Sure this is great news but for one show only? Come on guys you are KILLING ME with this…..Check out the poster and press release down below. I’ll return with some ire and condemnation at the close for sure ;p
The Press Release:
This December, on 12/30, Original Singer/Songwriter Glenn Danzig & Original Bassist Jerry Only joined by Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – for the First Time in Over 30 Years – will return to Los Angeles to reunite as The Original Misfits. Following their two historic reunion shows in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver & Chicago that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals, this ‘One Night Only’ event will be the ‘Only’ 2017 performance in this world… or any world for the legendary horror-punk trailblazers. The band will be joined by special guests to be announced soon.
“OK Los Angeles, you’ve waited almost 35 years for this, here’s your chance to see the “Original Misfits” in this Exclusive L.A. only performance.” said Glenn Danzig. “No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there.”
Tickets for the reunion that never seemed possible, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 25th at 12:30pm local time at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005310FF327BA0
Jerry Only adds, “The Misfits were so far ahead of their time when we began back in 1977, that it took the world 40 years to catch up. That time has come, and that time is NOW… We intend to take you on a ride back in time, and into the future to experience 100% authentic punk rock at its essence, and the origin of thrash in its purist form. History will be made—again. Prepare to be devastated…”
From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America. The MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock, metal & hardcore. Although not cognizant of how significant they would become, what the Original MISFITS achieved in their initial seven-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.
The MISFITS with Danzig’s anthemic songs and unmistakable voice, Only’s ferocious bass sound, and the Original MISFITS melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations. And now legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that forges a level of intensity unprecedented in the new millennium. Don’t miss this important chapter in the legendary band’s legacy of brutality.
Get your tickets ASAP Fiends! On sale to the general public starting Friday, August 25th at 12:30pm local time at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005310FF327BA0
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay guys so don’t take this wrong but I am a little bit pissed off here. 2017 marks the 40th year since the original band came into the public eye and blew so many people’s minds and this would have been a perfect year to blow this stuff off the roof. I say this because the people need to let loose and to do so in a positive fashion with the love of music that strikes a chord in their hearts. There is too much hatred out there, there is too much socio-political and racial gender unrest that we need something good to take our minds off of it all. Okay, let me put the soapbox away but I will stress that a full-scale tour if properly put together would be like printing money. Too many bands cite you as important to their beginnings and I think some of the biggest out there would want to open for that kind of tour. I saw some clips and images from the Riot Fests and they were awesome. We need a live video release of that and an audio as well – why not. Let’s do it. It’s great that you will close up 2017 in California but what about your home ground? Will that be the big 2018 announcement? Will it be more than one show? Enquiring minds want to know and that leaves me with my closer. What do you readers think about this re-reunion and the one show only idea? Will you adventure out? Can you? Chime in down in the comments section below. You know we love that stuff.