A celebration of HIP clients on Warped Tour!

After 24 years and hundreds of shows across the US (and Canada), this summer will mark the final cross-country trek of the Vans Warped Tour. This traveling festival – known to some as “punk rock summer camp”, or better yet the “punk rock traveling circus” – had over 1,700 artists perform across its stages over the years. Some played only one date, while others returned summer after summer to travel with the tour. Warped Tour has its roots in punk rock, and was always full of alternative, emo, pop-punk, metal, and hardcore bands, but the tour was also home to artists spanning across the genres of hip-hop, pop, and even EDM.

Over the years, several current and former HIP clients have graced the Warped Tour stage – some traveling the circuit for the whole summer and returning year after year, others stopping to play only a few shows. Curious which HIPsters have been out on Warped Tour? Read on…

A few HIP clients have been true veterans of the Warped Tour. Anti Flag and Motion City Soundtrack have each spent a whopping ten summers on the tour (most recently in 2017 and 2015, respectively). Big D and the Kids TableFlogging Molly, and NOFX have each played it seven times, and Every Time I Die will appear on the tour for the eighth time this summer. New Found Glory and Paramore each played it six times, and The Early November played it five times.

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Motion City Soundtrack on Warped Tour -  7/9/13 in Virginia Beach, VA -  by Chloe Muro
Motion City Soundtrack on Warped Tour – 7/9/13 in Virginia Beach, VA – by Chloe Muro (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wearenotmeaningless/9279465417)

 

Paramore at Vans Warped Tour -  7/20/11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - by Dan Cox
Paramore at Vans Warped Tour – 7/20/11 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – by Dan Cox (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dancox_/6003950809)

 

Drive Thru Records, Fearless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, and SideOneDummy Records all have strong roots in the alternative music scene, so it comes as no surprise that several of their artists have been on Warped. Take a look at this list of HIP clients from these labels that are Warped alumni…

The Academy Is

The Academy Is... at Vans Warped Tour 2008 - by Veronica Kai
The Academy Is… at Vans Warped Tour 2008 – by Veronica Kai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/veronicakai/4949838148)

Broadway Calls
Cobra Starship

Cobra Starship - Live in 2008
By Megan Westerby – https://www.flickr.com/photos/meganwest/2605017913/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18127175

Cute Is What We Aim For
Fake Problems
The Gaslight Anthem
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes Warped

Hidden In Plain View
Plain White Ts
PUP
The Starting Line
A.W. (formerly Allison Weiss)

 

Plenty of other HIP alumni have played Warped Tour, and it’s a thrill to see so many familiar names come up when looking through years of past Warped Tour lineups!

Breathe Carolina
The Casualties
The Dollyrots
Drop Dead, Gorgeous
Flatfoot 56
Justina Valentine
Meg and Dia
Meg and Dia at Warped Tour

Mewithoutyou
Nevershoutnever
Never Shout Never 1

Papa Roach
Patent Pending
Rise Against

Rise Against at Vans Warped Tour 2006 by Hugo Chisholm
Rise Against at Vans Warped Tour 2006 by Hugo Chisholm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilmutent/197784560)

The Rocket Summer
Rookie of the Year
RX Bandits
Suburban Legends
30 Seconds To Mars

 


 

Will you be making your way to the Vans Warped Tour this summer? The HIP crew will be hitting up some of the shows in and around New Jersey – perhaps we’ll see you there! Head to Warped Tour’s official website to see the dates, and let us know on Twitter which show you’ll be at!