Down, on Record Store Day’s Black Friday later this month comes word that bandleader Paul Westerberg’s second solo effort, 1996’s Eventually, also will make its debut on vinyl early next year.
The Replacements staged their third of three announced reunion shows last night in a dusty farm field about 45 minutes east of Denver, the site of the third installment of this summer Riot Fest and what may or may not have been the final appearance by the 2013 incarnation of the ‘Mats, performing for the first time in 22 years.
The Replacements took the stage tonight at Riot Fest in Chicago for the second of at least three planned reunion gigs (“We haven’t played in 3 weeks, but fuck it,” Paul Westerberg told the crowd before launching into “Takin’ a Ride”), and managed to play mostly the same set as their big comeback gig.