Fans who attended Warped Tour were very generous this year. Over 52,000 pints of blood were donated in addition to 416,000 pounds of canned food. Check out updates from Warped below after the jump.
Kevin Lyman, the man behind Warped Tour, will be teaching a one-day class with CreativeLive called In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours on September 27th. This is a great chance for an individual to tune in to what’s on Kevin’s mind, and how you might use that for your own work. Find more details here and check out a description below after the jump.
The 20th year of the umber and the Warped Tour has officially come to a close after welcoming over 500,000 fans from June through August. It’s now time to wake up tomorrow for a week of around 50 tour announcements. Check out some tweets from Kevin Lyman below after the jump.
Warped Tour Set Lists
Warped Tour is just about over, but PropertyOfZack has one more Playlist from our favorite stage: the Acoustic Basement. We got Nick Santino, Brian Marquis, PJ Bond, Elder Brian, Better Off, and I The Mighty to give us their Playlists for the summer on the Warped Tour. Check out Playlists from the Acoustic Basement stage on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Warped Tour Set Lists
The Maine - My Heroine
Of all the tours we’ve done together I always get excited when Jared starts playing that opening guitar riff. This will be a cool song to see live this summer
We Are The In Crowd - The Best Thing (That Never Happened)
These kids are some of my good friends and old touring compadres. Tay sent me this tune not too long ago and I remember being a fan of it right away. I loved how they managed to put so much energy and attitude into one song.
Saves The Day - Shoulder To The Wheel
Saves the day has been one of my favorite bands since I was in 7th grade. I remember hearing this song and seeing the music video and being hooked. I can only hope they play this song and others from this record this summer. I’ll be in heaven
Every Time I Die - I Suck (Blood)
Believe it or not ETID is one of my favorite bands and has been since early highschool. I love driving around playing them loud in my car. They are one of the main reasons I’m stoked to be on warped this summer.
Finch - Letters To You
Not much to say here. I loved Finch and I’m sure a lot of the bands playing this summer can agree. This will be a fun as to catch.
Echosmith - Cool Kids
Not sure where I first heard this band from but when I heard this song I loved it right away. I’m pretty stoked to see this live.
Mayday Parade - Kids In Love
Some of the coolest and devoted group of guys I’ve ever toured with. I can’t wait to spend a summer with these guys.
A couple that aren’t playing this year..
Alkaline Trio - My Friend Peter
Alkaline Trio will always be one of my favorite bands. This was the first song I ever heard from them. I was in 7th grade at the time. Will always be my favorite song.
Glassjaw - Tip Your Bartender
I remember seeing Glassjaw on warped in like 2004 or something. Damn this song would be awesome to see live again.
Blink 182 - The Rock Show
This will always be the song I think about when I think about Warped Tour.
There are so many great bands out on the Vans Warped Tour and I’m lucky enough to get to put a lot of them together in the Acoustic Basement stage, which I run and perform on as well. Here are just 10 of some of my favorites that I’m looking forward to this summer. I implore you to do your homework and give them all a fair listen, you might discover something new that could change your life or at least make your day more awesome. Come say hi to me in the tent this summer. Cheers!
The summer and the Warped Tour has been a good one this year. Over 500,000 fans have hit the festival this year with just three shows left. Check out a tweet from Lyman below after the jump.
The Early November are playing the Acoustic Basement Stage at Warped Tour today. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.
The Early November, I Can Make A Mess Announce Acoustic Tour
Shirts For A Cure were robbed at Warped Tour yesterday “of a significant amount of donations we have received throughout our summer fund raising effort.” Check out details below after the jump.
PropertyOfZack Senior Writer Jesse Richman headed out to Warped Tour a few weeks ago to sweat while watching bands, but to also do some great interviews for the site.
Jesse spoke with Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade about Warped Tour, Monsters In The Closet a year later, future plans, and writing for a next release. Read the interview below!
POZ: Derek, I know we caught up with you fairly recently, but we’re now in the middle of Warped Tour, and Mayday Parade are one of the headlining acts, so I just want to know how it’s going to far.
DS: It’s been incredible. It’s always tough to say while it’s happening, but it’s certainly, if not my favorite, then one of my favorite tours I’ve ever done. It’s my favorite Warped Tour I’ve done. I feel like each time you do Warped Tour, you kind of get more used to it and comfortable with it. It’s such a great experience. We know so many people on the tour. And like you said, we’re playing the main stage for the first time, which is really incredible, it’s a milestone for us. It’s all good things, it’s great!
Having done it so many times, does it feel different being a mainstage act?
It’s a bigger look. Warped Tour is intimidating at first. We followed it and sold CDs outside at first — we weren’t even part of it — and then we played it several times on smaller stages and kind of worked our way up. At first it can be very intimidating; you don’t want to do the wrong thing, or piss off the wrong person. It’s almost overwhelming. But each time, as you do it more and more… And part of it, being on the main stage as well, it’s comfortable. But it’s very cool.
Is it a different approach from a production standpoint?
I suppose so. The stage itself isn’t that much bigger than the blow-up stage, the Monster Energy stage or whatever, but we tried to do our best with a cool backdrop scrim, a 3D-kind of thing. We just go out and have fun.
One thing I thought was kind of cool about the lineup this year is, some years there’s one or two super-huge headliner acts, but this year there’s more parity at that mainstage level. How do you think that’s affected the crowds that have come out?
It’s tough to say. It seems like it’s been doing really well, there’s a lot of people. I feel like a lot of times, there’s the one band that always plays towards the end, because they’re kind of the headliner, and this year it seems to be a little more spread out. I think that maybe that’s a good thing, so long as people are still showing up. And it’s probably always like this, but I feel like it happens more and more, where there are bigger bands on other stages, so you have fewer kids that just stand in front of the main stage and watch all day. People float around and check out other bands on different stages. It’s been great vibes so far.
You guys have been doing Warped Tour for a long time; this is, what, your sixth run?
It’s our fifth time playing it, and then we followed it, so that doesn’t really count, but we essentially did all of Warped Tour that year.
I imagine there were kids who were, like, the youngest kids in the crowd coming to see you those early years, who are now the old folks here. Maybe they’ve got their little brother or sister in tow who are getting exposed to you for the first time. Do you feel like you’re bringing in kids who still don’t know about you at this point? Or is it more of your loyal fanbase showing up to support you?
I’d say it’s a little bit of both, and that’s what’s great about it. It’s almost been nine years of being in this band, so anyone who was a fan in the beginning is a lot older now. I feel like we’ve had a whole lot of people who have stuck around, and there also seems to be a lot of newer, younger fans who are getting into it as well. It’s a blend of both, which is amazing. We’re very grateful to still be able to tour at this level.