Original frontman Glenn Danzig will be joining bassist Jerry Only and longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein for the first time since 1983 at the Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, Colorado and the Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, Illinois in September (16).
Now the group has confirmed Lombardo will be an "honorary Misfit" for the gigs, and he can't wait to perform alongside the legendary stars.
"The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal," the percussionist tells RollingStone.com. "It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honoured to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band."
Danzig reveals the feeling was mutual, hailing Lombardo as "one of the best drummers around", adding, "I can't wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows."