The Original Misfits set to take to the stage together for the first time since 1983
For the first time since 1983, Singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only with guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein are set to share a stage together as ‘The Original Misfits’.
The highly influential New Jersey punks are to re-unite for the headlining slot at the Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago this September.
Any fan of the Misfits will know just how astonishing an occurrence this is after the band has been plagued with bad blood for years, and since they had vowed that a reunion would never happen. But although shock is the band’s forte, the announcement certainly comes as no nasty surprise.
Formed in Lodi 1977, the Misfits have been both shocking and influencing audiences since their very first gig. Their darkly inclined style and horror enthralled lyrics helped redefine the North American punk rock scene, and also went on to shape future music. Artists as diverse as My Chemical Romance and Metallica, whom are influential in their own right, have covered the band’s songs and used their musical guidance to help shape their own sounds.
Lawsuits and legal disagreements between Danzig and Only have scarred the band throughout a large portion of its life, but it seemed as though the ice had begun to thaw a little when word of a potential reunion started to simmer back in 2014.
Perhaps these upcoming shows will allow them to bury the hatchet once and for all.
The Original Misfits will play Riot Fest and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado from the 2nd to the 4th of September, followed by the Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago, Illinois from the 16th to the 18th.
This Original Misfits article was written by Tyler Turner, a GIGsoup contributor