Christopher Bowes of Alestorm Interviewed @ Vans Warped Tour 2017

Oh wow! With their brand new album ‘No Grave But The Sea’, out now on Napalm Records, heavy metal pirates ALESTORM have hit several official album charts!

“I have an inflatable kayak. Does that count? That’s my pirate vessel of choice.” Amb Pirate chats with Christopher Bowes of Alestorm @ Vans Warped Tour 08/04/2017 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA

This unstoppable party machine where the rum flows freely and who once defined their own music as “Stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing treasure”, has now reached their highest chart positions to date and prove, that they belong to the TOP of the most acclaimed and finest heavy metal bands the worldwide scene has to offer.

Says the band:
“For an awful band like Alestorm, that’s incredibly impressive, and it’s higher than anything we’ve ever achieved before! Thank you to everyone who bought an album and made this possible!”

And they promise: “Oh yeah, the coolest thing about this is, we charted higher than the new Shakira album, and she’s an international pop sensation! Does this mean we’ll be doing the theme tune for the next FIFA World Cup? Maybe. Does this mean we’ll dress in leather bikinis and record a cover of “Whenever, Wherever”? Definitely.”

Lou Koller of Sick Of It All Interviewed @ Vans Warped Tour 2017

“Everybody’s like, you guys are so cool and mellow. But when you’re on stage you’re crazy. Ya, we get it all out there. If I didn’t I’d break a lot of TV remotes. Amb Pirate chats with vocalist Lou Koller of Sick Of It All @ Vans Warped Tour 08/04/2017 Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA in the video below.

 

Formed during 1986 in Queens, the band released their first self-titled EP on Revelation Records and began to accumulate a strong local following by playing famous clubs like CBGBs (‘A Month Of Sundays’ actually pays tribute to these glorious days at this legendary venue). Soon after, the band released their first full-length record ‘Blood Sweat And No Tears’ on In-Effect Records. Often revolving around politics, social injustices and life on the streets of New York, the band wore their heart on their sleeve and made no apologies, often including threads of positivity. When their second album ‘Just Look Around’ was released in 1992, it was a benchmark for the band and the New York hardcore scene, and kicked off their globe-trotting expansion with tours in Europe, South America and Japan. They released their breakthrough album ‘Scratch The Surface’ in 1994 on Atlantic, followed by the seminal album ‘Built To Last’ in 1997. After releasing three albums on Fat Wreck Chords, as well as a live album and a collection of rarities, the band took on the challenge to push themselves further. ‘Death To Tyrants’ was the band’s first cooperation with Century Media and was mixed by renowned metal producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquillity,) adding a refreshingly heavy edge to the band’s trademark NYHC sound. ‘Death To Tyrants’ was extremely well received by media and fans alike and followed up with three years of relentless touring.

DANCE GAVIN DANCE SURPRISE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “SUMMERTIME GLADNESS” AHEAD OF WARPED TOUR

Ahead of their summer-long appearance on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, Dance Gavin Dance have dropped a brand new, standalone song and video. Watch and listen to the addictively upbeat “Summertime Gladness

Warped Tour kicks off on Friday, June 16 and runs through August 6. Dance Gavin Dance will be playing “Summertime Gladness” live, further cementing the “can’t miss” status of the band’s daily set.

Additionally, DGD singer Tilian Pearson graces the cover of the brand new Warped Tour issue of Alternative Press.

The band’s Warped Tour 2017 schedule is below.

DANCE GAVIN DANCE 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR:
6/16 — Seattle, WA
6/17 — Salem, OR
6/21 — Albuquerque, NM
6/22 — Phoenix, AZ
6/23 — Las Vegas, NV
6/24 — Salt Lake City UT
6/25 — Denver, CO
6/27 — Nashville, TN
6/29 — Atlanta, GA
6/30 — Orlando, FL
7/1 — St. Petersburg, FL
7/2 — West Palm Beach, FL
7/4 — Wilmington, NC
7/6 — Charlotte, NC
7/7 — Camden, NJ
7/8 — Wantagh, NY
7/9 — Hartford, CT
7/10 — Scranton, PA
7/11 — Virginia Beach, VA
7/12 — Mansfield, MA
7/13 — Darien Center, NY
7/14 — Burgettstown, PA
7/15 — Holmdel, NJ
7/16 — Columbia, MD
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH
7/20 — Noblesville, IN
7/21 — Auburn Hills, MI
7/22 — Tinley Park, IL
7/23 — Shakopee, MN
7/24 — Milwaukee, WI
7/26 — St. Louis, MO
7/27 — Bonner Springs, KS
7/28 — Dallas, TX
7/29 — San Antonio, TX
7/30 — Houston, TX
8/1 — Las Cruces, NM
8/4 — Mountain View, CA
8/5 — San Diego, CA
8/6 — Pomona, CA

GWAR to embark on the “Vans’ Warped Tour” tomorrow

For the first time ever, Antarctic Alien Overlords GWAR will hit the road beginning tomorrow as part of the “Vans’ Warped Tour.” The tour crisscrosses the United States, running through August 6th in Pomona, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below. Continue reading “GWAR to embark on the “Vans’ Warped Tour” tomorrow”

Shattered Sun Joins the 2017 Vans Warped Tour Line Up!

After making a name for themselves on the road by supporting artists such as Testament, Exodus, Soilwork, Soulfly and Scar Symmetry, plus performing at Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Welcome To Rockville Festival and New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, Texas melodic metal quintet Shattered Sun are adding another massive festival run to their list.
Vocalist Marcos Leal and drummer Robert Garza of Shattered Sun talk battle of the bands, cooking, equipment, signing with Victory Records and more with RCTV of Capital Chaos TV @ The Regency Ballroom, California 04/01/15
It was just announced that Shattered Sun will join the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys line up! The band will tour with the festival from July 26 through August 6, performing daily on the Full Sail Stage. Tickets are on sale now via www.vanswarpedtour.com.
 
Shattered Sun 2017 Vans Warped Tour performance dates:
7.26     Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7.27     Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7.28     Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7.29     San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7.30     Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
8.01     Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University
(Intramural Field)
8.04     Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8.05     San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8.06     Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona
 
For a full listing of all 2017 Vans Warped Tour dates, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com.
Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal states, “We are extremely excited to be a part of this year’s Vans Warped Tour and its phenomenal line up! We’ve shared so many great memories at VWT over the years – from passing out from the heat in San Antonio, to rocking out to August Burns Red, to crowd surfing during A Day To Remember – we can’t wait to bring our style of Texas Metal to this year’s line up and show people our new music! Be on the lookout because the Texas RAGERS are coming. See you in the pit!”
 

Barb Wire Dolls to Perform All Summer on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour

When Motörhead’s legendary frontman Lemmy saw Barb Wire Dolls live at Whisky A Go-Go back in 2015, he immediately took them under his wing and signed them personally to the Motörhead Music record label. After years of performing on stages across the world, fans will see the five-piece rock band from Crete, Greece performing at the biggest punk show of them all – the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys!
Barb Wire Dollswill tour with Vans Warped Tour all summer long, beginning June 16 through August 6, on the Skullcandy Stage. Tickets are on sale now via www.vanswarpedtour.com. See below for a full listing of Barb Wire Dolls tour dates.
Frontwoman Isis Queen says: “Vans Warped Tour is where we will reach the youth who have the potential to change the world.  It’s time to inspire, and activate their thunder!”
 
The Vans Warped Tour is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres. The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.
 
In celebration of today’s announcement, Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to reveal their brand new music video for their track, “Desperate”. Taken from their full-length 2016 Motörhead Music release of the same name, the “Desperate” video is an edgy and somewhat restless experience for the viewer.
Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys:
6/16 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field North Lot
6/17 – Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds
6/21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
6/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
6/23 – Las Vegas, NV@ Hard Rock Hotel
6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
6/25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27 – Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
6/28 – Metairie, LA @ The Shrine On Airline (aka Zephyr Field)
6/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
6/30 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/1 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/2 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/4 – Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
7/6 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/7 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/8 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/9 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
7/10 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/12 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/22 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/23 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
7/26 – Maryland Heights, MO@ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
7/27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
8/1 – Las Cruces, NM @ “New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)”
8/4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/6 – Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona