Anberlin's New Surrender may not be out until late September, but the band is going to be offering an interesting pre-order on this summer's Warped Tour. For $15, you will be able to purchase a pre-order USB wristband that contains four exclusive tracks, "Breaking (Alternate Acoustic Remix)," "Hello Alone (Remix)," "Unwinding Cable Car (Remix)" and "Feel Good Drag (Remix)." More information can be found in the replies.
We're giving away two tickets to the June 25th Warped Tour date in Phoenix, AZ courtesy of Katy Perry and Capitol Records. If you're interested in attending, riddle me this: which daytime soap opera did Katy Perry recently make an appearance on? The first person to reply with the correct answer will win the tickets.
Atticus Clothing and Virgin Megastore USA have announced the first in a series of in-store appearances in coordination with this year's Warped Tour. Appearances will be made by bands such as As I Lay Dying, Protest The Hero, Stick To Your Guns and Jet Lag Gemini will be appearing at the Virgin Megastore in Tempe, AZ at 6 pm, June 24th to give fans a chance to hang out before the Phoenix date of the Warped Tour the next day. Atticus will be giving away free clothing and some winners will get passes for Warped. To get in, you must have a special wristband you can only acquire by purchasing a new Atticus Clothing t-shirt or one of the attending bands' albums from the Virgin Megastore.
The staff members at AP.net know how much you idolize us and want nothing more than to be able to give a hearty handshake or warm hug to display your affection. There's no better way to do that this summer than at the Warped Tour, where many of us will be attending. Buzznet has put together a nifty list of ways to get a VIP pass, which will help you achieve that goal of giving staff love.
The Warped Eco Initiatve is once again looking for volunteers to help out with venue recycling at Warped Tour in exchange for free entry to the Warped date as well as other perks. Find all of the details in the replies.
Warped Tour tickets are now on sale through Warped's fan community section, which are $10 cheaper than the public on-sale and come with a free Warped Compilation CD and a chance to win a flyaway to the Warped Kickoff show.
Team Goldie remembers that beautiful summer Warped Tour day in 2001 when he played "San Dimas High School Football Rules" with The Ataris in a new mypace blog (with pictures), and asks for your help to play the festival once again.
Story of the Year, MXPX, Envy On The Coast Ft. Anthony Green, Family Force 5, and Danger Radio will be playing the Ernie Ball Showcase on Friday March 14th at the Habana Annex on 6th street in Austin, TX.
Also, Protest the Hero, Forever the Sickest Kids (all but 2 weeks), The Audition, and MC Chris will be headlining the Ernie Ball stage this summer on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.
In addition, the first 4 slots of each day are available to unsigned bands looking to play live on the Ernie Ball. Sign-ups open soon at www.battleofthebands.com.
Update: The chat is now over. A huge thanks goes out to Kevin for taking time to answer questions from our users. If you missed the chat, don't be afraid to enter the tread and poke around; there may even be a Warped Tour band or two hidden within.
Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Come in to find out more about the landmark festivals, what's in store for Kevin in the future, the music industry in general, or just to say hello.
Kevin Lyman recently wrote a piece about this year's Warped Tour Smartpunk stage co-headliners Set Your Goals. You can read it here. If Kevin Lyman's recommendation isn't enough reason to check them out, the AP.net staff also thinks they're pretty good.
Broadway Calls has signed to Adeline Records. They are re-releasing their debut full-length on the label March 18th, 2008. They have also been announced to play the entire Warped Tour this year. Also, they are embarking on a tour with Ruiner starting today. The dates are in the replies.
One of our astute readers listened to Kevin Lyman (creator of Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos) speak at Ferris State University earlier tonight and provided this detailed description of the highlights, including record industry thoughts, Warped '08, and a Warped '07 DVD. Read the full account below.
As Warped Tour '07 comes to a close, Absolute Access was able to venture down to one of the remaining dates on this year's tour. We were able to feature 3 bands, each at different levels of Warped tour, including The Starting Line, All Time Low, and Go Crash Audio. The videos can be seen here or in the replies.
Not that you need a reminder Warped Tour is still taking place, but those planning on attending the few remaining dates, please make sure and stop by the Absolutepunk tent for free stuff, signings, and hang with some of the staff. Info on the remaining dates can be seen here.