Warped Tour Turns 21, FINALLY

Warped Tour Turns 21, FINALLY

Warped Tour 2014 - Fans/Random

The weather will be in the low 90s, it should be a break in the recent rash of thunderstorms and everyone playing seems to have a new album dropping at this year’s Van’s Warped Tour. Expect flooding of fans and concert newbs to fill the PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday July 7. Their ears will be ripe for the picking, as bands chug out the very best they can offer, already 17 tour dates deep (some of them appearing every single date). Tickets are available here or at the doors, and if your parents don’t want you going alone, now you can take them with you for free! (Every kid’s dream.)

 Miss May I- Dianna AugustineCharlotte Warped Tour 2012: Miss May I -143

Other than a new stage for comedians and spoken-word performers, there are so many new bands I’ve never heard of. Shutter 16 looks forward to discovering these performers first-hand, and you can join us in the pit (#twitfromthepit)! Headliners will consist of Miss May I, Family Force 5, Senses Fail, August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire and We Came As Romans. These bands sure can draw a crowd, which is awesome for the smaller stages full of local and indie acts, just dying for a few hundred eager ears to give them a chance. That being said, there are also many fans coming out for the hard-working small-stage performances like MC Lars, Metro Station, Matchbook Romance, Falling Through April, Koo Koo Kangaroo and Sirens and Sailors.

 Memphis May Fire – Dianna Augustine
Memphis May Fire -6

Expect free loot, and bands which are so very appreciative of your patronage, that they’ll give free hugs. Look forward to charities and non-profit organizations offering games or freebies for a chance to teach you something new. Expect more than five bands that aren’t your cup of tea, and then at least one you just fall in love with. Stay hydrated with the multitude of free fill-up stations around the venue, and wear that sunscreen (you know your mom will be reminding you, also.) Above all, get some live music exposure, and join the sweaty masses to some of the industry’s most down-to-earth, out-of-this-world and all-around driven artists.

Interview time  with Pierce the Veil

 Pierce the Veil – Dianna Augustine

So whether you’re there for the headliners or not, be thankful that Kevin Lyman has been vigilant in his efforts with Van’s Warped Tour for 21 years now. A feat which, he says, “ there’s got to be a kid in a garage somewhere who’s gonna kick my ass one day and put me out of business.” So now that Van’s Warped Tour is old enough to drink, join us, the teens demographic typical of the tour, and the people who can celebrate the Tour’s 21st properly, in celebrating the rite-of-passage that is Van’s Warped Tour.

Pierce the Veil – Matthew Pock
Pierce The Veil

Check out a few photos (about 1,100) of ours from over the years we’ve attended Warped Tour.  Full gallery here.

Vans Warped Tour revisited in photos:

By: Dianna Augustine
Vans Warped Tour 2011 - randoms

Attila – Dianna Augustine


August Burns Red – Dianna Augustine
August Burns Red - 6

Black Veil Brides – Pete Troshak
Black Veil Brides

Blessthefall – Matt Pock
Charlotte Warped Tour 2012: blessthefall

Crossfaith – Dianna Augustine

Family Force 5 – Dianna Augustine
Family Force 5 - Vans Warped Tour 2011

Fit For A King – Matthew Pock
Fit For A King

Memphis May Fire
Memphis May Fire - 1

Miss May I – Dianna Augustine
Charlotte Warped Tour 2012: Miss May I -15


Charlotte Warped Tour 2012: Miss May I -39

Miss May I

Miss May I – Matthew Pock
Miss May I

Pierce The Veil – Matthew Pock

Pierce The Veil

Set it Off – Dianna Augustine
Set it Off -3

Set it Off -2

Set it Off -9

Senses Fail – Martin Thomas
Senses Fail

Silverstein – Matthew Pock

The Amnity Affliction – Matthew Pock
Amity Affliction: Pre-Game Candid

We Came As Romans – Matthew Pock
Shutter 16 Magazine President with Dave Stephens (WCAR)

We Came As Romans – Dianna Augustine
We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans

Vans Warped Tour 2011 -randoms

We Came As Romans – Matthew Pock

We Came As Romans

While She Sleeps – Martin Thomas
While She Sleeps


JUL 05 Orlando, FL Tinker Field   BUY
JUL 06 Jacksonville, FL Tailgaters Festival Grounds   BUY
JUL 07 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion   BUY
JUL 08 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live   BUY
JUL 09 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion   BUY
JUL 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center   BUY
JUL 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre   BUY
JUL 12 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre   BUY
JUL 14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center   BUY
JUL 15 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC   BUY
JUL 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center   BUY
JUL 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre   BUY
JUL 18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion   BUY
JUL 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center   BUY
JUL 21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain   BUY
JUL 23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center   BUY
JUL 24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot   BUY
JUL 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater   BUY
JUL 26 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park   BUY
JUL 27 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre   BUY
JUL 28 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre   BUY
JUL 29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center   BUY
JUL 30 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater   BUY
AUG 01 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark   BUY
AUG 02 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Parking Lot   BUY
AUG 05 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot   BUY
AUG 07 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center   BUY
AUG 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater   BUY
OCT 18 London, UK Alexandra Palace   BUY


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