Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Vans Warped Tour
A widely circulated April Fools’ Day article this spring reported that the Vans Warped Tour was coming to an end. Though that report was quickly debunked, it was easy enough to believe. After all, generations of former punks that have outgrown the festival have waited for the annual roadshow to run its course, but it continues to keep on ticking, drawing a perennially young audience with bands from all over the punk, metal and ska spectrums. Among the many acts on this year’s tour: Hawthorne Heights, The Used, Sleeping With Sirens, Hey Ocean, Forever The Sickest Kids, MC Lars, Like Moths to Flames, Madchild, Mac Lethal, Reel Big Fish, The Summer Set, We Came as Romans and more metalcore groups that you can count on two tightly clenched hands.