Warped tour 2016 is scheduled to kick off in Dallas, TX on June 24th. Before you head out to your local tour date, we have ten must see band.
10. Young Guns
Coming from across the pond, London band Young Guns write altrock anthems. It’s hard to listen to “Rising Up” and not hear a bit of Sixteen Stone-era Bush on the track.
09. Less Than Jake
Nearly the oldest band on the tour, Less Than Jake‘s mixture of ska and punk should play well in the summer sun.
08. Sum 41
Although Sum 41 have a new album coming out in October, expect the band’s set at Warped to be filled with classics like “Fat Lip,” “In Too Deep,” “Still Waiting,” and “The Hell Song.”
07. Teenage Bottlerocket
Unsurprisingly the only band on Warped Tour from Wyoming, Teenage Bottlerocket will bring their blistering version of pop punk to the masses this summer.
06. The Interrupters
The Los Angeles four-piece has been compared to the likes of Rancid or the Distillers but The Interrupters are perhaps best known for licensing their pop punk anthem “Take Back the Power” to T-Mobile. No word yet if Morrissey will weigh in on this one.
05. Real Friends
With the emo revival well upon us, Real Friends is one of the few bands on Warped that are bringing a true late 90s/early 2000s emo sound.
04. Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish was formed in 1991 which means the band itself is older than the average Vans Warped Tour attendee. That won’t stop Aaron Barrett and company from bringing their sophomoric blend of ska, rock, and pop to the masses this summer.
03. Falling In Reverse
Although you have to throw genres like post-hardcore and metalcore in their description, Falling In Reverse are basically purveyors of heavy pop music. With pop punk energy but a lot more volume, Falling In Reverse sounds like Fall Out Boy with a lot more balls.
02. New Found Glory
In the late 90s and early 2000s, not many bands mixed pop punk, emo, and hardcore influences together like New Found Glory. Although their sound has gone through many incarnations, you can still expect to hear “Hit Or Miss” and “My Friends Over You” on tour.
01. Every Time I Die
Metalcore pioneers Every Time I Die are known for energetic and intense live shows. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in a festival setting.