soooooooooooooooooo the misfits reunited last year or the year before for riot fest, and then played with alk3 in vegas to sold-out shows. this is not shocking news to me at all… they haven’t played together in over 30 years, so this news was bonkers!
when they announced those shows, i guess we misfits fans all kind of assumed they’d be touring aside from that festival/one-off vegas gig at some point. well, live nation announced last week that they’d probably be touring the tri-state area with an illustration of new jersey with the crimson ghost’s face in it.
this week’s misfits announcement revealed that they’re ONLY playing new jersey, and it’s at prudential center. pre-sale started today, and my coworker saw that the prices were $99+fees for mezzanine and $179+fees for lower level.
listen, i get the misfits reuniting is UH-MAZ-ING for us punkers. for those people who never got to see them in any lineup, maybe i could see that being worth it, but that is not a very punk rock price tag. that fucking blows.
fortunately for me, i’ve seen misfits in some sort of form a ton of times. see, after the graves era, jerry only kept touring with the misfits. for the M25 lineup, he was doing vocals while he had rotating all-star lineups including robo, dez, and marky ramone. i got to see that tour soooooooooooooo many times in the early 2000’s, it was awesome. they played like 3x a year, it was great. they played misfits, black flag AND ramones sets. they were awesome. one halloween, i even got to see graves perform with them.
in 2011 or 2012, and i got to see danzig reunite with doyle for a halloween show at hammerstein ballroom. not only did he play misfits, but he also performed a samhain set (SWOOOOOOON! – my fave). i got lucky with seeing them live in many forms… so i’m not dishing out that much money.
for those of you who don’t know about the misfits dramarama, tl;dr:
danzig was dissatisfied with the misfits and left, forming samhain soon after. he released some misfits music in a sneaky way, which pissed off jerry only, and he sued him for royalties (blah blah blah). for YEEEEEEARS this bullcocky went on but jerry only and doyle were allowed to perform/record as the misfits and had permission to use the crimson ghost as a logo… which is how i got to see them live so many times. at some point, they were in some sort of legal drama which ended in a settlement and a reunion was born.
i honestly can’t believe they didn’t kill each other yet, and reading articles and their attitudes (pun intended) towards each other seem good, so hopefully they’ll tour smaller gigs aside from sports arenas.
anyways, $180+ to see the misfits in god awful new jersey (yeah, yeah, i know they’re from there :eyeroll:), no thank you.
“this doesn’t sound like a reunion tour, more like a retirement money tour.” – barry (co-worker)