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Warped Tour 2013: A Retrospective

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 8 July 2018 at 14.18

Another year. Another batch of iconic bands who took the scene by storm. 2013 was the one. 

It's pretty clear now that Warped Tour has been responsible for propelling many a bands' career into the stratosphere, and there are aren't many years in recent memory that stack up against 2013. Much like 2011, heavy was the order of the day and there were plenty of bands bringing the riffs for a new generation of listeners. 

When they were alive and kicking, Letlive. were easily one of the most important bands in the scene. 

With the songs, the passion and the best frontman in the game, the band took each of the 39 dates they played by absolute storm. 

Here's just an example of the antics Jason Aalon Butler got up to. 


2013 really was the summer where people finally stood up, took notice and did a windmill to Blessthefall again. 

The band played 18 dates of the tour and made every second count. 

After the summer was over, the band released the brilliant 'Hollow Bodies' and made sure everybody, not just those who saw them that summer, remembered their name. 

One of the finest examples of pop-punk to come out of Philadelphia in years, 2013 was when The Wonder Years went from a best kept secret to a genuine scene phenomenon. 

With the excellent 'The Greatest Generation' still fresh out the oven and a legion of passionate fans to scream back every word that they sang, this was the start of something that had been threatening to happen for a long time. 


Established as one of the biggest bands in the world and with 'Sempiternal' still burning the skin off everyone who came into contact with it, this was BMTH's domination. 

This is probably the most intimate a Bring Me show has been since, seeing as the release of 'That's The Spirit' three years later saw them hit the arena circuit hard. 

One of the best heavy bands in the entire world proved just why they are one of the best heavy bands in the world in the summer of 2013 across the United States. 

Brighton's finest brought the heat to 43 out of 52 shows on the tour over on the Monster Energy Stage and won over thousands in the process.

You know your favourite band's favourite band? Well, they wouldn't exist without The Chariot. That's a fact. 

Little did we know that just two weeks after the tour ended for the year that the band would announce they were breaking up. 

Those lucky enough to catch them smashing up the Monster Energy Stage caught the tailend of one of the finest hardcore bands of a generation.

God, we miss them.

This is where it all began. They may be God's Favourite Boy Band now, but back in 2013 Waterparks were still babies, taking their first steps into the world. 

The band were winners of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands and played the Texas date of the festival. 



So there we go. Warped Tour, you did it again!

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