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 the 2016 Warped Tour Cover Stars!

Welcome the 2016 Warped Tour Cover Stars!

Amber Funk

Suns out, fun's out—it's finally here! Our annual WARPED TOUR issue has arrived! We've been talking to the bold people (and pup!) fronting SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, TONIGHT ALIVE, REAL FRIENDS, THE WORD ALIVE and WATERPARKS. We also got your all-access pass to everything behind the scenes for what makes Warped Tour run—from advice on how to keep your chill when meeting your fave band to how current tour vets got their start (and how you can, too)! 

Plus, we spoke to over THIRTY bands about their first Warped experiences, biggest tour disasters and how they really feel about the catering. (Spoiler alert: They love it. Like, really love it.) We also have our intrepid Warped correspondent NICK MAJOR give you his breakdown of the "average" day on tour—surprise, it's always crazy, just like him! 

On top of all of this, we spoke to Caleb Shomo of BEARTOOTH about how he's staying angry, but genuine with this new record. We also had a chat with resident punks PUP about how they play 250 shows a year while still keeping it fresh.  

Throw in our limited-edition coloring pages and SIXTEEN Warped Tour posters, and you've got everything but the sunscreen.

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