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More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer

Every year, guitar string manufacturer, Ernie Ball, holds a huge Battle of the Bands competition for Vans Warped Tour. Artists submit music and the public votes. This year, 41 bands for 41 dates were chosen to perform on the Journey’s main stage. Yesterday was Day 17 and the day Boston-based post-hardscore band, Actor|Observer, got to live their dream. It was their third time playing Vans Warped Tour, their second time winning the competition, but their first playing the main stage. “It was pretty unreal,” frontman, Greg Marquis said. “We had a huge crowd and so many familiar faces, but also…

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Vans Warped Tour Announce 2016 Lineup

Vans Warped Tour announced their lineup this afternoon via a live stream from Winter Park, Florida. The reveal was sponsored by Full Sail University. “I talk a lot about getting back to the basics,” founder Kevin Lyman said during the lineup reveal. “The basics are the fans, the bands, and the philanthropic and educational sides of Warped Tour,” he emphasized. Some of the performing acts include Mayday Parade, Emarosa, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Check out the complete lineup, below, and let us know who you’re excited to see, in the comments section. To experience…

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Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour Returns For 2016

After a six-year hiatus, the Rockstar energy drink Taste Of Chaos Tour is all set to return for 2016. Started in 2005 by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese of Mayhem Festival, the tour hit up North America up until 2009 and travelled 20 other countries with various line-ups, too. Who’s going to be playing it, then? Headliners will be Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, with special guests Saosin with Anthony Green and The Early November. Saves The Day, Motion City Soundtrack and The Starting Line will all make appearances at several dates each over the stretch of the tour, too. What a cracker! Commenting…

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Interview: Stacked Like Pancakes

Infectious Magazine’s Owen Paterline recently had the opportunity to chat with Stacked Like Pancakes to discuss Launch Music Festival, Brass Rock, Kevin Lyman and more. Check it out after the break. Don’t forget to get your tickets to their upcoming show at Ram’s Head Live! and merch here, and to help support their second album here.   Please follow and like us:

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MY FIRST TIME: Jeremy Weiss (Owner – CI Records, Founder – LAUNCH Music Conference)

In our latest edition of My First Time, Jeremy Weiss (Owner of CI Records and Founder of the LAUNCH Music Conference) was kind enough to talk to Infectious Mag all about how he first started LAUNCH seven years ago and built it into the smashing success that it is today. The first LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival was conceived of in 2008, while participating as a panelist at a conference in Delaware.  My good friend and colleague, Rick Gadd, and I were chatting about how great a similar event would…

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Kevin Lyman To Take Early Look At Front Porch Step Situation

The petition filed against Jake Mcelfresh of Front Porch Step on account of underage sexual harassment has now been digitally signed over 1o,000 times with a staggering jump of over 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.After confirming that the Change.org petition had come to the attention of the Van’s Warped Tour, founder Kevin Lyman has now stated that he’ll be returning to work early to deal with the situation. Check out what Kevin Lyman had to say about the allegations below the jump. You can view and vote on…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK Warped Tour Edition: Week #8

Warped Tour is officially over. :'( I don’t know about you, but that was a very quick two months. Sheesh. I had a blast living the tour vicariously through the Instagram accounts of some of your favorite bands and musicians. I hope you had fun as well. Check out the photos below to see all that went down on the eighth, and final, week of Warped Tour 2014. The following photos were posted between July 31 – August 4, 2014 and are shown with their original captions. To make it easy…

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK Warped Tour Edition: Week #6

Can you believe the 2014 Vans Warped Tour will be over in less than two weeks?! Say it isn’t so! Well to keep those big, happy smiles on all our faces, check out the photos below to see some of the shenanigans that went down during sixth week of Warped Tour. The following photos were posted between July 15-22, 2014 and are shown with their original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so…

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Warped Tour Not Returning To The UK

Unfortunately for UK fans, the Warper Tour will not be returning in 2014. Warped spokesperson Kevin Lyman announced via twitter that the UK branch of the tour would not be taking place this year. Sad news for Warper Tour fans around the globe. Check out Lyman’s tweet after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Warped Tour Sign Cracks Down On Crowdsurfing And Moshing

For many people, Warped Tour is the most highly anticipated and fun festival of year, but is the fun coming to an end? It seems that this year the show will be cracking down on moshing and crowdsurfing, two major staples of the festival. Although the ban seems harsh, Warped representative Kevin Lyman recently stated: “This is really a reminder to be safe and take care of each other. No one has been kicked out for moshing.” Please follow and like us:

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