Welcome Warped Tour to the cover AP!

Welcome Warped Tour to the cover AP!

Amber Funk

The 22nd year of punk rock’s most enduring tour is about to kick off, and we’ve got the essential guide for any Warped Tour warrior. This year, we’re looking backward and forward: We caught up with the frontmen of Attila, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, I Prevail, Knocked Loose, Movements and Too Close To Touch to find out their plans for superior rock domination this summer.

Then we reached out far and wide to speak with bands who have been a part of Warped’s history and had them share their stories of that one time at punk-rock summer camp. From horses defecating in the pit (no, really) to setting actual world records, these are VWT’s best insider stories. Members of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, All Time Low and Good Charlotte, among many others, share their stories! Spoiler alert: A lot of people were eager to reminisce on Katy Perry’s involvement in 2008.

And if that’s not enough to convince you, we brought back our special Warped Tour coloring pages this year, this time featuring Andy Black, Beartooth, Jule Vera, Memphis May Fire, Neck Deep and New Years Day.  

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Welcome Panic! At The Disco and Weezer to the cover of AP!!

Welcome Panic! At The Disco and Weezer to the cover of AP!!

Amber Funk

We're all fans here—including Brendon Urie! So of course we got him in a room with his idol, Rivers Cuomo of WEEZER, to talk all about the Panic!/Weezer summer tour, math class and even Kanye West! We also called up members of PIERCE THE VEIL, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, THE WONDER YEARS and REAL FRIENDS to talk to the people who made them pick up a guitar in the first place. 

Speaking of guitars, this month has our packed-out GUITARIST SPECIAL, where we spoke to the shredders of ALL TIME LOW, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, OF MICE & MEN and way more to spill how they got from practice scales to selling out stadiums. 

We also sit down with the emo survivalists MODERN BASEBALL about how they came back from the brink of their mental health, only to keep inspiring fan after fan. SAOSIN speak about reuniting with original frontman Anthony Green and new Fearless Records signees MOVEMENTS talk about their whirlwind success.

Plus, TWENTY ONE PILOTS' Josh Dun opens up about their arena tour and what their fans really mean to him. 

To top it all off, we have SIXTEEN posters of Brendon Urie to paper your locker, bedroom, mirror, friend's car, dad—just sing hallelujah! 

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