The Replacements Reunite at Riot Fest in Toronto

The Replacements took the stage for the first time in 22 years

The epic reunion of The Replacements had fans jumping and screaming along at Toronto’s Riot Fest over the weekend. Minneapolis legends, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, with fill-ins Dave Minehan and Josh Freeze, took the stage for the first time in 22 years and did not disappoint.

Wearing plaid on stripes with green high socks, Westerberg says with a smirk, “Sorry it took us so long. For 25 years we’ve been having a wardrobe debate – it was unresolved.” They kicked things off with “Takin’ a Ride” from Sorry Ma, I Forgot to Take Out the Trash, followed by “I’m in Trouble” from the same EP that was recorded 32 years ago. The 23-song set hit most of the favourites plus a Chuck Berry and Sham 69 cover. The alt rock pioneers closed the show with encores “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “I.O.U.”

The Replacements will be playing Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver next month but no other tour dates have been announced.

Check out the setlist and some fan videos from the historic performance below.

Takin’ a Ride
I’m in Trouble
Favorite Thing
Hangin’ Downtown
Color Me Impressed
Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
Kiss Me on the Bus
Achin’ to Be
I Will Dare
Love You Till Friday
Maybellene (Chuck Berry cover)
Merry Go Round
Wake Up
Borstal Breakout (Sham 69 cover)
Little Mascara
Left of the Dial
Alex Chilton
Swingin Party
Can’t Hardly Wait
Bastards of Young

Everything’s Coming Up Roses