Festival Recap: Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Event In Mountain View, CA

On July 20-21, thousands of people descended upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour at the final of three 25th anniversary events. It was a long weekend of music, skating, wrestling, and more.

People started moving into the event on Saturday morning and they were already excited for what lied ahead. For those that wanted to take in the whole festival, it was nice to get in as early as possible to navigate the festival grounds and check out the various merch booths, vendors, etc. before their favorite artists took the stage. This date featured performances from the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, August Burns Red, Wage War, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, Anti-Flag, OFF!, Meg & Dia, Silent Planet, and tons more. These groups managed to bring in an unmatched energy that captured the spirit of the festival’s 25 year run. Every act was memorable for different reasons, whether it be The Offspring’s impeccable showmanship and comedic stage banter, Bad Religion’s killer musicianship, Anti-Flag’s inspiring words, or Wage War’s intense onslaught.

As day two arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent and positive vibes. This day included artists such as NOFX, who played an abbreviated set after some travel issues, Jawbreaker, The Used, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Juliet Simms, Dance Gavin Dance, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more. Every artist had a different flair to them, helping to enhance the festival experience even more. This included the awesome dual vocal stylings of Dance Gavin Dance and Atreyu, amazingly powerful vocals from Simms, the entertaining and comedic nature of The All-American Rejects, the extremely energetic Sum 41, and the fun dancey vibe of Black.

Despite all these great things, the real highlight came at the end. NOFX’s flight got cancelled and they ultimately needed to get flown in on a private jet, before getting a police escort to the venue. However, they weren’t going to make it until 9:50, so organizer Kevin Lyman recruited a number of musicians to cover songs from the band until then. Members of Goldfinger, Sum 41, Thrice, Atreyu, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, etc. participated in the cool performance, which Lyman described as a drunken jam session, reminiscent of past Warped barbecues. They even had a fan, identified as Twitch, sing a song before Fat Mike ran out, much to the crowd’s delight.

Once NOFX took the stage, they powered through 11 tracks, before being told to stop, but it was awesome nonetheless. The band were hilarious, energetic, and they managed to give Warped Tour a proper send-off, regardless of the circumstances.

All in all, the whole weekend was a blast. There may have been a few hiccups at the very end, but it actually worked out by making everything even more memorable. The iconic “punk rock summer camp” has been bringing people together for 25 years and it ended the way it should have, with a community joined together by the power of music.

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Polaris Added To Northlane’s European/UK Tour

Polaris have been added to Northlane’s upcoming European/UK tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature Silent Planet and Void Of Vision.

Tour Dates:

11/22 Karlsruhe, GER – De Weiße Rose
11/23 Paris, FRA – Le Gibus
11/24 Antwerp, BEL – Be Zappa
11/26 Leeds, UK – Stylus
11/27 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/28 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
12/01 London, UK – Electric Brixton
12/03 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
12/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Hotel Cecil
12/05 Eskilstuna, SWE – Lokomotivet
12/07 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
12/09 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
12/11 Berlin, GER – SO36
12/12 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/13 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
12/14 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
12/15 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/17 Munchen, GER – Backstage
12/18 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/19 Luxemburg, LUX – Den Atelier
12/20 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
12/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Northlane’s new album “Alien” will be released on August 2.

Silent Planet Announce Summer Headlining Dates

Silent Planet have booked some headlining shows around their tour with August Burns Red and Silverstein. Here’s the dates:

06/14 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
06/15 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
06/17 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
06/18 Columbus, OH – Age Of Cups
08/13 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/14 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
08/15 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
08/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

Northlane Premiere “Bloodline” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Alien”

Northlane have premiered a new video for their new song “Bloodline.” This track is from the band’s new album “Alien,” which will be released on August 2.

Marcus Bridge commented:

“I was raised in hell but I made it out. Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”

“‘Bloodline‘ was one of the first songs that came about in the writing process for the album. When we were trying to decide what we wanted to write about, we decided early on that we wanted to keep the album pretty personal. I wanted to tell the stories of my upbringing and the ups and downs that come along with that.”

“It talks about that idea of growing up in a broken home despite all odds and what might be expected of someone who grows up like that. You are able to be what people think of you and break out of that spiral, that terrible world. For me, that’s a mix of telling the story simple, but then it also tells some parts of my story in really fine detail.

For example, the second verse goes into a lot of moments that I actually remember growing up and these landmarks — all these things I remember seeing. This song is a perfect way to sum up the album and also be the first toe in the water to be able to tell this story.”

He also added the following about the video, which was directed by Jason Eshraghian:

“We’ve grown as a band together with Jason. He understands the stories we’re trying to tell through our videos. When it came down to the more personal subject, I don’t think it would have been possible to do it with someone we hadn’t worked with before because I don’t know if I would have felt comfortable having someone that we hadn’t worked with before telling this story and someone that doesn’t really know me and know how I want to tell this story.

Jason delivered again, and this video is one of my favorite videos that I have ever done. It goes into some fine detail once again about that environment of growing up around parents who use drugs, violent parents and all that stuff that a lot of people do deal with that maybe don’t feel comfortable talking about. This video is going to make you feel pretty uncomfortable, but I think it’s a story that isn’t really told often enough.”

“Alien” Track Listing:

01. “Details Matter”
02. “Bloodline”
03. “4D”
04. “Talking Heads”
05. “Freefall”
06. “Jinn”
07. “Eclipse”
08. “Rift”
09. “Paradigm”
10. “Vultures”
11. “Sleepless”

In other news, the group have also announced a world tour in support of the album:

North America (with ERRA, Currents, and Crystal Lake):

08/14 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/17 Vancouver, BC – Bitmore Cabaret
08/18 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/23 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
08/24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/25 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
08/27 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
08/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/29 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
08/30 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
08/31 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
09/04 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/05 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
09/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/07 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
09/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/10 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
09/11 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
09/13 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/15 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

Australia (with Counterparts, Silent Planet, and Void Of Vision):

10/11 Sydney, AUS – UNSW Roundhouse
10/12 Brisbane, AUS – Triffid
10/18 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
10/19 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
10/20 Perth, AUS – Capitol (no Void Of Vision)

Europe/UK (with Silent Planet and Void Of Vision):

11/22 Karlsruhe, GER – De Weiße Rose
11/23 Paris, FRA – Le Gibus
11/24 Antwerp, BEL – Be Zappa
11/26 Leeds, UK – Stylus
11/27 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/28 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
12/01 London, UK – Electric Brixton
12/03 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
12/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Hotel Cecil
12/05 Eskilstuna, SWE – Lokomotivet
12/07 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
12/09 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
12/11 Berlin, GER – SO36
12/12 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/13 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
12/14 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
12/15 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/17 Munchen, GER – Backstage
12/18 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/19 Luxemburg, LUX – Den Atelier
12/20 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
12/21 Wiesbaden, GER – De Schlachthof

More Bands Added To Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Events

More bands have been added to the Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary events. You can check out the updated lineups below.

June 8: Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Emery
Hawthorne Heights
Meg & Dia
Simple Plan
We The Kings
Peter McPoland And The Haps

June 29-30: Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach:

311
A Day To Remember
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Atmosphere
Atreyu
Bad Religion
Big D And The Kids Table
Blink-182
Bowling For Soup
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
CKY
Deadly Apples
Dem Atlas
Dirty Heads
The Doped Up Dollies
Eyes Set To Kill
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Glassjaw
Good Charlotte
H2O
Hidden In Plain View
Hyro The Hero
I The Mighty
Juliet Simms
Kaleido
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Meg & Dia
Memphis May Fire
The Menzingers
Not Ur Girlfrenz
The Offspring
Oxymorons
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Shiragirl
Simple Plan
The Skatalites
Sleeping With Sirens
Stacked Like Pancakes
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Taking Back Sunday
Tatiana Demaria
The Ones You Forgot
Thrice
Travie McCoy
Trophy Eyes
The Used
Valencia
Wage War
We The Kings

Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre:

July 20:

Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Ariana And The Rose
August Burns Red
Bad Religion
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Face To Face
FEA
Fishbone
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Good Charlotte
I The Mighty
Lagwagon
Less Than Jake
Meg & Dia
OFF!
The Offspring
One OK Rock
Ozomatli
Plague Vendor
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Silent Planet
Silverstein
Simple Plan
Skating Polly
Travie McCoy
The Vandals
Wage War
We The Kings
The World Over

July 21:

The All-American Rejects
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Atreyu
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Circa Survive
Confide
Dance Gavin Dance
The Dollyrots
Elder Brother
Four Year Strong
Go Betty Go
Hyro The Hero
Jawbreaker
Juliet Simms
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
NOFX
Quicksand
Shiragirl
Sleeping With Sirens
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Street Drum Corps
Sum 41
Teenage Bottlerocket
Thrice
Tsunami Bomb
Twiztid
The Used
Vigil Of War
Whitney Peyton
Yungblud

August Burns Red Announce “Constellations” 10th Anniversary Tour

August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Constellations” on a world tour this year. Silverstein and Silent Planet will open on the North American leg, while ERRA and Currents will open on the European/UK leg.

August Burns Red commented:

“We are very excited to bring everyone the 10 years of ‘Constellations‘ world tour. This is something that fans have been asking for, and we intend to deliver with the most ridiculous production and show we’ve ever put on. ‘Constellations‘ was an extremely important record for the members in the band, so we can’t wait to celebrate with you all!”

Tour Dates:

North America (with Silverstein & Silent Planet):

06/20 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
06/21 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/22 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/23 Montreal, QC – M Telus
06/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
06/26 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
06/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
06/28 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
07/01 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
07/03 Sauget, IL – Pops
07/05 Kansas City, MO – Truman
07/06 Denver, CO – Fillmore
07/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/09 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
07/10 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
07/11 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
07/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
07/14 Portland, OR – Roseland
07/16 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/17 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
07/19 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
07/20 Mountain View, CA – Warped Tour
07/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
07/24 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
07/26 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
07/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
07/28 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
07/30 Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor
07/31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/01 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
08/02 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
08/03 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music
08/04 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
08/06 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
08/07 Norfolk, VA – Norva
08/08 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
08/09 Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
08/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
08/11 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater

Australia:

10/11 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russel
10/12 Sydney, AUS – Metro
10/13 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
10/14 Brisbane, AUS – Triffid
10/16 Perth, AUS – Capitol
10/17 Adelaide, AUS – Lions Art Factory
10/20 Honolulu, HI – The Republik

Europe/UK (with ERRA & Currents):

11/19 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/20 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/21 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
11/22 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
11/23 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
11/24 Vienna, AUT – Flex
11/25 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
11/27 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
11/28 Leeds, UK – Beckett Su
11/29 Bristol, UK – Swx
11/30 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
12/01 Stuttgart, GER – Lka-Longhorn
12/02 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/04 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
12/05 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
12/06 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
12/07 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg

Lineups Revealed For Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Events

The lineups have officially been revealed for the Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary events. You can check those out below.

June 8: Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Emery
Hawthorne Heights
Simple Plan
We The Kings
Peter McPoland And The Haps

June 29-30: Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach:

311
A Day To Remember
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Atmosphere
Atreyu
Bad Religion
Big D And The Kids Table
Blink-182
Bowling For Soup
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
CKY
Dem Atlas
Dirty Heads
The Doped Up Dollies
Eyes Set To Kill
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Glassjaw
Good Charlotte
Gym Class Heroes
H2O
Hidden In Plain View
I The Mighty
Juliet Simms
Kaleido
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
The Menzingers
Not Ur Girlfrenz
The Offspring
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Simple Plan
The Skatalites
Sleeping With Sirens
Stacked Like Pancakes
The Starting Line
Taking Back Sunday
Thrice
Trophy Eyes
Valencia
Wage War
We The Kings

July 20-21: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre:

The All-American Rejects
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Ariana And The Rose
Atreyu
August Burns Red
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Bad Religion
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
Confide
Dance Gavin Dance
The Dollyrots
Elder Brother
Face To Face
Fea
Fishbone
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Go Betty Go
Good Charlotte
Gym Class Heroes
I The Mighty
Jawbreaker
Juliet Simms
Lagwagon
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
NOFX
OFF!
The Offspring
Ozomatli
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Shiragirl
Silent Planet
Silverstein
Simple Plan
Skating Polly
Sleeping With Sirens
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Street Drum Corps
Sum 41
Thrice
Tsunami Bomb
The Used
The Vandals
Vigil Of War
Wage War
We The Kings
Whitney Peyton