“What a beautiful night!” Sublime said with Roman singer and guitarist Ramirez when Riotfest returned to Chicago’s Douglas Park on Friday’s stage. “We swear to God that we never take this for granted. We sat on a donkey for a year.”
Ramirez reflected the emotions of many artists who began resuming live performances after being kicked off the road for over a year and a half during the COVID pandemic.
Missouri’s punk rock trio, Radky, has arrived at Riot Fest after the tour as the opening act of the group’s encore Foo Fighters after being performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August.
“It’s a bit crazy because it has all the masking and safety, but to be honest, we enjoy special precautions because it’s really terrible to get sick with something on the road. So we’re wiping the microphone and wearing a mask-it’s a little nice, “said bassist Isaiah Radke, explaining the climate of today’s road bands, where Delta variants continue to proliferate. .. “In addition, there seems to be a lot of people wanting to go see the live show again. And they go safely. At that show at the forum, so many people wear masks. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him promise to do it, “he said, pointing out that he performed with the Foo Fighters in Los Angeles in August. “If people keep it safe, I think there is a future, and there seem to be many people ready for this to happen again.”
As Chicago’s temperature reached 90 degrees on Friday afternoon, Radkey went up to the rise stage with an enthusiastic 45-minute set.
The group hoping to release a new single this fall started the set with “Evil Door” from the 2016 album. Delicious rock noise, Singer and guitarist Dee Radke channeled Misfit Glenn Danzig when a mosh pit occurred in front of the stage.
“There was a circle pit! I haven’t seen it for such a long time. It was crazy to play in such a situation. It was very hot, but it was great because the energy of the audience really pushed us away. It was, “said the bassist following the group’s festival performance. “It’s really great, because RiotFest is part of our career. When we were kids, teens started playing RiotFest. [in 2014].. So it’s great to be able to come back here and do this. Because it was a really sweet set. It was insane. “
“Chicago! Yes!” Guitarist Vernon Reid shouted as a living color ready for the afternoon on the radical stage.
The group got things back in 1990 and opened a simple set of “Type” from their sophomore album. Time out..
Reed channeled Hendrix with a scorching solo at the top of “Desperate People”. This is one of the best examples of the day how Living Color continues to fuse funk, jazz, rock and more in an unparalleled way.
“I want to take a special guest before playing the next song,” said singer Collie Glover, who wore a neon green suit despite the high temperatures, and introduced the appearance of CM Punk, a professional wrestler from Chicago. Did. Living Color’s “Cult of Personality” as his entrance music.
Punk returned to the ring for the first time in seven years as part of All Elite Wrestling earlier this month, performing at AEW’s “all-out” pay-per-view event in the suburbs of Chicago, celebrating Living Color Friday at the Riot Fest. ..
“It’s an honor and privilege to know the four greatest artists in the world,” Punk said on stage. “You call them Living Color, but you can also call them the best in the world … Living Color, play my f—-ing song!”
Glover jumped off stage and crowded as the group threw a noisy take on their biggest hit, “Cult of Personality,” and won a punk victory before a special after show late Friday night. I was confused with.
“What a hell, this is a party!” Roma Ramirez said Friday that Sublime with Roma went on stage in front of a crowd early in the afternoon.
Nostalgia is a key element of Riot Fest each year, and no band encapsulated it as much as Sublime with Rome, featuring former Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, looked back on Sublime for an hour on the Radical stage.
“How many OG Sublime fans were there at home tonight?” The group released “Wrong Way,” “April 29, 1992,” “Pawn Shop,” and “From Sublime’s 1996 self-titled six platinum studio albums. When I announced cuts such as “Doin’Time”, I asked Ramirez rhetorically.
“Chicago!” Singer and guitarist Billy Corgan shouted as the Smashing Pumpkins went on stage for a riot for a special homecoming festival set up following the performances of Kohed and Cumbria.
The group’s setlist looks back at almost every aspect of The Smashing Pumpkins over nearly 35 years and features the live debut of the track from the latest studio album. Cyr With a selection of rarely performed deep cuts like “crash”, Gish 30 o’clock album.
During the storm struck the city, Douglas Park on the south side of Chicago was largely spared and it rained lightly during the band’s 100-minute set.
“Thank you very much. Thank you,” Kogan said following the “crash.” “We want to go back to the era of glory-before most of you were born,” the singer jokingly set the stage for “drowning.” “You may have heard of these times.”
Cogan playfully kissed the camera to capture on the giant video screens on either side of the festival’s main stage. Cyr Following “Cyr” and “Wyttch”, we will introduce singer-songwriter Meg Myers to the guests of “Eye”.
Adding a new spin to “Tonight, Tonight,” Kogan played primarily acoustic tracks with the electric decorations of guitarists James Iha and Jeff Schroeder.
Since the 1999s Worship, “Shame” delayed the situation as the group’s victorious return to Chicago was nearing its end, ending with the dissonance of the “US” rock.
“Thank you Chicago!” Iha said Cogan was walking on stage with his son. “Riot Festival! Thank you!”