Misfits to Play Massive Reunion Show in L.A. With Rise Against, Cro-Mags, More

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The original Misfits — those Jersey-born horror punks responsible for classic creepshow cuts like “Die, Die My Darling,” “Last Caress,” “Where Eagles Dare” and more — have announced a massive new reunion show for this summer. The concert is lined up to follow the group’s standing gig in Chicago on Saturday, April 27th at Allstate Arena. Scheduled to go down July 29th, the newly announced show will see singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only descend upon Los Angeles’ 22,000-capacity Banc of California Stadium for a hits-packed set. No official word yet on whether guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will be joining the festivities, but he’s participated in all of the group’s reunion gigs so far, so we’re guessing — and hoping — that the muscular monster-man will be appearing at this one, as well. Same for as ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, who has played with the Misfits at their previous shows.

For those greedy fans for whom seeing the reunited Misfits throw down live just isn’t cool enough, a lofty set of support acts has been put together to open the show: Chicago rabble-rousers Rise Against, Brody Dalle–fronted rock crew the Distillers, New York hardcore veterans the Cro-Mags and old-school British punks the Anti-Nowhere League. Tickets for the concert are scheduled to go on sale this Friday, April 5th, at 10 a.m. local time. You can find out more details on Live Nation’s website, and check out the Misfit’s Facebook post breaking the news below.