The Replacements have confirmed the band’s lineup for their upcoming reunion gigs.
Founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson announced in June that they would be playing live for the first time since 1991 with a trio of headline slots on North American alt-rock roadshow Riot Fest. They’ll make their live comeback at the Toronto leg on August 25 before topping the bill in Chicago on September 15 and Denver on September 21.
Westerberg and Stinson will joined on the dates by drummer Josh Freese and guitarist Dave Minehan, the Minneapolis Star Tribune has confirmed. Both musicians backed Westerberg on solo tours in the ’90s.
Meanwhile, Freese and Stinson played together in a late-’90s Guns N’ Roses lineup. Freese, a renowned session drummer, has also played live over the years with Nine Inch Nails, Devo and Paramore, while Minehan is a member of Boston band The Neighborhoods.
In related news, Patterson Hood and the Young Fresh Fellows are the latest artists to contribute to the ongoing Songs For Slim 7″ series, created to benefit former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who is recovering from a stroke. You can read more about that story here.