The MISFITS FIEND FEST will coincide with summer's wide scale launch of the newly formed "MISFITS RECORDS" label! The Festival, created specifically for the punk scene, finds many heavy hitters of the genre joining forces for a tour of the U.S. July thru August 2003.
The event will be headlined by the MISFITS all star line-up of founding member JERRY ONLY, with special guests MARKY RAMONE (of the world famous RAMONES) and DEZ CADENA (of BLACK FLAG) in support of the soon to be released "PROJECT 1950" CD. "Project 1950" (a Misfits side-project showcasing punk covers of 50's era classics), is slated for worldwide release in conjunction with the festival kick off. You can expect a full dose of Misfits classics (both past & present) plus selected Ramones and Black Flag musts included in the live set. Some cities may also find occasional surprise guests. (Schedules permitting)
The Fest will be co-headlined by none other than legendary UK goth-punks THE DAMNED! DAVE VANIAN, CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, PATRICIA MORRISON, MONTY OXYMORON & PINCH will take to the stage and Smash it Up live, making the event all that much more Grimly Fiendish!
As if that in itself is not enough to rate the price of admission alone, the Fiend Fest roster continues to mosh on proudly with the inimitable and elusive, punk-popping, Gigantor the space age robot lovin', Killer Klowns from outer space....the one and only.... THE DICKIES!
PLUS your ticket also brings you the much anticipated touring return of East coast hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT, Japan's premiere horror punks BALZAC in their full scale U.S. tour debut and last but not least, West Coast punk staples D.I. straight out of the celluloid of Penelope Spheeris' film "Suburbia" and onto the stage. You read it right, all six bands ON ONE BILL!
Venues and dates throughout the month long Misfits Fiend Fest Tour will be announced in the coming weeks! Keep an eye on Misfits.com for all dates and venue info as it becomes confirmed. This is one festival you will not want to miss fiends.....
First set of dates:
7/23 - Tempe, Az - Marquee Theatre
(W/O The Damned)
7/24 - San Diego, Ca - 4th & B
7/25 - San Francisco, Ca - Avalon Ballroom
7/26 - Ventura, Ca - Ventura Theatre
7/27 - Anaheim, Ca - The Grove Of Anaheim
7/29 - Portland, Or - Crystal Ballroom
7/30 - Boise, Idaho - The Big Easy
8/01 - Denver, Co - Ogden Theatre
8/03 - Omaha, Ne - Sokol Auditorium
8/07 - Mt Clemens, Mi - Emerald Theatre
8/09 - Chicago, Il - The Vic Theatre
8/11 - Mobile, Al - The Temple
8/13 - Miami, Fl - Miami Arena
8/23 - Worcester, Ma - The Palladium
More Fiend Fest Dates & Venues T.B.A. Soon!