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Ernie Ball Launch Warped Tour "Battle of the...

Posted by: Jason Tate (04/01/14)
Ernie Ball Guitar Strings has launched their annual Battle of the Bands for a spot on the Vans Warped Tour and a chance to win over $35,000 in gear and prizes. Want to win? You can get all the details and sign up here. More details in the replies.
  
 
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08:35 AM on 04/01/14
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Ernie Ball’s 18th annual Warped Tour Battle of the Bands is now open!

For the 18th year in a row, Ernie Ball is giving unsigned bands a chance to win a performing slot on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour and a chance at over $35,000 in gear and prizes.

Enter your band now for a chance at a $15,000 Guitar Center shopping spree, a 3 song EP recorded with John Feldmann, and over $20,000 in prize gear including:

Ernie Ball endorsement
Music Man Guitars and Basses
Blackstar Amps
Vans Prize Pack
DW Drum Set
Apogee Duet
Zildjian Cymbal Pack
TC Electronic Pedals
Electro-Voice Mic Pack
JH Audio In-Ear Monitors
Mark Bass Amp
08:42 AM on 04/01/14
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Hello, Seattle. Somewhere Up There. Check 'em.
08:52 AM on 04/01/14
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Always a cool deal.
09:05 AM on 04/01/14
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Check out my band CHANGE TO FIRE for Salt Lake City, Utah. Vote for us, por favor!
09:19 AM on 04/01/14
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Definitely voting for this guy. Meow.

09:27 AM on 04/01/14
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Definitely voting for this guy. Meow.

Kinda looks like Jack from All Time Low's younger kitty brother.
09:37 AM on 04/01/14
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I honestly can't think of anything more annoying than local bands spamming all their friends to play Warped Tour. I am completely embarrassed that I used to do it for my old band.
10:15 AM on 04/01/14
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You never know what bands will come out of this thing
10:24 AM on 04/01/14
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You never know what bands will come out of this thing
That is wild.
10:34 AM on 04/01/14
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I honestly can't think of anything more annoying than local bands spamming all their friends to play Warped Tour. I am completely embarrassed that I used to do it for my old band.
I agree that it gets spammy, but it also works. I've played warped 3 times through this. But I also think you can only do it so much... Like you said it gets pretty annoying, and super saturated.
11:13 AM on 04/01/14
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I agree that it gets spammy, but it also works. I've played warped 3 times through this. But I also think you can only do it so much... Like you said it gets pretty annoying, and super saturated.
Some of my friend's bands have also played it multiple times. I agree that it can help some, but I wish there were ways to regulate this, like only allowing people to vote for 2 weeks before the date, or something like that. Sadly, every little post made promotes the tour, so that will never happen.

My main issue with this is that the bands spam the hell out of everyone, and then it's not even that good of exposure. Most people don't stop and listen to smaller bands when there are tons of bands they've actually heard of playing at the same time. Yes, there are exceptions to this, but I have seen dozens of local bands play Warped Tour and only perform for their friends and family. Sure, you can say you've played Warped Tour, but it is very hard to gain fans and network just from playing one date on the smallest stage.
11:37 AM on 04/01/14
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Kinda looks like Jack from All Time Low's younger kitty brother.
Hahaha. It does.
11:56 AM on 04/01/14
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i can't believe this still exists
12:53 PM on 04/01/14
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My bands in this for anyone that gives a shit
http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/lowerlifes

The song not sick on there is free download on our bandcamp, and we're gonna be recording two songs next month that will be up for free download as well
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