Guess there's a new definition for the term "Warped Tour Artist", actually. PureVolume got members of 18 different Warped bands — including New Found Glory, The Used and Anti-Flag — to doodle self-portraits, and they're up for grabs in a new contest at PureVolume. Good luck.
A young woman has passed away at Warped Tour today in Toronto. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Police say the cause was "likely a medical issue," but if you are going out to one of the remaining shows on the tour, remember to stay hydrated.
All Time Low's Rian Dawson and Jack Barakat paused during one of the band's recent Warped Tour dates to reveal what they love best about the tour, why they end their set the way they do, and "the best lineup I've ever seen". Watch them on PureVolume.
Local Arizona acoustic duo, While We're Up, were in a car accident in Wisconsin yesterday while following Warped Tour. One of the two members died immediately on scene, the other is in critical condition.
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Warped Tour for two days. One day as a spectator and one day working for No Sleep Records. I found out two things: I'm bad at trying to sell samplers to kids, and that a lot of work goes into the festival every day from people who could care less about what you have to say behind a computer. I want to thank Chris and Nabeel at No Sleep Records, Andy at Green Vans for letting me crash a night between cities, Sean from Bridge 9 for many laughs and Drew for driving us safely through the night. Thank you to all the bands and artists for all the talks we had during those late nights. You can read my thoughts here. What are your favorite moments...
Starting Saturday in San Antonio, we'll have AbsolutePunk buttons to give away at this year's Vans Warped Tour. I'll be at the No Sleep Records tent Saturday and Sunday in Houston. So come say "Hello!" and grab a pin and be sure to check out what our friends at No Sleep brought along with them all summer, including their sampler featuring new and unreleased tracks from the label's newest signings and alumni you are already loving. Don't worry, even after this weekend, we're going to leave the buttons at the tent for all the dates. Make sure to snag one before they're all gone.
FUSE will be streaming some Warped Tour sets tonight beginning at 7:40 EST. The schedule is below, and you should be able to watch it in the replies when it goes live...but if streams don't work when embedded, the link is here.
Days after kicking off Warped Tour, Taking Back Sunday's Mark O'Connell and Shaun Cooper catch up with PureVolume. Can you guess what O'Connell says is "the only reason that this band is still together"? Check out the whole Q&A at PureVolume.
Alternative Press has revealed the three different covers for its Warped Tour issue. There are three different musicians on each cover, which you can check out in the replies. All Time Low and We Are the In Crowd are the only relatively pop-punk bands represented, with Falling In Reverse, Of Mice & Men, Motionless In White, Miss May I, Blessthefall, Sleeping With Sirens, and Pierce The Veil taking the other featured spots.
The 2012 Warped Tour begins today. If you're wondering what kind of merch you'll find, our users have compiled a list complete with images. Don't forget to check out out our Bands to Watch at Warped list. Let us know what date you'll be attending and who you're looking forward to seeing in the replies.
It looks like the Irvine City Council isn't exactly stoked to have Warped Tour come to town next Thursday. It seems like they're worried that people will be drinking beer and rowdily moshing. They're also afraid of Anti-Flag yelling at the crowd to "fuck police brutality" a bunch of times.
In conjunction with today's Thursday Discussion about summer songs, the AP.net Staff has assembled a feature of 26 bands we think you should check out on this year's Warped Tour. The tour kicks off this week in Salt Lake City and will snake around North America for about two months, so whichever date you go to, check out some of the bands we've listed below if you're unsure of who to watch! Take to the replies to discuss who you're excited to watch this year and how you think this year's lineup compares to recent Warped Tours.
Music Saves Lives, a non-profit encouraging youth blood donations, and the new charity based photo sharing app, PictureHealing have partnered to encourage Vans Warped Tour music lovers to donate blood. From now until June 16th donors can use PictureHealing to have their picture taken giving blood, post to their Twitter with the hashtag #giveblood and have a chance to win a free ticket upgrade for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
Today we're all extremely excited to premiere the brand new music video from Los Angeles metalcore band The Ghost Inside, for their brand new single, "Engine 45". This single is from the bands upcoming third full length record, Get What You Give, out June 19th on Epitaph Records. You can buy the single on iTunes here, and on Amazon here. Be sure and catch The Ghost Inside on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, which starts June 16th in Salt Lake City.
Hit the replies for the music video and single artwork.
Edit: You can now read a new interview with Jonathan Vigil here.
Warped Tour has announced the OurStage.com Stage, which will feature bands from the East Coast on 22 dates of the tour. You can check out the video announcement in the replies. Below that video, you can see the bands that are playing each stage at the tour - the main stage, called the Kia Rio Stage, includes All Time Low, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory and Yellowcard, among others.
Edit: The Ourstage.com Stage lineup is in the first reply now as well.
As of now ... Warped Tour is totally booked and closed for bands. The only way to have a chance to play is by entering the Ernie Ball: Battle of the Bands. In each city: 4 bands will be chosen to play the Ernie Ball stage, and 3 acoustic acts will be chosen to play the brand new acoustic basement stage presented by Full Sail University.
Today we are giving away a prize pack in celebration of the iTunes release of No Room For Rock Stars. It has a tote bag, branded trucker hat, gift card for a free Vans Custom Shoe and Vans coffee table book which includes a chapter on the history of The Vans Warped Tour. We are asking you to write a response, statement, or story to the question: "What does Warped Tour mean to you?" The best post will be chosen. I will close the thread on April 6th at midnight EST. Good luck and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.
Update: The thread is now closed. Thanks to all of you who participated. I will PM the winner.