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The Replacements are coming to Forest Hills Stadium this fall

Midwestern punks The Replacements have announced a special one-off show at the recently renovated Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on September 19.

The Replacements - Forest Hills Stadium - September 19
The Replacements

You are probably asking yourself two questions: (1) The Replacements are back in action? (2) There is a concert venue in Forest Hills?

Yes and Yes. It only took 22 years for it to happen again, but the band reunited late summer of 2013 to perform a trio of shows at the Riot Festival of Toronto, Chicago, and Denver. They have since announced other festival appearances across the country through 2014.

The band broke-up at the start of the early '90s after the release of their seventh and final studio album, All Shook Down, which ironically featured replacement session musicians on most of the tracks. Only one song featured the rest of the original band - “Attitude.” Lead singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson have since made-up and remain the only two original members in the current incarnation of the live band that will be coming to town this fall.

Forest Hills Stadium, too, has had its share of changes over the years. Originally home to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in the early 1900s, and a concert venue in the 1960s and 1970s, it has been renovated to once again host live events.

Brooklynites The Hold Steady and New England's Deer Tick will also be opening the show. Tickets are on sale to the public on June 21.

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