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.