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Watch The Dillinger Escape Plan Cover Minor Threat & Dead Kennedys At The First Of Their “Calculating Infinity” 25th Anniversary Shows


Mathcore greats The Dillinger Escape Plan returned to the stage today, June 08th, performing their first live show since hanging it up back in December of 2017. The storied outfit’s reunion is the first in a string of shows celebrating the 25th anniversary of the bands landmark 1999 debut album, “Calculating Infinity“.

High-flying vocalist Greg Puciato isn’t a part of this reunion, with the aforementioned EP preceding his tenure in the group. Instead, guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer are being rejoined by their early vocalist Dimitri Minakakis and returning guitarist James Love for this victory lap.

Kicking off the comeback was today’s stop at the first-ever ‘No Values‘ festival in Pomona, CA. Fan-filmed footage from those proceedings can be viewed below. Among some of the highlights were covers of the Dead Kennedys‘ 1979 debut single “California Über Alles“, complete with a guest spot from Jello Biafra of the aforementioned punk legends.

A cover of influential hardcore punk outfit Minor Threat‘s “12XU” was also played, with Weinman‘s Suicidal Tendencies bandmate Mike Muir guesting on vocals.

Those hoping for future sets with Puciato back in the fold may not want to hold their breath however, despite Puciato supporting this return.

Calculating 25‘ sets:

06/21 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount (feat. Car Bomb & Candy)
06/22 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount (feat. The Callous Daoboys &Deadguy)
06/23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount (feat. Deadguy, Candy, Car Bomb & The Callous Daoboys)
08/06 Lokeren, BEL – Lokerse Feesten
08/24 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed Outdoors (feat. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die & No Men)

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