This year Warped Tour will feature over 80 bands with performances by Mayday Parade, The Maine, Real Friends, Tonight Alive, and even Sum 41. Even though Warped always boasts a perfect line-up, wouldn’t it be nice if we could have all our favorites on the tour?
Here are five acts from the past we’d love to see every summer.
1. The Wonder Years
You’re probably playing the Suburbia album as you’re reading this, aren’t you? The Wonder Years are pop punk royalty and hardly need introduction. They’re one of those bands that get the crowd singing so loudly, you can hear them on the other side of the festival grounds. They’re currently touring Australia, but they’ve been on Warped every other year since 2011, so we’ll hopefully see them on the tour again in 2017.
Coming seemingly out of nowhere, PVRIS is only four years old, but one of the biggest bands in the scene. They played their first Warped on the Ernie Ball stage only three years ago. Last year, they drew enormous, passionate crowds on the main stage. Don’t worry about missing them too much this summer, as the band kicks off a headlining tour of the U.S. next week.
3. Night Riots
Night Riots was by far the most underrated Warped 2015 band. With soaring vocals reminiscent of The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, their indie pop sound is unique to the majority of bands on the tour. You can see them over the next few months touring with Blaqk Audio and playing Firefly music festival in June. They are also working on a new album, so hopefully we can expect another Warped run from them in the future.
4. Neck Deep
Like PVRIS, Neck Deep is four years old, but always manages to draw a crowd. After two consecutive summers on Warped, the band will be spending this summer across the pond playing a handful of dates in Europe. We’re are certain they’ll be back in the U.S. soon, if only to hit up Buffalo Wild Wings.
5. Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha has exploded into pop-stardom since being featured on the Journey’s Left Foot stage last year and has become a household name. Despite being “super worried” about performing for Warped crowds, she killed each performance with her stunning vocals and inspirational monologues, quickly becoming one of the most talked about acts of the tour. She’s out with Ellie Goulding this month and can be seen at a few festivals in June and July.
The Euterpe crew will see you July 3rd in West Palm Beach!