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Festival News: Warped Tour 2016 lineup announcement

Vans Warped Tour turns 22 this year and the organisers have gone all out with this years line up and bot is it a blast from the past. 

This year’s festival includes the first extended US tour from Sum 41 since 2012, and first extensive run on Warped Tour since 2010. Other blasts from the past joining the tour include the first Warped Tour appearances from pop-punk legends Good Charlotte Bullet for my Valentine, who last played the tour over a decade ago and Orange County, California metalcore giants Atreyu. 

There are a whole host of other bands to get excited about who will be on the entire tour, including, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Real Friends and State Champs are all co-headlining this year’s Main Stage. As well as Mayday Parade, The Maine, We the Kings and Set It Off all making appearances. U.K. Bands being reprinted include Young Guns and ROAM

You can check out the entire lineup below, along with which dates each act will appear at this summer and a full routing. We’ll see you this summer!

Journey’s Left Foot Stage

Falling in Reverse

Four Year Strong

Good Charlotte (7/19 – 7/28)

Less Than Jake

New Found Glory

Reel Big Fish

Set It Off

Sum 41 (6/26 – 8/7)

The Summer Set (7/30 – 8/13)

We the Kings

Yellowcard

Journey’s Right Foot Stage

3OH!3 (7/21 – 7/31)

Issues

The Maine

Mayday Parade

Pepper (6/24 – 6/29, 7/1 – 7/22)

Real Friends

Sleeping with Sirens

State Champs

The Story So Far

Tonight Alive

Monster Party Stage (North)

Atreyu (7/19 – 8/7)

Bullet for My Valentine (7/19 – 7/22)

The Color Morale

Crown the Empire

Every Time I Die

Ice Nine Kills

Motionless in White

Volumes (6/24 – 7/17)

Whitechapel

The Word Alive

Monster Party Stage (South)

Chelsea Grin

coldrain

Cruel Hand

From Ashes to New

Gideon

In Hearts Wake

Oceans Ate Alaska

Vanna

Veil of Maya

Poseidon Stage

Emarosa

The Heirs

The Interrupters

I See Stars

Knuckle Puck

Masked Intruder

PROF (7/26 – 8/13)

ROAM

Secrets

Young Guns

Cyclops Stage

Against the Current

Assuming We Survive

Ballyhoo!

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Ghost Town

Sykes

Teenage Bottlerocket

Too Close to Touch

Waterparks

Full Sail Stage

Avion Roe (6/24 – 7/21)

Bad Seed Rising (6/24 – 7/27)

Broadside

Cane Hill

Capsize (7/17 – 8/13)

Dash Ten

Hail the Sun (6/24 – 7/16)

Like Pacific

More to Monroe (7/28 – 8/13)

Mother Feather

The New Low

Old Wounds

Payale Royale

Reckless Serenade

SayWeCanFly

Silent Planet (6/24 – 7/17)

Wage War

With Confidence
Vans Warped Tour Dates
6/22 – Anchorage, AK – George M. Sullivan Sports Arena (Road to Warped Tour)

6/24 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

6/25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

6/26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park – Main Street Lot

6/27 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World

6/29 – Nashville, TN – The Fairgrounds Nashville

6/30 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater

7/1 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park

7/2 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

7/3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater at the South Central Fairgrounds

7/5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

7/6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

7/7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater

7/8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

7/9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

7/10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre

7/11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

7/14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

7/15 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagra Pavilion

7/16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

7/17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/19 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

7/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

7/22 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/23 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

7/24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

7/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater

7/27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

7/28 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

7/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

7/31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot

8/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park

8/2 – Scottsdale, AZ – Salt River Fields

8/5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field

8/6 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

8/7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

8/9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

8/11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center

8/12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

8/13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

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Album Review: Young Guns – Ones and Zeros

released 8 June 2015, Virgin EMI

Gustav Wood – lead vocals

John Taylor – guitar 

Ben Jolliffe – drums, percussion, backing vocals 

Simon Mitchell – bass guitar 

Fraser Taylor – guitar

Young Guns the English alternative rock band from Buckinghamshire launched their third and long awaited album, Ones and Zeros, on June 8, 2015.

2012 saw the release of Young Gun’s critically acclaimed album ‘Bones’ and since then the next album has been eagerly awaited. However, Young Guns stood their ground and took their time – refusing to be rushed, resulting in an album featuring an new electronic vibe without having sacrificed their own style or recognisable raw talent.

Having performed at numerous festival, played alongside a plethora of well known bands and achieved considerable success in the US, Europe and the UK this album that will inevitably see them rise up to the next level. Whilst the core sound is very much the same there are noticeable differences appearing through their heavy alt rock vein. This album overflows with depth, catchy hooks, stirring choruses and solid rock songs of stadium quality.

The high-octane opener Rising Up, with distinctive pop and dance sounds, displays euphoric beats and choral chants set against a driving underlying energy that establishes it as one of the  album’s biggest tracks.

I Want Out follows – a deeper, intense but nevertheless catchy tune that, like Bones is a rock anthem, conveying the same soaring feeling but with slightly weightier riffs. Whilst the impressive drums form the solid backbone of this song it is a track where every band member seems to perform at the top of their game.

Infinity, a more mainstream track that will still appeal to the diehard Young Guns fans is effortlessly anthemic and perfectly showcases the timbre of Gustav Wood’s voice throughout

By contrast Lullaby is a surprisingly gentle, beautiful and distinctly more subdued track; Die On Time is in a similar vein but featuring darker, deeper qualities

Momento Mori is a moving but sanguine track, featuring full pulsing drum beat, strong bass and a grounded rock sound.

Gravity – a powerful melodious song  and with sublime guitar playing uncovers a rare delicacy to Gustav Wood’s impressively strong voice.

Daylight features a similar electronic feel to Rising Up, an incredibly upbeat, positive and powerful rendition set against driving percussion, tight lead guitars and an orchestral backdrop.

In contrast Speaking In Tongues features the heavy bass rhythms that capture the classic, raw side of Young Guns perfectly.

Ones and Zeros, the albums title track continues with the newer heavy electro feel but succeeds in combining the old and new sounds. There is a synth effect from the guitars resulting in a dance track with a definite heavy rock vibe and an intoxicating main riff that is instantly infectious.

This album has built on the  past releases of Young Guns allowing them to stay loyal to their raw musical roots but allowing them to  incorporate newer electronic effects within their sound. 

The lyrics are engaging and thought provoking throughout and Gustav Wood stated, in an interview with Kerrang that “It feels great to be back with the strongest material we’ve ever written.”

This album is well produced, and the tracks seems to flow seamlessly from beginning to end and has the feel of a band who are incredibly  happy and satisfied to just be making music. There is the sense that Young Guns want to prove that they are worthy of being labelled the rock heavyweights of the UK and this album could help set them on course to achieve this.

Written By: Lindsy Stott

Live Review: Young Guns – The Haunt, Brighton – 2nd April 2015

Young Guns, the main event of the evening at The Haunt, marked a return to Brighton after a three year hiatus. Opening up with latest single I Want Out, the room was soon a mass of eager fans, who sang along with gusto to last September’s single release.

The engaging vocals of Frontman Gustav Wood excelled from the outset and he enthusiastically led Young Guns though a strong 14 piece set that included songs from their past two albums and soon to be released third album Ones and Zeros. Drummer Ben Jolliffe set the tone, providing a constant rhythm and hard rock beats, generating a sound that  is considerably harder live than on any of their recordings.

Each song was big and bold with one hook-laden anthem after another. The likes of Dearly Departed, Rising Up and monumental set closer Bones had fans in full vocal flow.

The quintet proved that despite having a break from playing shows recently they’ve not forgotten their performing skills although there were times that the set was not as tightly performed as in previous years, though this did not seem to matter to the raucous crowd who applauded and cheered fervently though-out.

It was an intense set that provided an energy that engaged the crowd, even allowing for a fervent mosh pit despite the compact surroundings. Performing older unexpected tracks such as Stitches ensured that the quintet appealed to fans old and new.
Young Guns have been away but have clearly not been forgotten and seem keen to stamp their mark on the music scene again this year. Their third album Ones and Zeros will be released on June 8, 2015

  Setlist

1    I Want Out

2 Dearly Departed

3 Rising Up

4 Stitches

5 You Are Not

6 Towers (On My Way)

7 Crystal Clear

8 After the War

9 Elements

10 Daylight

11 Everything Ends

12 Weight of the World

13 Speaking in Tongues

14 Bones

Written By: Lindsy Stott

Live Review – Blitz Kids – The Haunt, Brighton – 2nd April 2015

 

With a sold out show and an eager crowd it was up to Blitz Kids to kick off the night in the small and compact venue of The Haunt. This engaging quartet immediately drew the support of the lively crowd, opening with ‘Run for Cover’ and followed by ‘Sometimes’ – both guaranteed crowd pleasers!

Joe James, who possesses vocals that are both melodious and incredibly powerful had the crowd singing-along, generating an atmosphere filled with an energy and passion.

The inclusion of ‘Disaster Chapters’ and ‘Desert Storm’ in the set, both B sides from previous single releases were enthusiastically welcomed by the bands hardcore fans – both singles too good not to be brought back out again!

The tight musicianship of this band cannot be faulted, and strong vocal support from Jono Yates and Nic Montgomery added depth and strength to an engaging and professional set. The anthemic ‘All I Want’ saw Joe James bounding around the stage with the crowd providing a rousing vocal chorus.

Since the release of second album ‘The Good Youth’ the quartet have not stopped with numerous appearances across the UK. Since Slam dunk 2014 they have supported The Marmosets and Young Guns, and have also just returned from the USA after appearing at SXSW.

The faultless performance of the 9 piece set and the rousing reception received at The Haunt shows that Blitz Kids are one of the best British rock bands on the scene and their success looks set to continue, hopefully with their own, deserved headline tour later this year. If you get the chance to see Blitz Kids do not hesitate – you really will not be disappointed!

Setlist

1 Run for Cover

2 Sometimes

3 Keep Swinging

4 Desert Storm

5 Disaster Chapters

6 Sold My Soul

7 All I Want Is Everything

8 On My Own

9 Perfect

Written By: Lindsy Stott