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Misfits' Classic Lineup To Reunite For One-Off Show In L.A.

Doyle von Frankenstein and Glenn Danzig. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
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Glenn Danzig has been a busy bee around the Southland. In April, he put his Los Feliz craftsman up for sale on the market (he now lives in a Cheviot Hills home that was reportedly once owned by Lucille Ball). And in May he presented the new Blackest of the Black festival in Orange County; the fest was part rock concert, and part funhouse of horrors.

Now, the 61-year-old singer is going back to where it all started—with the Misfits. The band announced Monday on Facebook that the classic lineup with reunite for a standalone show at the Forum taking place at the end of the year. The lineup will consist of Danzig and bassist Jerry Only, the only two consistent members of the band's somewhat brief existence. They'll be joined by Only's brother Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (or just "Doyle"), who'd served as the band's guitarist during the early 1980s, as well as in later iterations of the band that lacked Danzig.

As the band notes in the Facebook post, the show will be on December 30 at the Forum in Inglewood, and it'll be the band's only performance for 2017. You can find tickets at Ticketmaster (ugh) here. They go on sale this Friday at 12:30 p.m. (Ticketmaster shows 12:30 a.m., but the band and the OC Register says it's actually 12:30 p.m.)

“OK Los Angeles, you’ve waited almost 35 years for this, here’s your chance to see the “Original Misfits” in this Exclusive L.A. only performance,” Danzig said in the post. “No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there.”

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Only took it up a notch by saying, "The Misfits were so far ahead of their time when we began back in 1977, that it took the world 40 years to catch up. That time has come, and that time is NOW... We intend to take you on a ride back in time, and into the future to experience 100% authentic punk rock at its essence, and the origin of thrash in its purist form. History will be made—again. Prepare to be devastated…”

Consider us sold.

While the classic lineup hasn't played in L.A. in decades, the band had already reunited for couple shows in Denver and Chicago back in 2016.

Here's a wonderfully lo-fi video of the band playing in L.A. back in the '80s. As well as an interview with Danzig about his love of Wolverine.