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In addition to bringing together bands from a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, punk, reggae, pop and more, the 2017 Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, goes so far beyond just music. Attending the Vans Warped Tour is a sensory experience at every corner. Whether you are buying an iconic pair of Vans, educating yourself on a entertainment industry degree from Full Sail University or taking in some new information from truth®, you can do that all within a 20 foot radius of each other. If you wanted to hear some new bands, you could pick up a pair of wireless Skullcandy Headphones while flipping through the latest edition of Alternative Press Magazine. If you’re thirsty, you could enjoy a cold Mutant Super Soda drink or meet your favorite bands at the Journeys tent. These UK and Australia based bands have enjoyed Maltesers® for years back home. This summer, Maltesers® is crossing the United States and introducing Warped fans to their delicious chocolate treats! Warped Tour attendees in Seattle had a very special guest, when a SnapChat Spectacles SnapBot dropped in to see some live music! You could head to the Blaze Pizza skate ramp for a photo or an after party at the local brick and mortar store for acoustic show with Jule Vera on select dates. This tour truly has something for everyone.
Ernie Ball‘s tent provides an opportunity to pick up a guitar or bass and play along to your favorite songs linked up to an iPad. WWE™Star Seth Rollins™ has his new clothing line the Black & Brave out on the tour. Warped Tour alumni fans or those celebrating their first time are going to see that these sponsors truly love the 23rd annual festival and have put so much creativity and heart into what they do and it shows.
Vans Vice President Steve Van Doren shares, “Vans is extremely excited to kick off the 23rd year of the Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys. There are nearly 100 bands playing all summer and diverse sponsors as well as non-profit organizations they can be involved in by simply donating cans of food in each city or taking part in the 60,000 pints of blood donated each year.”
Journeys is returning for their 4th year and loves Warped Tour because of the fans and how “people feel included and have a sense of community.” They help curate various bands to watch before Warped and this year featured videos in their stores from Movements, Counterparts, Boston Manor, The Gospel Youth, The White Noise, Microwave and Trophy Eyes.
Skullcandy is returning for the first time since 2011, which means they are back with updated technology including their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless headphones. Fans can head to the #StayLoud listening stations where they can not only hear, but FEEL Warped Tour bands through their headphones incredible bass levels. $5 from each of their Warped Tour exclusive shirts goes to The Cole Project for suicide prevention and music therapy.
Black and Brave, started by SethRollins™ who is a huge music fan and the Warped community, is so excited to officially be a part of the tour this year and says, “For me, I think wrestling and music have always gone hand in hand. I’ve always loved Warped Tour and what it’s stood for culturally as a place for kids who are different to come together and have a place to bond amongst music and the punk rock lifestyle. As someone who grew up listening to the sound of Warped Tour it’s a real honor to have the Black and Brave brand be a part of it this year.”
truth gives teens the facts to make their own informed choices about tobacco use and inspires them to fight against tobacco in a unique way. In addition to keeping Warped Tour attendees dancing and playing games while creatively educating them about the tactics of the tobacco industry, they are also preventing hundreds of thousands of teens from starting to smoke and are working to make this the generation that ends smoking for good.
Now in its 23rd year, the Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, continues to solidify itself as the must attend festival over summer for rock and music lovers alike. In the tradition of celebrating the tour’s musical roots, the lineup includes bands such as The Ataris, Sick Of It All, GWAR, American Authors, CKY, Municipal Waste, Neck Deep, Strung Out, Andy Black, Creeper, Anti-Flag, Save Ferris, Hatebreed
and more. Music fans can purchase tickets for upcoming shows where they can check out great music, unique activations from all of these sponsors and more at http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/
. The Warped Tour team shares “Thank you to all of our sponsors & partners, this tour could not be what it is without your continued support.”
To learn more about all of the Warped sponsors: http://vanswarpedtour.com/sponsors/
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About Vans Warped Tour:
The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.
The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.
Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.
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by Ed Thompson, Pittsburgh Music Magazine
The Root faithful in Pittsburgh have barely had a chance to settle down from Rusted Roots visit back home in April to Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA. Michael Glabicki and the band left the sold out crowd begging for more. But, relax, your prayers to the Root God’s have been answered. Rusted Root fans will get a chance to see their hometown favorites just two months later when they will kick off Station Square’s “Summer Jamz 17” schedule of FREE concerts this Friday June 23rd. Rusted Root will be supported by an opening act named “The Wailer’s” to warm up the crowd. The Wailers will take the stage at 7pm with Michael Glabicki and his bandmates hitting the stage around 830pm.
Earlier this spring and even more recently on their sporadic tour, Glabicki and the band have been giving the fans between 12-16 songs depending upon the time and venue. More recently, they have run through all their hits like “Welcome To My Party” which appears to have been the bands choice and fan favorite for the opening song throughout the spring and early summer. In addition, Lost In a Crowd, Back to Earth and Man, Not Machine have been the meat of their shows. The obvious fan favorites and hits “Ecstasy, “Voodoo” and the incredibly successful “Send Me On My Way” have been set closers or encores.
As you may remember, “Ecstasy” and “Send Me On My Way” were two of Rusted Roots early hits from 1995. This song began the Root verbiage of “oombayseeyou” and “seemoobadeeyah” which have since been sung by the crowds just about every night since when Rusted Root provides the music. “Send Me On Your Way” was records in 1994 and released on the “When I Woke” album.
Rusted Root wil take the stage Friday at Pittsburgh’s Station Square around 830pm to kick off the Summer Jamz 17 concert schedule.. If you missed the April show at Jergal’s, Glabicki and the band will probably forgive you. But if you miss this one, I’m not so sure.
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Metalcore veterans Memphis May Fire will embark on their North American headlining tour, “March of Madness,” in early March. They will be joined by Blessthefall, The Color Morale, Sylar, and Bad Seed Rising.
Coming off of their fifth album through Rise Records, This Light I Hold is as emotionally charged as ever. Check out the title track here, featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Outburn Magazine called the album “ambitious and constant… staying true to what’s made the band an impressive act to follow.”
Also, Bad Seed Rising, the youngest band to ever sign to Roadrunner, bring their brand of fiery, hook-laden hard rock to the tour. Take a listen to their song “I Can Feel You” here.
The tour stops at Diesel Club Lounge on 3/13