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Denver Stop of Riot Fest May Not Happen – UPDATED

Tim Mosenfelder / David Wolff Patrick / Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Tim Mosenfelder / David Wolff Patrick / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Uh-oh. Looks like the Denver stop of this year's Riot Fest may not happen.

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Weezer and Others Help Riot Fest Celebrate 10 Years With Full-Album Sets

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Riot Fest is celebrating its 10 anniversary this year, and it's marking the occasion in style.

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Weezer, the Cure and Flaming Lips Headline Riot Fest

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Tim Mosenfelder / David Wolff Patrick / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Last week, Riot Fest announced a tentative lineup for its Toronto stop.

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Death Cab for Cutie, the National and Metric Headline Riot Fest Toronto

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Jason Kempin / Neilson Barnard / Lisa Lake, Getty Images

It sure seems like you can't go one weekend in the summer without a music festival.

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Riot Fest Day 3 Recap: Replacements Tremendous at First U.S. Show In 22 Years [Exclusive Photos]

Kenneth Partridge
Kenneth Partridge

Of course it rained. At day three (Sept. 15) of Riot Fest Chicago, where the newly reunited Replacements played their second show -- and first in the U.S. -- since 1991, the gods were bound to muddy the grounds. Throughout their original run, the 'Mats were victims of cruel fate and terrible decisions, and before for these shoulda-been-contenders could make any kind of triumphant return, a few thousand people were going to have to ruin their shoes.

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Riot Fest 2013 Day 2: Genre-Crushing Punks Cut Loose in Chicago’s Humboldt Park

Kenneth Partridge
Kenneth Partridge

If opening day of Riot Fest Chicago was all about originators -- Joan Jett, Danzig, Bad Religion -- Saturday (Sept. 14) showcased agitators and innovators, artists behind bastard sub-genres and styles difficult to peg. The theme extended from noontime openers Mephiskapheles to main attractions Rancid and the Violent Femmes, and if headliners Blink-182 aren't exactly sonic voyagers, they've found new ways to sell pop-punk to mass audiences.

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Riot Fest 2013 Day 1: Old Punks Eschew New Tricks, Rock Chicago All the Same

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Kenneth Partridge

Some festivals are all about what's new. Not Riot Fest. At stop No. 2 of the 2013 traveling punk weekender, which kicked off yesterday (Sept. 13) in Chicago's Humboldt Park, there were no 22-year-old techno wizards hunched over laptops, double-clicking up twitchy variants of house music. The only people on computers were likely 30- and 40-something journalist-types tapping out stories about guitar bands they could have seen 20 or 30 years ago. And that was pretty great.

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10 Reasons Riot Fest Chicago Is Gonna Rule

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Riot Fest Chicago is less than a week away, and the second of the festival's three weekend-long stops promises to be one of the year's finest rock 'n' roll outings. As in Toronto last month, the big story is the Replacements, but their return to the stage after more than two decades is just one reason to fly, drive, hitch, run or crawl your way to Chi-Town this weekend. Joining the 'Mats is a Who's Who of punk, garage, indie, metal, hip-hop and yes, even ska bands -- plus carnival rides, choice eats and more.

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Win Two-Day Passes to Riot Fest 2013 in Denver

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Riot Fest comes to May Farms in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 21-22 with a slew of top-name acts in tow, and Diffuser.fm and Loudwire are stoked to be giving away five pairs of two-day passes. Enter via the widget above.

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Chicago’s Riot Fest 2013 Expands Lineup: Joan Jett, Pixies, Andrew W.K. + More to Perform

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Riot Fest organizers have added a number of top-name acts to this year’s initial lineup, among them Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., T.S.O.L. and the Pixies.

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