Replacements Reform In Mats Fashion
June 13th, 2013
June 12th The Replacements stunned the music world with word they would reunite for three shows beginning in August. The Mats, who last played live on the 4th Of July of 1991 will play three Riot Fest gigs. They are:
Toronto 8/24 or 8/25
Chicago 9/13, 9/14, or 9/15
Denver 9/21 or 9/22
For more on Riot Fest click here.
What is not clear is who, beyond Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, will be in the band. Drummer Chris Mars seems disinterested at this point. Guitar player Slim Dunlap continues to convalesce from a serious stroke he suffered early in 2012. Dunlap's health has prompted a series of charity records in a project called Songs For Slim helmed by Westerberg and Stinson. If you haven't as yet, check out my April chat with Tommy Stinson. It seemed apparent at the time that Stinson was very much in favor of a proper reunion. He also talked up their ongoing fundraising efforts.