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The Replacements added to Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Fest

Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg at Riot Fest in Chicago (Photo by Ben Clark)

In their ongoing quest to play every mid-level city in the U.S. besides their hometown of Minneapolis, the reunited Replacements—which features founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson backed by session musicians—have been added to the bill for Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Fest, which takes place May 9-11, 2014.

Other acts on the Shaky Knees lineup include the Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and fellow Minnesotans the Hold Steady and Trampled by Turtles. The festival is being held at Atlantic Station, a shopping, dining, and events center in Midtown Atlanta.

The Replacements’ appearance at the fest will come just a few weeks after they play two dates at Coachella in Indio, California. They are scheduled to perform toward the end of the evening on both Friday, April 11, and Friday, April 18 alongside acts like the Knife, Broken Bells, and OutKast.

Now that we know that Coachella isn’t a one-off gig for the ‘Mats in 2014, it awakens some nagging and persistent questions: How long is it going to take for these guys to finally play a hometown gig? And which summertime festival do you think will snag the band?

On the plus side, if the Replacements book one more gig up in Canada and they’ll have gone in a full circle around us here in the Twin Cities.

To illustrate their tour route so far, here’s a handy map:


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