“Back by unpopular demand.” So reads the poster for 13 newly announced U.S. dates by the Replacements, whose future at the end of 2014 was as blurry and questionable as their past -- but who at least seem to know when to keep a good thing going.
The revamped lineup of the Minneapolis-reared quartet won’t be playing the Twin Cities again, but they did book one date in Milwaukee (May 2, Eagles Ballroom) and two in Chicago (April 29-30, Riviera Theatre). That's in addition to dates on both coasts. All but one of the shows are at mid-size venues instead of the festivals and outdoor mini-stadiums they played during their initial August 2013-October 2014 run. Here’s the full rundown:
- Apr 09: Paramount Theatre (Seattle)
- Apr 10: Crystal Ballroom (Portland, Ore.)
- Apr 13: Masonic (San Francisco)
- Apr 16: Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles)
- Apr 19: The Fillmore (Denver)
- Apr 29: The Riviera Theatre (Chicago)
- Apr 30: The Riviera Theatre (Chicago)
- May 02: Eagles Ballroom (Milwaukee)
- May 03: The Fillmore (Detroit)
- May 05: Stage AE (Pittsburgh)
- May 06: LC Pavilion (Columbus, Ohio)
- May 08: Echostage (Washington, D.C.)
- May 09: Festival Pier (Philadelphia)
They had also already announced a trio of overseas dates in Barcelona, Amsterdam and London beginning in late May. There has been no hint of them adding another hometown date amid all this. Click here for ticket info for these other shows.