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Happy Friday everyone! I had planned to spend the day catching up on podcasts and relaxing for the long Fourth of July weekend. So, first things first: I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend. Definitely take advantage of that Apple Music trial to try out some new music while watching fireworks (I wrote up a few things Iíve been listening to lately on my blog). Usually this is the part of the week where Iíd link to something funny, random, or interesting that I found over the past week. However, after seeing my Twitter at-replies this morning Iím just not in the mood for that right now. Instead, since I need more than 140 characters and Iím getting a bunch of questions about my...
Jason Tate on 07/03/15 - 12:31 PM
Brian Marquis has taken to Twitter to clarify that he had nothing to do with Front Porch Step playing the acoustic stage in Nashville.
I want to clarify I had no hand in the events in Nashville nor was I part of the planning. I also did not introduce anyone onstage.
Jason Tate on 07/03/15 - 11:20 AM
Dear Warped Tour,

We need to talk.

I fell in love with you when I was newly 16 years old. It was 2007, and the first year Iíd found a way to get to you. My friend and I made plans, and scrimped and saved, and convinced a parent to drive us all the way out to Wheatland, California to see you. It was one of the best days of my life up until that point. You were the reason I started a band. You were the reason I have a platform to write this today, because you lead me to discover the bands that made me want to write.

But that was then, and things change.

There comes a time where actions have to be amplified louder than words. Iíve loved you as much as Iíve ever loved...
Anna Acosta on 07/01/15 - 05:47 PM
This time last year, there were so many of us challenging structures like the Warped Tour on their refusal to accurately represent female artists on their bills. We talked about the way it acts as a barrier to women who wish to get involved in alternative music and the message it sends to female fans that their place is solely in audiences, looking up to male artists and being treated only as groupies, ďfangirlsĒ or, if theyíre lucky, backstage staff. We called upon Kevin Lyman and his peers to buy into the concept that they have a certain social responsibility to the people that they make their money from.

Today, Front Porch Step is playing the Warped Tour and may possibly play the...
Kelly Doherty on 07/01/15 - 11:15 AM
Escape The Fate is currently on the road right now on the Vans Warped Tour (on the Monster Energy stage), and we're currently featuring a blog from the road each week from members in the band. Hit the replies to read the first blog in the series, by guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft.
Jake Denning on 06/26/15 - 12:04 PM
In a continuation of his Warped Wednesday series of covers, American Opera covered Man Overboard's "Where I Left You."

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Craig Ismaili on 06/25/15 - 06:42 AM
Warped Tour's Yahoo Live Stream of the first day of Warped Tour from Pomona California is live now. Join the discussion in the Vans Warped Tour thread in the Tour Discussion Forum.
Craig Ismaili on 06/19/15 - 11:44 AM
Yahoo Live will be live streaming the first day of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour on June 19th starting at 11amPST/2pm EST.
Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 01:17 PM
Warped Tour's UK lineup can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 12:08 PM
The Vans Warped Tour kicks off its 21st year on Friday in Pomona, CA, and there's a whole lot of bands to pick and choose from. Fellow staffer Anthony Sorendino and myself will be in attendance this year, so we wrote up a short list of fifteen bands we think you should check out from this year's line-up. Head to the replies to check out the list, as well as a Rdio/Spotify playlist!
Jake Denning on 06/16/15 - 10:10 AM
Hands Like Houses are offering fans the opportunity to pick the 7 songs they want to hear most during their time on the Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 19th in Pomona, CA.
Jake Denning on 06/15/15 - 02:16 PM
Warped Tour's stage roster can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:06 PM
As I talked about a little in this week's podcast, I've been working on a lengthier article in response to a lot of the stuff that's been going on in our music scene lately. It's on my blog because it gets long and I think it's a better reading experience there.
Sometimes I find myself trapped in a cycle of cynicism, believing that the way things are is the how they will stay. I remember feeling this way a lot during those first Bush-as-President years, and Iíve felt the dark coils wrapped around my mind again recently. With all of the news popping up around the Pure Noise Records situations, the what-feels-like weekly new discoveries of misconduct within the music scene, and the almost...
Jason Tate on 05/23/15 - 11:25 AM
The YouTuber, Austin Jones, that was asking young girls to send him twerking videos, was going to be on Warped Tour, and inspired a petition, has posted a message on Facebook saying he's going to be in therapy and taking some time away.
What was I thinking? That's the question I know most of you want to know and, quite frankly, I want to know too. I have decided to take this time to reflect and to discover how to grow from this and become a better person. I owe that to my family, my friends, my fans, but most importantly to me.

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Jason Tate on 05/18/15 - 10:35 AM
After a Change.org petition showed up over the weekend asking Warped Tour to remove Austin Jones from the tour, Kevin Lyman said he would take all YouTubers off the tour, but has now clarifed that he needs to go through "due process" first. I guess that means vetting the facts.
From the Petition PageAs most of you know, Front Porch Step was removed from Warped Tour for asking for nudes from underage girls. Well, now we have another celebrity who girls from ages 12-18+ idolize. Austin Jones is now taking advantage of his fame. On numerous accounts, he has pressured girls as young as 13 into sending him videos of them twerking. As a 15 year old girl, I find this disgusting. I feel that...
Jason Tate on 05/11/15 - 11:57 AM
Pierce the Veil have been added to Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 04/08/15 - 04:23 PM
Warped Tour have announced new additions: Senses Fail, Miss May I, H2O (08/07-08/08), Knuckle Puck, The Bunny The Bear (07/26-08/08), Kaya Stewart (07/15-08/08), TAT (06/19-07/01) and Macy Kate (07/02-07/04, 07/06).
Jason Tate on 04/08/15 - 10:52 AM
Warped Tour have officially announced the next seven bands added to the tour: A+ Dropouts (6/19-7/3), Attila, August Burns Red, Drama Club, False Puppet (7/23-8/8), Memphis May Fire, and We Came As Romans.
Jason Tate on 03/25/15 - 05:33 PM
Ascot Royals (7/1-7/8), Beartooth, Never Shout Never, Rivers Monroe (7/4-7/21), and Svetlanas (7/29-8/8) have been officially added to Warped Tour's lineup.
Jason Tate on 03/18/15 - 04:51 PM
Paul Adler, writing over at Medium, has posted a piece looking at the sexual violence that has occured at Warped Tour.
But over the past half-decade, a handful of alt-scene, so-called ďWarped TourĒ bands have found themselves accused of sexual misconduct with minors. Musicians have been convicted of crimes, and other bands have been condemned for their apparent advocacy of physical and sexual violence, especially toward women. Of course, the bands and the tour are separate entities, and Warped isnít legally responsible (moral responsibility is another matter) for the actions of its acts. Nonetheless, itís tempting to let these scandals color the general perception of the tour. More...
Jason Tate on 03/16/15 - 11:09 AM
It looks like a promoter in my hometown messed up and posted a photo online that appears to show quite a bit of this year's Warped Tour line-up. We can't confirm the legitimacy of this leak, but, it is out there now. Attila and Youth and Revolt!? Sign me right up!
Jason Tate on 03/13/15 - 02:20 PM
Carousel Kings (7/14-8/8), Citizen , Mallory Knox, Man Overboard and Silverstein have been added to this year's Warped Tour.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/11/15 - 04:06 PM
The bands announced for Warped Tour today all come from the acoustic basement: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, American Opera, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Grey Gordon, Koji, Meghann Wright, Onward, etc., PVRIS (Dates TBD), SayWeCanFly, Speak Low If You Speak Love (7/9-7/14), and Transit.
Jason Tate on 03/04/15 - 05:46 PM
HO99O9, Major League, Motion City Soundtrack (6/19-6/21), New Years Day, Set It Off, and The Kenneths have all been added to Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 02/25/15 - 06:28 PM
Megan Seling, writing for the Nashville Scene, takes a look at how summer festivals in our music scene are handling representation. Some are clearly doing better than others -- some barely look like they're trying.
Male musicians, if you're finding yourselves on lineups where women are so grossly underrepresented, ask the promoter why that is. Ask to include more female musicians in your shows and tours. Prove to festivals that women deserve more than 2 percent or, worse, to only get attention when magazines and festivals produce shit like "Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock"or "Girls Only" stages. I'm goddamn tired of female musicians being treated like lesser humans or tokens in the music...
Jason Tate on 02/24/15 - 07:33 PM
Ryan Gardner on 02/18/15 - 05:22 PM
Emarosa (6/19-7/12), PUP (7/1-7/29), '68, Bebe Rexha, Mod Sun, MC Lars and The Karma Killers have all been announced for this year's Warped Tour.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/11/15 - 05:20 PM
This week's announcement includes Transit, Black Veil Brides, Juliet Simms, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Metro Station, Night Riots and Night Argent (6/20-6/28, 8/1-8/8).
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/04/15 - 05:15 PM
This Wild Life, The Amity Affliction, Seaway, Jule Vera, and ChrisB will all be playing Warped Tour this year. The current line-up can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/28/15 - 10:51 PM
Asking Alexandria have posted a message about Danny leaving the band. They'll be on Warped Tour with their new singer.
tís with heavy heart that I must announce, yet I am sure comes as no surprise to you all, that Danny has decided to leave Asking Alexandria to pursue other musical interests. Before you lose your composure and think this is the end I would like to say that myself, James, Cam and Sam have all been in this since day one. We love Asking Alexandria and we love every single fan/AAFamily member around the world. As with any family there are ups and downs. There are good times and hard times. A family is there to support you and help you in your darkest hours. We have been...
Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 10:53 AM
This week's Warped Tour bands are Have Mercy, Our Last Night, Slaves (7/14-8/8), The Dirty Nil and the one and only Riff Raff.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/21/15 - 05:10 PM
Jason Tate on 01/14/15 - 11:41 PM
Another week, another wave of warped bands announced. This week's announcements are Being As An Ocean, Born Cages, Rotting Out and While She Sleeps.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/15 - 05:12 PM
Another wave of Warped Tour bands have been announced. The Wonder Years will be yet again performing on the whole tour while Matchbook Romance will be reuniting to play from June 19th to July 11th. Other bands announced were BABY BABY, Icon For Hire and The Relapse Symphony (6/19-7/12).
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/31/14 - 05:04 PM
Close to three thousand people have signed a petition on Change.org asking for the removal of Front Porch Step from Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 12/30/14 - 11:49 AM
Fit For A King, Beautiful Bodies, As It Is, Crossfaith, and Splitbreed have been announced this week for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. Head to the replies for a video announcement.
Jake Denning on 12/17/14 - 06:16 PM
Alive Like Me (6/19-7/12), Blessthefall, Hundredth, Lee Corey Oswald, Trophy Eyes, and Family Force 5 (6/19-8/5, 8/8) have been announced for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
Ryan Gardner on 12/10/14 - 05:29 PM
Handguns, Kosha Dillz, Neck Deep, Palisades and Front Porch Step are the first five acts announced for Warped Tour 2015.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/03/14 - 05:14 PM
You can read Pt. 2 of my interview with Chad Ruhlig and Jim Hocking from For The Fallen Dreams here. If you missed the first part, you can read that here. The band plans on releasing a new record next summer, and hopes to be on Warped Tour as well.
Jake Denning on 11/22/14 - 11:32 AM
Warped Tour have launched a fan club.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 12:59 PM
CreativeLive has announced guests for "In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours," hosted by Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour, next week. Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Mike Kaminsky (manager for The Summer Set/3OH!3) and Jake Round (Pure Noise Records) will join for the free workshop. It will stream live on September 27th from 9AM-4PM PDT for free.
Ryan Gardner on 09/24/14 - 02:40 PM
Today we're premiering a brand new song, "Hit The Wave", from Marmozets, a band that has been making a lot of noise in the U.K., as well as being one of the most talked about acts on the latter half of this summer's Vans Warped Tour - hit the replies to check that out. They're set to release their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, digitally on September 30th in the U.S. on Roadrunner Records, which you can pre-order here. They're also heading out on Issues U.S. headlining tour (10/31-11/29), in which we're giving away two tickets to each date they're performing on - to enter, hit the replies and tell us what song you're most excited to see them play, along with what date...
Jake Denning on 09/19/14 - 07:52 AM
Magician Christopher James is back with his second video of magic at Warped Tour. Hit the replies to watch.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:41 AM
Hit the replies to check out Bad Rabbits from the Acoustic Basement on the last day of Warped Tour in Denver, CO. I caught this set twice while in California, and I definitely grooved out.
Jake Denning on 08/22/14 - 11:46 AM
Kevin Lyman, creator of Warped Tour, the Taste of Chaos and the Mayhem tours, will host a CreativeLive Music & Audio course next month called "In The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers & Tours." It will stream live on September 27th from 9 am-4 pm PDT. You can enroll.
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 10:25 AM
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