Last month, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and company announced just one lone Misfits show for 2017 — a Dec. 30 gig at the Forum in Los Angeles, which sold out in less than a minute. With demand high and a pair of successful 2016 Riot Fest gigs still fresh on their minds, the iconic horror-punk band have decided to come back for more.
On Monday (Sept. 25), the band announced a second date that will bring this gold-standard Misfits iteration to Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 28.
Various pre-sale tickets go on sale between Tuesday and Thursday, with the general sale beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Friday. Details are here.
Last September’s Riot Fest shows (first in Denver, then Chicago) featured vocalist Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only playing together for the first time in 33 years; unless any other gigs are added, the Vegas and L.A. performances will be their third and fourth shows back. The current lineup also features guitarists Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Acey Slade alongside drummer Dave Lombardo. With the driving force behind Slayer‘s classic albums behind the kit, last year’s Misfits shows were quite formidable and this year’s ticket buyers have reason to set the bar high despite the band’s volatile reputation.
Support for the new Vegas show features long-running L.A. punks Fear and the not-quite-as-long-running — yet famously Misfits-indebted — Alkaline Trio. The latter is also opening the L.A. show, along with Discharge.
To help get you amped, watch Misfits perform “Last Caress” last year in Chicago: