The punk rock Riot Fest announced an expansion of the Chicago based concert. New shows were announced in Dallas, Brooklyn, and Toronto as well as more info on previously confirmed dates in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Philadelphia Riot Fest kicks off the festivities on July 19th for a one day show that includes Refused, The Promise Ring, Off!, Gameface, Boysetsfire and Hirs.
Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers and Larry and His Flask will be at Riot Fest Brooklyn held at Williamsburg Park on September 8th.
The first international Riot Fest will be held in Toronto on Spetember 9th with Descendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Hot Water Music, Andrew WK, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Organ Thieves and Junior Battles to the Fort York.
The one that started it all, Riot Fest Chicago, is set for September 14-16, 2012. The multi-day show features just about every artist held at the other Riot Fests.
Finally on September 22, Texas Riot Fest held at the Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion will bring Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew WK, Less Than Jake, The Sword, Municipal Waste, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Not in The Face, Power Trip, The News Can’t Wait, Fever Dreamer, Modern Pain and Great White Buffalo.