Watch footage from The Replacements first gig in 22 years
The Replacements played live for the first time in 22 years at the Toronto leg of alt-rock roadshow Riot Fest last night (August 25).
Founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were joined in the band's reunion line-up by Josh Freese and Dave Minehan, who'd played in Westerberg's band previously.
Westerberg jokingly told the crowd, "Sorry it took us so long. For 25 years we've been having a wardrobe debate… unresolved.". The band opened with "Takin' a Ride," the first song on their first album, Sorry, Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash, before rattling through 22 tracks including "Bastards Of Young", "Can't Hardly Wait", "Swingin Party", "Alex Chilton" and covers of Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" and The Sham's "Borstal Breakout".
Click below to watch fan-shot footage of the band performing "Favorite Thing".
The band currently have two more comeback gigs scheduled: at Riot Fest Chicago on September 15 and Riot Fest Denver on September 21.
The Replacements played:
'Takin' A Ride'
'I'm In Trouble'
'Color Me Impressed'
'Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out'
'Kiss Me on the Bus'
'Achin' to Be'
'I Will Dare'
'Love You Till Friday'
'Merry Go Round'
'Left Of The Dial'
'Can't Hardly Wait'
'Bastards of Young'
'Everything's Coming Up Roses'
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