Motionless in White Prepare to Scare Up Another Big Performance at Warped Tour

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Wow, has it has been 20 years since the Vans Warped Tour started? Each summer for the past two decades, fans have been treated to a cross country trek, full of skateboarding, punk rock bands, and now an all encompassing eclectic mix of underground rock music, emo, indie, hip hop, ska, rockabilly, pop, metalcore, electronic and experimental artists. This year, the festival makes its mandatory local stop in Pomona, this Friday, June 20, at the Fairplex.

There will be many stages at this all day outdoor music extravaganza, and well over 100 bands performing. Some of the highlights include Everytime I Die, Falling in Reverse, The Devil Wears Prada, Atilla, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris, Parkway Drive, Terror, Finch, Less Than Jake and Yellowcard among so many more.

The Weekly got a last minute chance to speak to Chris Motionless, from the Pennsylvania-based metalcore band, Motionless In White, (performing on this year's Kia Soul Stage) about the this year's Warped Tour, the band's fondness for electronic and industrial music, Motionless In White's anticipated new album, and the experience working with CLOWN from Slipknot last year.

OC Weekly (Alex Distefano): What's it like being part of this year's Warped Tour? What are some of the bands you're excited about seeing live and playing with this summer?

Chris Motionless: It's an honor to be able to play one of the main stages where we are. There are still steps to climb higher but when I was a kid this was what I thought was the top it was always our dream. We love being on these tours it's living out a dream. Some of the bands we like, there are so many, but a few The Ghost Inside, Everytime I Die; and more. A lot of bands we've toured with and are good friends with as well.

Are there any bands yet that you have not yet toured with you'd want to share the stage with?

Our dream tour would be to tour with Slipknot, we just toured with Rob Zombie last summer on Mayhem Fest and that was awesome. To tour with Slipknot we'd be very hyped up about that!

In 2013, you worked with CLOWN from Slipknot, on the music video for the song 'America' tell us about that experience and what it was like?

He was a very awesome guy and has a tremendous amount of talent. For me though, it's kind of a weird thing to look back on at first I don't believe it sometimes. We look up all the guys in Slipknot, but it was crazy to be working with a member of the band, that does all their creative art and stuff. It was humbling to work with Clown so personally and I still think sometimes when people bring it up, 'Holy Shit! I worked with Clown from Slipknot on a music video!' It was a huge accomplishment for the band.

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