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 Table, Flogging 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.
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… Proteus Crack
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!
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!