After 21 Years, Jawbreaker Is Reuniting To Headline Riot Fest

The Chicago festival’s lineup also includes acts like M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Riot Fest announced on Wednesday that Jawbreaker has reunited after a 21 year hiatus to headline the festival's 13th run. According to Pitchfork, the iconic punk band, which broke up in 1996 after touring for Dear You, is reuniting for "a one-off exclusive," and has no further tour dates or appearances planned for right now.

Formed in 1986, Jawbreaker is comprised of guitarist and singer Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister, and drummer Adam Pfahler. While rumors of the band's reunion have circulated over the years, Pfahler revealed Jawbreaker regrouped last year to play a few songs.

“We weren’t sure if we could still do it,” Pfahler told Pitchfork. “We could still do it.”

Riot Fest 2017 takes place September 15—17 in Chicago.

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After 21 Years, Jawbreaker Is Reuniting To Headline Riot Fest