The Cure, Weezer, The National to Headline Riot Fest Chicago and Denver

posted by Dan Murphy on May 14, 2014

Weezer by Laura Baker-Finch

After releasing its bill for Toronto earlier this weekRiot Fest announced today the first-round lineups for its 2014 Chicago and Denver installments. Headliners include The Cure, The National, Social Distortion, Rise Against, and Weezer. Chicago will also see Jane's Addiction topping the bill. 

While these lineups tend to skew towards punk, they really offer something for everyone. In Chicago, you'll see The Flaming Lips, Tegan and Sara, Gogol Bordello, and Of Mice and Men on the indie rock side of things, Wu-Tang Clan and Die Antwoord for hip hop fans, Slayer and Mastodon for the metalheads, and Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Dashboard Confessional for some early 2000's teenage angst. Notable additions to Denver's bill include Primus, Sublime with Rome, and Violent Femmes. Check out the full lineups below.  

Riot Fest will take place in Chicago and Denver September 12-14 and 19-21 respectively. Tickets are currently on sale with Chicago passes starting at $179.98 and Denver passes at $129.98. 

Chicago Lineup: The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, Samhain, Descendents, Tegan and Sara, Metric, Cheap Tric, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Die Antwoord, City and Colour, Paul Weller, The Used, Bring Me the Horizon, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Of Mice & Men, Mastodon, The Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Dashboard Confessional, Superchunk, Billy Bragg, Blue Meanies, Lucero, New Found Glory, Saosin w/ Anthony Green, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, The Dandy Warhols, Thurston Moore, Circa Survive, The Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Streetlight Manifesto, Clutch, Gwar, Buzzcocks, Andrew W.K., Bouncing Souls, Stiff Little Fingers, Face to Face, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Marky Ramone w/ The Bouncing Souls, Wavves, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, We Came as Romans, Senses Fail, The Orwells, All, Mineral, Title Fight, La Dispute, RX Bandits, Samiam, 7 Seconds, Anti-Flag, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, Silverstein, Emarosa, Citizen, The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Bad Suns, The Pizza Underground, The Hotelier, Nostalghia, In The Valley Below, Radkey, Pianos Become The Teeth, Modern Baseball, I Am the Avalanche, Skaters, Laura Stevenson, Cerebral Ballzy, Red City Radio, PUP, Dads, Show You Suck, The Unlikely Candidates, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, My Gold Mask, The Bots, Broncho, The American Scene, Baby Baby, Restorations, Wounds, Plague Vendor, Team Spirit, Somos, Rose's Pawn Shop, Chumped, Archie Powell & the Exports, Ex Friends

Denver Lineup: The Cure, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Primus, Slayer, Sublime w/ Rome, Wu-Tang Clan, TV on the Radio, Descendents, A Day to Remember, NOFX, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys, Bring Me the Horizon, Gogol Bordello, Violent Femmes, City and Colour, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra, New Found Glory, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Clutch, Bouncing Souls, Face to Face, Glassjaw, Buzzcocks, Dum Dum Girls, Bob Mould, Stiff Little Fingers, All, La Dispute, Mineral, We Came as Romans, The Expendables, 3OH!3, The Menzingers, Big Freedia, The Orwells, Passafire, Larry and His Flask, Nostalghia, Skaters, In the Valley Below, Dads, Pianos Become Teeth, I Am the Avalanche, Radkey, Cerebral Ballzy, Red City Radio, Wounds, The Unlikely Candidates, Sole and DJ Pain 1, The Bots, Tiny Moving Parts, Plague Vendor, My Body Sings Electric

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