The Riverdales

The Riverdales are a punk band from Chicago that was formed in 1994 by Ben Foster (vocals/guitar), Dan Schafer (vocals/bass), and Dan Sullvian (drums), all former members of the then-defunct Screeching Weasel. They released their self-titled debut album in 1995, touring extensively that year as the opening act for the Mr. T Experience, and then for Green Day. The band recorded a second LP in 1997 but broke up upon its release, with Foster later citing tension that developed between the members while on the Green Day tour as the primary reason for the split. In 2003, Foster and Schafer revived the Riverdales' name with new drummer Dan Lumley to record the "Phase 3" LP. This line up never performed live and that band went into hibernation after the record's issue. In 2008, Foster and Schafer announced that the Riverdales were back again, this time with drummer Adam Cargin. This line-up recorded 2 albums. 2010's "Tarantula" featured second guitarist Simon Lamb, making the band's line-up 4/5's of the now-ressurected Screeching Weasel's touring line up. Lamb was soon replaced by Drew Fredrichsen (who also replaced Lamb in SW). This line-up split in March 2011, following Screeching Weasel's disasterous appearances at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

Current Line-Up:
Ben Foster - Vocals/Guitar
Dan Schafer - Vocals/Bass

Former members:
Dan Sullivan - Drums (1994-1997)
Dan Lumley - Drums (2003)
Justin Perkins - Bass (2009, live only while Dan Schafer played 2nd guitar)
Simon Lamb - Guitar (2009-2010)
Drew Fredrichsen - Guitar (2010-2011)
Adam Cargin - Drums (2008-2011)
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The Riverdales - Riverdales album art Riverdales* Riverdales (Album) Lookout! Records US 1995 Sell This Version
The Riverdales - Storm The Streets album art The Riverdales Storm The Streets (Album) Honest Don's US 1997 Sell This Version
The Riverdales - Phase 3 album art Riverdales* Phase 3 (Album) 145 Records US 2003 Sell This Version
The Riverdales - Invasion USA album art Riverdales* Invasion USA (Album) Asian Man Records US 2009 Sell This Version
The Riverdales - Tarantula album art The Riverdales Tarantula (Album) Recess Records (2) US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Riverdales - Back To You album art Riverdales* Back To You (Single) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records US 1995 Sell This Version
LK115, LOOKOUT 115 The Riverdales - Fun Tonight / I'm A Vegetable album art Riverdales* Fun Tonight / I'm A Vegetable(7", Single) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records LK115, LOOKOUT 115 US 1995 Sell This Version
DON 009-7 The Riverdales - Blood On The Ice b/w No Sense album art Riverdales* Blood On The Ice b/w No Sense(7", Single) Honest Don's DON 009-7 US 1997 Sell This Version