This year’s Warped Tour was announced early Tuesday evening via a live stream. The tour is complete with performances and tons of excitement. Though the list of bands was leaked three days beforehand, not much could be done to contain the amount of hype surrounding this year’s lineup.
Many heavy hitters will be hitting the road this summer, including Sum 41, Sleeping With Sirens, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. Here are some bands that you do not want to miss when Warped Tour comes to Denver on July 31:
1. Four Year Strong
Massachusetts based pop-punk/hardcore band Four Year Strong will be here in the mile high city. While they are no strangers to Warped Tour, they are one of the more entertaining and energetic shows to catch. With six albums under their belts, they are nowhere near short on material to play.
2. Knuckle Puck
Chicago-based rock band Knuckle Puck is relatively new to the scene. Releasing their first album “Copacetic” last summer, they have taken the scene by storm. With how well they have been touring for the last few months Warped Tour is bound to be a huge step to mainstream recognition.
3. New Found Glory
Tried and tested and battle-proven, the Florida based punk band New Found Glory made their return to the scene in 2014 with the release of their last album “Resurrection.” This band has been around since the late ’90s and have inspired many young musician out there — even giving inspiration to the name of All Time Low. This is a band you don’t want to miss.
4. State Champs
New York based band State Champs have been leading the way when it comes to pop-punk. They are recently coming off a co-headlining tour with Neck Deep. Their album “Around the World and Back” has found some great success, and the band is only on the upswing from here.
5. The Story So Far
California based The Story So Far have been in the scene for a few years now. Following the release of their self-titled album earlier last year, the band has been on touring almost non-stop. Even having a show at The Aggie back in October. This is one band you have to experience live and with Warped Tour is another great chance to do so.
Collegian Music Critic Alec Erickson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @CTV_ACE.