The final cross-country edition of the Vans Warped Tour is happening this summer, and while that news is indeed very sad for the long-running summer festival, the final lineup is absolutely stacked with some shocking bands, along with the possibility of special guest bands joining in each city. Check out the full list below.
The final Vans Warped Tour (in this capacity, anyway) will happen this summer. The news hit like a shockwave to many, but to others it wasn’t a huge surprise. Might as well go out on top, right? Warped was an institution.
That being said, founder Kevin Lyman may have just hinted at some of the bands on the tour, including possible bombshells like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Knocked Loose, and more. The information comes from a breaking Twitter exchange, and the potential info comes as you read through said exchange. While there’s no way to necessarily confirm this info (other than this possible report) we can only speculate at this time. But a lineup filled with bands that people loved 10 years ago when they first started out? Very awesome to think about. It just needs lots of The Ghost Inside.
“If you see something, say something”. That’s essentially the message that Baltimore, Maryland thrashy punk band War On Women brought to the table all summer on the Vans Warped Tour, providing a powerful catalyst for social change through 25-30 minutes of absolutely plastering music. Now that the run is over, what’s next for the band? The mission continues.
Part of the Safer Spaces initiative this summer as well, I talked with War On Women frontwoman Shawna Potter about hate speech, politics, and of course, the band’s message they’re bringing to the table. Check it out below.
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.