Warped Tour divulga seu último line-up e Tonight Alive lança seu quarto álbum

No ano passado o CEO da Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman, anunciou em um texto cheio de sentimentos, o fim do festival itinerário. Foram 24 anos de serviços a música independente e muitas bandas tiveram a primeira oportunidade de cruzar os Estados Unidos de costa a costa pela primeira vez.


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Mas a verdade é que o texto que você pode ler logo abaixo deixa (um montão) de dúvidas no ar. Não somos ingênuos e sabendo que a turnê dos 25 anos está tão próxima (em 2018 o festival completa 24), tenho uma teoria de que sim, Kevin parará de fazer datas extensas.

Em contrapartida acredito que não seria surpreendente se em 2019 ouvirmos falar da Warped Tour pela última vez. Desta vez fechando uma era com a cabeça erguida. Que convenhamos, merece!

“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.

In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.

I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world. Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point.

Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.

Touring many summers with my friends and peers like – Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include, having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.

The Vans Warped Tour was the platform to witness the rise of pop punk with Sum 41, Simple Plan, MXPX, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.

The birth of Emo – with bands like Thrice, Thursday, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World.

Fast-forward to the summer in 2005 when TRL and Warped Tour helped launch the careers of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold.

I witnessed Warped alumni like The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, No Doubt and even Kid Rock play the Super Bowl. I’ve even had the pleasure of seeing Green Day play the Rose Bowl.

More recently, I’ve watched bands start out on a small stage and work their way up to the main stages by meeting as many fans as possible and continuing to hone their craft while on the tour. Bands like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Echosmith, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Every Time I Die, Neck Deep, Beartooth and so many more.

What has always made me proud was when I read that Warped was the most diverse show of the summer where you could find Eminem and Ice-T on the same stages as Sevendust, Pennywise, and 7 Seconds.

I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers. I wish I could thank every band that has played the tour.

The Vans Warped Tour has become the community I had always hoped for. We have worked with over 90 non-profits each summer shining a light on new and growing groups giving our community the resources they need to connect with people who can help them, but also encourages our community to help each other. To Write Love on Her Arms, Music Saves Lives, Feed The Children Now, Keep a Breast, Hope For The Day, Canvas Foundation, Living The Dream and A Voice for the Innocent have built their organizations from the Warped Tour parking lots across the country. This even inspired me to start my own foundation Unite the United.

The work we do each summer on “give back days” has become part of our DNA. My brain is etched with the image of the church ladies after Katrina serving beans and rice to The Casualties with their upright mohawks, finding a common ground where no one was judging anyone. Then finding out the only working business in the county seemed to be the moonshine still and the locals showing up with a crate to share with the crew later that evening.

The long hot days that ended around a BBQ with food, drink and more music are some of the best times. Enjoying the days off, taking people jet boating, house boating, river rafting and sometimes even skydiving. I witnessed lifelong friendships being made, sparks of romance that led to ‘Warped weddings,’ and unfortunately now, more notices of passings where a proper good bye was not able to be said.

I want to thank my supportive family who has been through the highs and lows, Darryl Eaton at CAA, Steve Van Doren and Vans, Kate, Julie, Allison and Steph. My hard ass working crew who puts that show up and down each day, the sponsors which without them this tour would not happen, the bands and their crews, the promoters who took a risk on us at the beginning and continue to be supportive.

It will be bittersweet each morning when I see the sun rise and then watch it set knowing that this will be the last time I get to witness it from that exact spot.

Though the tour and the world have changed since ’95, the same feeling of having the ‘best summer ever’ will live on through the bands, the production teams, and the fans that come through at every stop.

The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019.

I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure. Until then, take care and be safe.”   – Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour).

Seria mesmo o fim?

Não é para menos, é muito tocante a maneira com que ele descreve toda paixão e suor mas você também não fica com o pé atrás? Para refrescar a memória quando a Warped fez 18 anos (em 2012) foi lançado o documentário No Room For Rockstars.

Acredito que aquela história bonita que começou em 1994 e foi se transformando em um ícone dos fãs de punk rock, hardcore, metalcore, screamo, post-hardcore e adjacentes merecia sim um final mais digno.



Controvérsias

Claro que como todo festival para crescer precisa mudar seus moldes de negócio e quem foi na Warped Tour em 1996 provavelmente deixou de gostar ou acompanhar os passos. Afinal de contas um festival desses não pode ficar parado no tempo e tem que se adequar ao que está chamando a atenção da juventude. E repito sempre foi um festival para caras de 14 a 25 anos.

Abaixo alguns ícones do punk rock reclamando das mudanças da Warped.

“You play music because there’s something inside of you that says you have to play music. Now you get bands like Fall Out Boy that are basically created in the studio. The Warped Tour changed it. Fuck it. I just don’t like that shit. All the guys in the bands remind me of the jocks I hated in high school. To me a punk gig is a small sweaty club with the audience right in your face knocking over the mic stand and boogying off the energy.”, conta Joe Queer do The Queers 

“Warped Tour is a place for teenage kids to go and hear all their favorite bands in one day. It wouldn’t make sense for it to be the same tour in 2007 as it was in 1997. These are the bands that kids like, and the tour is smart enough to grow and adapt to that. You still get bands like Bad Religion playing, so it’s not like it’s lost all its roots.”, rebate Rob Pasalic, guitarrista da Saint Alvia Cartel

“These kids that are on the Warped Tour, they should have no choice but to go into the military, and go off to some desert somewhere and spend some time in the desert, rather than having some big, ultra mega record company giving them lots of money and paying for their hotels and buses, making sure their hair is trendy, and that they are wearing the proper clothes that all the kids like and wear, and all that fun shit.”, comentou uma vez Keith Morris do Circle Jerks

Nem Tudo São Flores

Em 2001 o D12 e Esham foram expulsos da tour por comportamento inadequado. O rapper D12 atacou Esham alegando que ele mencionou a filha do Eminem na canção “Chemical Imbalance”. Porém Eminem não estava presente.

Os punk rockers do Guttermouth foram supostamente expulsos da tour de 2004 por insultar o Simple Plan. Mais tarde eles disseram que eles saíram da tour por conta das bandas dos anos ’10 – que eles nem queriam citar os nomes – pois eles não compreendiam o jeito deles lidarem com os negócios, e que em alguns casos eles eram tratados com violência.

Filantropia e lado humano

Com o espírito do D.I.Y a Warped sempre apoiou diversas causas sociais, inclusive com palcos e apoiando da maneira que podia associações como a Invisible Children, To Write Love On Her Arms, Shirts for a Cure, PETA e Keep A Breast Foundation. Além de outros projetos como o  Music Saves Lives e a Earth Echo – esta última que trabalha com reciclagem.

Quem pôde ir aos festivais ao longo dos anos sabe disso. O famoso Meet & Greek que aqui no Brasil os artistas cobram centenas de reais para que aconteça…lá era de graça e mais ao ar livre.

Isso mesmo, você podia estar andando pelo espaço do festival e em uma banquinha topar o Jorge do Casualties ou o vocalista do Taking Back Sunday que eles iriam conversar com você sem problemas.


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Coletâneas, vídeos e Bootlegs

Provavelmente você já deve ter ouvido falar sobre as coletâneas do festival, se você é da época do Kazaa e Limewire também baixou vídeos das apresentações do festival – ou viu no Youtube.

Warped Tour Bootleg Series

Os bootlegs que ajudaram tantas bandas a aparecer em outros tempos também foram recursos que o festival já utilizou e bandas como  Matchbook Romance, My Chemical Romance, Bedouin Soundclash, MxPx, The Starting Line, Millencolin, Avenged Sevenfold, Gogol Bordello, Motion City Soundtrack, The Casualties, Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Rise Against, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Helmet, e The Academy Is tem seus registros disponíveis na série oficial de Bootlegs da Warped.



O Começo do Fim



No dia 01/03 após o mini-documentário (acima) ter saído eles finalmente anunciaram quais seriam as bandas que estariam presentes no line-up durante a última grande volta da Warped Tour.

Eles resolveram divulgar a lista através de um vídeo bastante legal com direito a grafitti e tudo. Vale a pena para quem estiver com festival e procurando boas referências de como fazer um vídeo para chamar a galera.



Line-up por Palco (e dia)

Journeys Left Foot Stage

3OH!3 (21/6 – 5/8), Asking Alexandria (22/7 – 28/7), Beartooth (19/7 – 21/7), Bowling For Soup (6/7 – 16/7, 18/7 – 21/7), Frank Turner (24/7 – 26/7), The Interrupters, (14/7, 15/7, 17/7 – 19/7, 21/7 – 25/7, 28/7 – 5/8), Knuckle Puck (21/6 – 5/8), Mayday Parade (21/6 – 5/8), Reel Big Fish (21/6 – 5/8), State Champs (21/6 – 5/8), SUM 41 (17/7), Taking Back Sunday (24/6), This Wild Life (21/6 – 5/8) e Waterparks (21/6 – 5/8).

Journeys Right Foot Stage

All Time Low (22/6 – 24/6), Falling In Reverse (26/6 – 16/7), Four Year Strong (21/6 – 29/7), ISSUES (21/6- 5/8), Less Than Jake (18/7 – 20/7, 22/7 – 27/7, 29/7 – 8/5), Movements (21/6 – 5/8), Real Friends (21/6 – 5/8), Simple Plan (21/6 – 5/8), The Maine (21/6- 5/8), The Used (6/21 -7/10), Tonight Alive (21/6 – 5/8) e We The Kings (21/6 – 5/8).

Mutant Red Dawn Stage

Chelsea Grin (21/6 – 5/8), Deez Nuts (21/6 – 5/8), Ice Nine Kills (21/6 – 5/8), Kublai Kahn (21/6 – 5/8), MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE (21/6 – 5/8), Sharptooth (21/6 – 5/8), Silverstein (7/17 – 20/7, 25/7 – 28/7), The Amity Affliction (21/6- 5/8), Twiztid (21/6 – 5/8) e Wage War (21/6 – 5/8).

Mutant White Lightning Stage

August Burns Red (29/7 – 8/5), Crown The Empire (21/06 – 8/5), Dayseeker (21/6 – 5/8), Every Time I Die (21/6 – 5/8), Hail The Sun (21/6 – 5/8), Harm’s Way (21/06 – 23/7), In Hearts Wake (21/6 – 5/8), Knocked Loose (10/7, 18/7, 21/7, 24/7), Motionless In White (21/6 – 5/8), Nekrogoblikon (21/6 – 5/8), Underoath (16/7 – 18/7) e Unearth (21/6 – 5/8).

Owly.fm Stage

As It Is (21/6 – 5/8), Assuming We Survive (21/6 – 5/8), Broadside (10/7 – 5/8), Capstan (10/7 – 5/8), Chase Atlantic (21/6 – 5/8), Dead Girls Academy (21/6 – 8/7), Doll Skin (21/6- 5/8), Don Broco (21/6 – 5/8), Grayscale (21/6 – 5/8), Makeout (21/6 – 5/8), Palaye Royale (21/6 – 5/8), Phinehas (21/06 – 8/7), Picturesque (21/6 – 8/7), Sleep On It (10/7 – 8/5), Story Untold (21/06 – 5/8), Trash Boat (21/6 – 5/8), With Confidence (21/6 – 5/8)

Full Sail Stage

Farewell Winters (21/6 – 5/8) e Lighterburns (21/6 – 5/8).


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O festival terá início no dia 21 de Junho em Pomona (CA), passará por cidades como Chicago (IL), Houston (TX), Nashville (TN) e Scranton (PA). A tour dá adeus aos EUA no dia 5 de Agosto em West Palm Beach, na Flórida.

Mas há fortes boatos que em 2019 o chamado fim será de ouro mesmo e quem ainda não viu vale a pena correr atrás desta última volta olímpica do festival que conquistou tantas gerações e apresentou para o mundo bandas como Pennywise, No Use For a Name, Swingin’ Utters e NOFX.

Prestes a embarcar para a Warped Tour: Tonight Alive lança novo disco

O Tonight Alive é uma banda que além de tocar durante toda a turnê de 2018, já participou algumas vezes do lendário festival. Desta vez eles estão lançando seu quarto disco, Underworld, e conta com uma porção de parcerias de peso.


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Tonight Alive está lançando seu quarto disco. – Foto Por: Jordan Knight

“Underworld é um álbum sobre conhecer e estar em paz com seu lado mais obscuro. Escrevê-lo exigiu uma jornada pelo território inexplorado do ‘eu sombra’, tudo que foi negligenciado e abandonado. Sua essência diz que, em última instância, nossa cura mais profunda ocorre nos períodos mais dolorosos de nossa vida “, revela a vocalista Jenna McDougall

O álbum conta com participações de artistas como Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) e Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour e carreira solo). Depois do lançamento do álbum que rolou no festival Unify Gathering, o Tonight Alive segue pelos Estados Unidos em turnê com o Silverstein – que também se apresenta em algumas datas desta última volta da Warped.

Atualmente a banda é composta por Jenna McDougall (vocais), Jake Hardy (guitarra), Cameron Adler (baixo) e pelo Matt Best (bateria). Apesar das parcerias de peso do disco, o som chega até a flertar com o alternativo mas em si é um pop/rock pronto para as rádios. Agradará fãs de Paramore, mas para quem está esperando um “rocão” claramente irá se decepcionar.

Ouça o disco no Spotify

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