My Chemical Romance has postponed their touring dates to 2022, which means that this year they will miss out on Chicago’s Riot Fest, as reported by Brooklyn Vegan. Riot Fest has responded by stating that they will still go ahead with the 2021 planned dates which are September 17 through 19.
The festival has released a statement:
“For the past 13 months we’ve been working on Riot Fest 2021 and 2022, rescheduling club shows, and finishing a few passion projects that you’re finally able to see in the coming months,” the festivals Riot Mike went on to say, “The Riot Fest staff has stayed full-time the entire time, working towards all of these things as a small collaboration of people who are bright, creative, unique, and have given more to the festival and they would anywhere else. So once we found out that My Chemical Romance would be moving to 2022, we rolled up our sleeves and built out the majority of the lineup with new, confirmed headliners and plenty of tasty nuggets. The lineup is sick. I am proud of this one.”
The plan had been to announce all of the lineup and allow previous ticket holders to make the decision if they 1) wanted a refund, 2) transfer the ticket to 2022 or 3) keep their ticket — and get a special deal on 2022 tickets.
“But things didn’t go as planned, and we couldn’t announce what we wanted today. So I’ve made the decision to make all of the above — the lineup transfers and refunds — available in the first half of May. That way, you can see the whole lineup and make the decision that works best for you once you have all of the info. If you want a refund, cool. If you want to transfer your ticket to 2022, that’s cool too. And if you want to be at Riot 2021, well, that’s alright in my book too,” said Riot Mike.
Chicago’s Riot Fest 2021’s lineup currently is: The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing The Cool), Vic Mensa, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, and many more. More bands are expected to be announced in May.