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These Bands Won’t Be Playing This Summer’s Vans Warped Tour

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 19 February 2018 at 12.00

The discussion continues. 





Vans Warped Tour have confirmed a string of bands who won't be playing this summer's festival. 

After someone on Twitter suggested that the last cross-country run for the festival should have a throwback line-up featuring Blink-182, All-American Rejects, Paramore, Yellowcard, My Chemical Romance and Say Anything, the official account replied:

"[email protected] we have the same agent & yet nothing
@therejects we tried, a band member didn't want to do it
@paramore word on the street is they're doing their own tour
@Yellowcard is no longer a band
@MCRofficial not reuniting
@SayAnythingMuz we'll look into it!"


Well, there you go. 

 

The All-American Rejects vocalist Tyson Ritter then replied saying "I was into it, sorry we didn’t make it work. We are old farts with families to navigate around. Thanks for the memories!"


This follows on from the festival shutting down any rumours of them reuniting My Chemical Romance where they stated "we're not o-fucking-kay".


Last month founder Kevin Lyman confirmed that this year's line-up will be revealed on March 01. 


We recently spoke to Kevin about the Warped legacy and what the future holds on the Rock Sound Podcast. 

WARPED HAS BEEN INTEGRAL IN THE SUCCESS OF ARTISTS ACROSS GENRES, FROM MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TO FALL OUT BOY TO KATY PERRY TO EMINEM TO ASKING ALEXANDRIA – AND THEY ALL WORKED SO WELL TOGETHER. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU’RE SUPER PROUD OF?
“Absolutely! Katy Perry was on the same set of stages that year as Bring Me The Horizon. I’d put them side by side sometimes as a social experiment to watch the reaction from the Bring Me The Horizon fans to Katy Perry.

Some would drift off, but many turned around and started watching. Likewise, maybe the young girls who were watching Katy Perry turned around and saw Bring Me The Horizon and drifted over and started watching them. That’s an interchanging of fans.

Warped was the way to play for all different fan bases who all found unity in a parking lot. It’s very hard to expand your fan base if you just play with the same type of bands.”


SO IT’S ALL ABOUT ADAPTING TO WHERE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS HEADING? YOU WANT TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS WITH THE WARPED NAME?
“Potentially. We still have a 37-city tour to put out this year, we still have plans for the 25th anniversary, and we just finished a cruise. There’s a lot of work to do over the next 18 months and we haven’t really looked beyond that. Who knows which way it’s going to go.

I have ideas of taking a tour on the road with all the non-profits that we’ve worked with in the past and maybe music is a little bit of a backseat. Really we have to focus on putting out the best possible tour for next summer.”


Have a listen to the full thing below:


 

 

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