Danzig rejoins Misfits as classic line-up reunites for live shows

'The Original Misfits' will play two gigs in Chicago and Denver during September

The two main original members of cult punk band Misfits are set to unite as Danzig rejoins the group for the first time in three decades.

The Misfits was formed in 1977 by founding singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only. When the band split in 1983, Danzig embarked on a successful solo career. Only later reformed the group without Danzig in 1995, taking on lead vocal duties from 2001,

It has now been announced that Danzig and Only will reunite, along with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (who originally served in the band from 1980–1983 and then again between 1995–2001).

Billing themselves as ‘The Original Misfits’, the reformed group will play Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver from September 2-4 and then Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago from September 16-18. No other live dates have been announced.


In 2014, Danzig lost a lawsuit against his former Misfits bandmates over royalties from lucrative Misfits-branded merchandise, which he claimed he was entitled to.

In 2015, Danzig hinted at a reunion by donning the band’s famous skull make-up for the first time in 35 years.