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Countdown To Vans Warped Tour 2018 – Part 1

Countdown To Vans Warped Tour 2018 – Part 1

Welcome to the Highwire Daze Annual Countdown To Vans Warped Tour!  Now in its 24nd year and gearing up to make its final trek across the country, the Vans Warped Tour is ready to leave a whole lot of music and memories upon this year’s attendees. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more.

This year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour kicks off in Pomona, California on June 21st and concludes in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 5th.  Visit the Official Vans Warped Tour website for cities and tour dates HERE!

Featured in Part 1 of Countdown To Vans Warped Tour are Broadside, Chelsea Grin, Disrupted Euphoria, Harms Way, In Hearts Wake, and The Interrupters. Read on for find out more about the bands ready to make your Warped Summer of 2018 a vibrant celebration of music…

Broadside

Introduce yourself, what you do in the band, and where you are based out of?
My name is Oliver Baxxter. I sing in Broadside and live in Los Angeles.

What are you looking forward to the most about this final cross country Warped Tour?
Just existing in such an exciting energy again. I think being a part of the “final” version of anything is incredible as well.

If this is not your first time on Warped Tour, what advice would you give a band about to attempt Warped for the first time?
Just be yourself, don’t be afraid to be a “fan” to other bands you give a shit about. Tell them, don’t be too “cool.”

What could one expect from your live show at Warped Tour?
We are jokesters. We have a common theme of trying to be funnier than one another. It’s a healthy competition.

Select two songs you may be playing in your set and what inspired the lyrics.
Paradise – it just about moving to California and saying “no matter what, I won’t fail”. The classic I want to be a star story.

Laps Around A Picture Frame – it’s literally a song about having a panic attack.

How are you going to feel about playing those infamous 11:30 AM Warped Tour slots?
They are truly a testament of get your ass up and make it happen. But, if you finish early you get the whole day to drink smoothies and discover other bands!

Any strange or unusual happening in the past while out on the road?
Our van notoriously breaks down. Like almost every single time.

If you could open up for any band, either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
The Beatles because they are the best “full package” band of all time. We could probably benefit from learning from those guys AND their marketing team.

Do you have any messages for Warped Tour attendees this year?
Drink water, speak your mind, take it in, all of it!

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Chelsea Grin

Introduce yourself, what you do in the band, and where you are based out of?
My names Tom.  I hail from the beautiful state of New Jersey.  I sing for Chelsea Grin!

What are you looking forward to the most about this final cross country Warped Tour?
i have never been to or on a Warped Tour so I’m just excited to be apart of something huge like this.

What could one expect from your live show at Warped Tour?
Well for starters this is Chelsea’s first time playing with a new front man, so new and old fans alike are in for some heavy shit.

Select two songs you may be playing in your set and what inspired the lyrics.
We have a new record coming out called Eternal Nightmare and we will also be playing some new tracks off it live.

Chelsea Grin fans can expect Recreant and our new single Dead Rose, both song lyrics speak for themselves and if you haven’t read them, be sure to take the time to peep those lyrics!