Chicago punks Screeching Weasel – led by their sole original member Ben Weasel – have confirmed two live appearances for the end of December.
To mark the band’s 27th anniversary, Weasel and his current band will play two shows in Chicago on December 30th and 31st.
Both shows take place at Reggie’s and both feature support from The Queers and The Manges.
The show on 30/12 features a set by The Vatican Junkies, 31/12 features The Stay Dead, featuring current Screeching Weasel bassist Dave Klein.
The band had originally planned to celebrate their quarter century in 2010 by headlining their own Weaselfest, but several bands dropped out and Screeching Weasel quickly disbanded after Ben got into a fight with a female fan onstage at SXSW in 2011.
The incident dissolved the band instantly. Weasel quickly formed a new line-up reinstating Zac Damon, a renowned punk guitarist who was previously a member of SW back in 1998 and played on their LP ‘Television City Dream’.