The Replacements began their first reunion tour in Seattle last night. Watch fan shot footage of the band performing ‘Seen Your Video’ for the first time since 1991 below.
Despite reforming in 2013, The Replacements have largely played festival gigs until now. They took to the stage at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for the first date of their world tour, which arrives in Britain in June.
The band also performed a live version of T-Rex’s ’20th Century Boy’ in a set which featured fan favourites such as ‘Alex Chilton’, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ and ‘Bastards Of The Young’.
The Replacements release an eight-disc boxset comprising their entire back catalogue next week. ‘The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990’ will be released on April 13 and features the US band’s seven albums plus the 1982 EP ‘Stink’. The albums are identical to the remastered deluxe editions which were released in 2008.
The Replacements formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 and played their final live show before breaking up in Chicago on July 21, 1991. They have since been hailed as an influence by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who said attending a Replacements gig “changed my whole life”, as well as by The Cribs, The Goo Goo Dolls and They Might Be Giants. The band’s original lead guitarist Bob Stinson, older brother of Tommy, passed away in 1995.
The Replacements play live in London – at the Roundhouse on June 2 and 3 – following their performance at Spain’s Primavera festival.