VANS WARPED TOUR can reveal the first seven confirmed acts for the 2013 UK event, which takes place 16th and 17th November at London’s ALEXANDRA PALACE.
RISE AGAINST are the first headliner to be revealed on Monster Energy Main Stage, bringing their arsenal of politically charged melodic hardcore to a London indoor arena for the first time in two years.
Joining them are six sensational acts, the first coming in the form of Canadian punk rockers BILLY TALENT. Going supernova with their “Try Honesty” single back in 2003, BILLY TALENT have racked up the platinum albums, sold out shows and chart positions in the ten years that followed. No strangers to VANS WARPED TOUR, having performed in the US in 2006 and returning for this year’s American run, fans are in for a treat as they bring the room filling sounds of the likes of “The Ex”, “Red Flag”, “Devil On My Shoulder” and “Viking Death March” to a 10,000 strong Ally Pally.
VANS WARPED TOUR is not just about big names and platinum sellers, and prides itself on being the first to bring you the hottest new talent, and this year is no exception. Australia’s CAPTURE THE CROWN come up from down under armed with viscious metallic hardcore laced with hooks so massive their debut video has ratcheted up over 6 million views in little over a year.
Last year, CROSSFAITH laid waste to the Kevin Says stage, ramming the room and leaving hundreds of fans unable to catch the phenominal set due to capacity restrictions. This year, VANS WARPED rectify the problem by sticking the Japanese Electro metalcore masters on the Monster Energy Main Stage, to ensure that CROSSFAITH can throw down a much bigger dance metal party in the main hall.
ITCH is no stranger to the punk world, having graced magazine covers, sold out tour posters and radio airwaves while fronting THE KING BLUES. Over four albums and seven years, ITCH’s political spirit was spat out to many, many thousands, refreshed by someone with something to say. With TKB disbanded, ITCH shows no sign of slowing down, and continues to spread his message as a solo artist, with his new work mixing punk, pop, reggae, folk, dubstep and dance and a lyrical finesse that is both flourishing and fearless.
Currently tearing it up across the US with Senses Fail and Such Gold, REAL FRIENDS Make their UK debut, bringing their suburban Chicago pop-punk to the line up.
YELLOWCARD leave the Florida sunshine to bring their violin-laced pop-punk to North London. Having refined the art of good time party music since 1997, the Floridian five piece will bring the spirit of a red-cups-and-beer-bong college keg party that is bound to break out in spontaneous bouncing and hearty singalongs as they bust out faves like “Only Me” and “Ocean Avenue”
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The bands were great, it was awesome fun. Shame that all the tiny baby scene kids were more interested in taking photos of the omg, so hawt band members than enjoying the gigs. I got shouted at for blurring a twitter pick by one girl when I was singing and dancing, and the only movement I saw from tr bring me crowd was when Oli got them to do gangnam style. Utterly infuriating. Maybe Im just getting old but it really spoilt it. Apart from that though, it would have been outstanding. I vote age restriction!!
London - Alexandra Palace
Thank you for bringing this great tour to the UK! from Mariels, 20/11/12
Having been to the Vans Warped Tour in Toronto, I was really looking forward to seeing it on home turf. This first UK date was headlined by the mighty Lostprophets who are one of my favourite bands. They played a blinder of a set, closing a great day featuring the likes of bring me the horizon and 3HO!3. Looking forward to a European tour next year.
london - Alexander Palace
Very Disappointing from wayneoh, 13/11/12
On arrival, getting into the venue was easy, if anything...Far too easy. Into the West Hall, we find a bar, directly opposite the vert ramp (very cramped area ) to the right is the stage. The sound in this hall never improved much throughout the day. Moving to the Great Hall we have the west & east stages - the sound was better here but the layout was awful. The food stalls & merchandise should have been put much further away from the stage areas in both halls. Moving down stairs to the Kevin Say stage was impossible..... we never had a chance to report on the bands on this stage, as it was always full to capacity. Overall this had every chance of being more than a great event - more thought going into the layout and a better use of the venue would have made it a much better experience.
About this Artist
In 1994, Kevin Lyman had a vision: after working on events that paired skateboarding competitions with live music, he decided to create a national (and later worldwide) tour, pairing extreme sports with live punk music. The shoe manufacturer Vans agreed to sponsor it and the tour was born.In what has now become a regular summer event, the Warped To... Read more