In case you don’t already have about five countdown clocks set, a note written on your mirror and a stick and poke tattoo on your palm reminding you, this Friday the Vans Warped Tour will be announcing who will be playing their final 25th anniversary shows.
Taking place June 8th at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH, June 29th and 30th at the Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey and July 20th and 21st at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, as you can imagine, fans are dying to know who will be playing each date on Warped’s final farewell.
Now while we’re sure you have your own list of bands you’d absolutely love to see out in front of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, on the beach in New Jersey or in the mountains of Mountian View, we have compiled our very own list of artists we’d like to see take the Warped stage one last time.
To check out our list, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to grab pre-sale tickets to Warped’s 25th anniversary shows here.
A Day To Remember
After already being included in Warped’s teaser video, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of our scenes’ biggest names headlining these last few go-arounds for Kevin Lyman and company. Plus, after announcing a summer headliner earlier this week, it doesn’t take a private investigator to notice that there were no California, New Jersey or Cleveland dates listed. Color us intrigued.
From First To Last
With their first live show in over two years already scheduled for March 22nd in New Orleans, why not just use that as a warm up date to prepare for the Warped Tour anniversary shows? Last we checked, Skrillex (aka frontman Sonny Moore) doesn’t have any live appearances scheduled past May 26th. Could we see “Note To Self” performed live on a Warped Tour stage once again?
After dropping their first new song in almost a decade earlier this month and announcing their first live shows in the US in who knows how long, wouldn’t it be perfect for Alexisonfire to take things all the way back to 2009 when they were ripping up the Hurley/Ernie Ball side stage? Just sayin’, it could be a great way to celebrate ten years of Old Crows / Young Cardinals.
Speaking of 10-year anniversaries, 2009 was the year Paramore released their brilliant and beloved Brand New Eyes record. We don’t know about you, but if we could hear “Careful,” “Brick By Boring Brick” and “The Only Exception” out on Warped one last time, that would be a total dream come true. Plus, after all the countless bands Hayley Williams and company have influenced over the years, it would only be right for Paramore to take the main stage just like old times.
With a new album due out later this year, what better way to help promote it than by helping bring Warped back to its punk rock “roots” and also talking a little shit about that cheeto-in-charge Donald Trump? Don’t act like you don’t want to pit to “Suffer” or “I Want To Conquer The World” one last time.
Speaking of talking a little shit, who wouldn’t love to see to Fat Mike and company give Kevin Lyman and the Vans Warped Tour a proper sendoff with a few drunken goodbyes? We’re sure Lyman and the other bands performing wouldn’t mind hearing a few Fat Mike-branded jokes before all is said and done.
After a failed attempt at being a special secret guest at last year’s Pomona date due to a Travis Barker injury, what better way to make it up than by playing the last three Warped shows ever? Who knows, maybe even Tom Delonge could make an appearance as well?
Every Time I Die
Last year, Every Time I Die guitarist Jordan Buckley attempted to beat out Pennywise in becoming the last musician to ever play on a Warped Tour stage. Let’s say we give him another chance, huh? Hell, why not let him go for a world record.
Fall Out Boy
We really shouldn’t have to explain why we’d like to see Fall Out Boy back out on Warped Tour again. We mean, did you watch the video from 2005? Imagine the pandemonium that would ensue today if you heard the classic drum opening to “Sugar, We’re Going Down” or Patrick Stump singing “Where is your boy tonight?”.