Another summer means the annual Vans Warped Tour is in full swing right now, and there’s dozens of bands who are straight killing it this season – from pop-punk standouts Boston Manor to melodic hardcore veterans Counterparts, every band on the tour has a place and a message to spread. This goes twofold for bands like Counterparts and Trophy Eyes, who have to pay expensive fees for international work visas just to make it overseas – not to mention further expenses just for being far away from home.
That being said, the fact that Warped Tour exists is a borderline miracle, considering the setup and takedown that goes on every single day. The international bands playing this tour often have more of a proverbial chip on their shoulder, and in conjunction with Warped, bands like Counterparts and Trophy Eyes are taking part in a mini documentary that shows the struggles and financial issues these bands often face – but also the hard work that they put in on a daily basis. You can check out a short 4 minute teaser below – the teaser is quite compelling and will likely make for interesting viewing.
How killer are basement and house shows, really? Especially seeing a band that is currently slaying crowds on Warped in Counterparts, as well as hardcore favorites Gideon. It certainly has to be an experience. However, 6/28 was a rare off day for the tour, so while most bands took the travel day to properly rest, Counterparts were having none of it. Joined by the bands On Point and Many Rooms (who are phenomenal), they all played a house show in Tennessee. We were able to snag some video, which you can watch below. We’ll be adding a few more videos as well – so stay tuned! Even OL STONE COLD was in on the action.
Venue: House of Blues
Location: Orlando, Florida
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Lineup: Like Pacific, Movements, Counterparts, Senses Fail
Photographer: Tara Nicole Mann
Counterparts are not new to the hardcore scene by any means. Formed in 2007 this melodic hardcore band have shown that they bring the heat with four studio albums. With the release of “Tragedy Will Find Us” we are given another above par hardcore album. Hear what we think about this record after the jump!