RIOT FEST 2017 Shares First Round Of Confirmed Acts Including QoTSA, Dead Cross, N.I.N., Wu-Tang Clan, GWAR, & More

The first round of confirmed artists has been revealed for this year’s Riot Fest 2017 which will take place in Douglas Park in Chicago, IL from September 15th-17th. Headlining acts this year include Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens Of The Stone Age (Saturday) and Jawbreaker (Sunday.) Here is who has joined the bill thus far:

Nine Inch Nails
Queens Of The Stone Age
New Order
Prophets Of Rage
Wu-Tang Clan
Mike D
(DJ set)
A Day To Remember
Gogol Bordello
Taking Back Sunday
Vic Mensa
Dirty Heads
TV On The Radio
Dinosaur Jr.
New Found Glory
Bad Brains
Death From Above 1979
Action Bronson
Built To Spill
The Lawrence Arms
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Orwells
Say Anything
Mayday Parade
Streetlight Manifesto
Dead Cross
Minus The Bear
The Menzingers
Real Friends
Hot Water Music
Shabazz Palaces
Andrew W.K.
The Story So Far
State Champs
Four Year Strong
Beach Slang
The Cribs
That Dog
Knuckle Puck
The Hotelier
The Flatliners
Saul Williams
Engine 88
Nothing More
Alice Bag
Sleep On It
Downtown Boys
The Smith Street Band
The Regrettes
Kitten Forever
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue

An additional 25 artists will be revealed in the months to come. Tickets are available NOW via Ticketfly.

Y&T To Play The Grey Eagle In Asheville, N.C.; TEMPTATIONS WINGS To Support

Friday, April 21st, one of hard rock’s longest-running acts will descend into the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina when the legendary Y&T comes to town. They will be playing one of the region’s best venues, The Grey Eagle, and will be supported by AVL’s own Appalachian power doomers, Temptations Wings. Y&T’s origins date back to the early 1970’s when the band’s only current surviving member, Dave Meniketti, and his bandmates took the Yesterday & Today moniker inspired by The Beatles compilation sharing it. After an eventual shortening to Y&T, the group has spent decades sharing their music with the globe and now boast a discography of 18 albums, 3 greatest hits collections, a boxed set and have collectively sold over 4 million albums since their 1974 inception. Alongside lead gtrst./vox Dave Meniketti in the current incarnation of the band are rhythm gtrst./vox John Nymann, bassist/vox Aaron Leigh and drummer/vox Mike Vanderhule and without question they are going to rock The Grey Eagle.



To support such an iconic act, regional favorite sons Temptations Wings have accepted the challenge and will bring their heavy hitting talents to the stage as well. The trio, gtrst./vox Micah Nix, drummer Jason Gardner and bassist Chad Barnwell have just issued their critically acclaimed new conceptual album ‘Skulthor Ebonblade‘ and are eager to bring the new material to life at such a beloved hometown venue, The Grey Eagle. This is truly a show not to be missed!

The Grey Eagle


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Words by Pat Riot Whitaker