Warped Tour Announces First Six Bands

We know you can’t wait for the summer to role around, and the Vans Warped Tour to make its way back into your hometown. To hold you over, the kind folks at Warped Tour have announced the first six bands that will be playing the festival, with promises to bring you 15 more new band announcements in the coming weeks. You can check out the recently announced bands after the jump. (more…)

Ballyhoo! Release "Walk Away" Music Video

After a busy run on the Vans Warped Tour this past summer, OurStage’s very own Ballyhoo! have released a brand new video for their song, “Walk Away.” True to their well meshed reggae stylings, and blended with a little punk and pop for good measure, Ballyhoo!’s latest song is as catchy as it is lighthearted, turning the heavy subject of breakups into a lighthearted, party filled affair. Check out the video, which aired on Fuse, below.

If you like Ballyhoo! check out Ourstage artist Deadfish.

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Vic and Gab: OurStage Artist Of The Week

And the very first OurStage Pro Artist of the Week is…the excellent Vic and Gab. This sister duo, who play mesmerizing, grooving, and powerfully catchy indie pop, joined OurStage in 2010 and have since made an impressive amount of headway in their career. That year, they won the opportunity to have a song featured on MTV’s (controversial but short-lived series) Skins. Just this past July, they played the OurStage.com stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Then, two months later, they were playing for 18,000 people in their hometown of Milwaukee, at a rally for President Obama’s re-election. Not a bad trajectory and there’s surely more to come. We’re proud to feature them as our Artist of the Week.

Here’s “So Long So Tired” as heard on MTV:


Here’s a cool video from behind the scenes at Warped, featuring the song “Walls”:

Here’s Vic and Gab at the Obama rally:

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Watch The Full Premiere Of "Warped Roadies"

The Vans Warped Tour is the one of the longest running tours in America, not to mention probably the most challenging. For about 80 days straight, 1,000+ crew members wake up at the crack of dawn every morning and work in non-stop grueling conditions late into the evening. It takes a hell of a lot of manpower and endurance to keep the well oiled Warped machine running, but many people do not realize this. That’s why Fuse decided to document this past summer’s 2012 Warped Tour for their new show Warped Roadies, in which they follow the crew—NOT the rockstars—who work their asses off every day behind the scenes to make it all happen. They are the backbone of the whole machine, without whom none of it could be possible. Click here to watch the full series premiere before it airs this Friday, December 7 at 11/10c.

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Patent Pending Announce US Tour Dates

If you stopped by the OurStage.com stage during Warped Tour this summer, there is a chance you saw Patent Pending put on one of their legendary pop punk shows. The five-piece have been building a strong following on the alternative underground for a few years now, and will once again be hitting the road this winter to share their upbeat songs with the fans across the United States. You can view their new recently announced tour dates below:

12/04 “ Peabody’s  |  Cleveland, Ohio
12/05 “ Case Western Reserve University (Students Only)  |  Cleveland, Ohio
12/07 “ Penny Road Pub  |  Barrington, Illinois
12/08 “ The Firebird  |  St. Louis, Missouri
12/21 “ Sherman Theater  |  Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
12/22 “ Strange Matter (Skalidays 2012)  |  Richmond, Virginia
12/26 “ Ollies Point (Long Island Christmosh 2012)  |  Amityville, NY
12/28 “ Heirloom Arts Theater  | Danbury, Connecticut
12/29 “ The Middle East  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts
12/30 “ Radiant  |  Nutley, New Jersey

Dates for most, if not all shows are available now through various outlets.

If you would like to see Patent Pending live, but are end-of-year broke, be sure to enter #FreeTicketFriday later this week!

Warped Tour Searching for 2013 Artwork

We can never get enough Warped Tour news, and even in the fall and winter months when we’re pulling out the blankets and putting on the heat, Warped Tour is still hot on our minds.

That’s why we couldn’t resist sharing Warped Tour’s latest news with you. The tour is currently searching for artwork based on the theme Best Day Ever and must include the 2013 Vans Warped Tour logo.

So whip out those old school colored pencils and pastels and get to work! If you’re in need of some inspiration, check our more details and last year’s winning design here.

If you like Warped Tour bands like All Time Low, check out OurStage artist Prom Night In Black And White.

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