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The 2009 Vans Warped Tour Lineup - The Kevin Says Stage

Bands that will be on the 2009 Kevin Says Stage


The 2009 Vans Warped Tour Lineup - The Kevin Says Stage

Against Me!, Warped Tour 2008

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Total Chaos (Los Angeles, CA) – If the Exploited dumped their illegitimate children into the ocean and they swam to the states, the beings that emerged from the waters would be Total Chaos. Wholeheartedly influenced by the Exploited, Total Chaos are America’s take on the early days of real Oi! (MySpace Site)

TSOL (Long Beach, CA) – Celebrating 30 years as a band, TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty) have over the years crossed from hardcore punk to horror punk and back again. Regardless of how they sound this time out, it’s going to be dark. (MySpace Site)

TV/TV (New York, NY) – If you like well-produced powerpop music in the vein of Fall Out Boy, well then, here you go. (MySpace Site)

UK Subs (London, England) – Another hefty dose of UK old school, the UK Subs are a long-touring punk tradition made up of guys who haven’t slowed down since the ‘70s. They’ve been prolific over the years, too; each of the band’s album titles beging with a successive letter of the alphabet. They are currently at “V.” (Official Site)

Underoath (Ocala, FL) – Christian metalcore. Warped Tour veterans. Very, very heavy. That’s Underoath. (MySpace Site)

Valencia (Philadelphia, PA) – While the band’s songs may sound like a lot of other similar bands, it’s the mature lyricism that elevates them above that peers. That being said, it’s still pop punk and you don’t need to know thw words to be able to nod along. (MySpace Site)

Vanna (Boston, MA) – A Boston metalcore group with a former member from Therefore I Am, Vanna are masters of flawlessly transitioning from hardcore blasts of sound into complex metal melodies and back again. (MySpace Site)

VersaEmerge (Port St. Lucie, Florida) - Fronted by Sierra Kusterbeck, this experimental pop-rock band often gets lumped into comparisons with Paramore. This does a disservice to the band’s thick rhythm sections topped by massive guitar hooks. The comparisons between Kusterbeck and Paramore’s Hayley Williams can only help VersaEmerge for now, but eventually everyone is going to realize this is the more complex of the two. (MySpace Site)

Westbound Train (Boston, MA) – I have managed to miss this band every time they’ve come to town – although for one of those shows I caught their last song and it was really good. Westbound Train is a ska band, but not the third wave ska we’re used to. Westbound Train plays true old school rude boy ska, the way ska was intended to be in the first place. (MySpace Site)

Kevin Says Stage

In addition to the bigger acts appearing on the main stages, the Vans Warped Tour also features the Kevin Says stage. In years past, the stage predominantly featured bands that were mostly unsigned and only played a handful of dates. This year, the stage will have many more newly signed bands from various record labels, each playing just a few days of the tour (we'll post dates as we get them).

Here is this year’s lineup:

After Midnight Project
Alana Grace
Authority Zero
Black Saints Cartel
Born to Lose
Breathe Electric
Broadway Calls
Cheap Girls
Death Punch
Designer Drugs
Echo Movement
Gator Face
Ice Nine Kills
Inward Eye
Ivory Line
Jet Lag Gemini
Left Alone
Mercy Mercedes
Middle Finger Salute
Passenger Action Rock
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Single File
Stayle Fish
Superman Is Dead
The Blackout
The Lives of Famous Men
The Scenic
The Set
The Truth
These Green Eyes
This Providence
Ultimate Power Duo
Walk Off the Earth
We are the Union
You Me and Everyone
You Me at Six

Who are you most excited about for this year's Warped Tour? Who would you like to see as a last-minute addition? Talk about it in the forums!

More Warped Info:

A Profile of the Warped Tour

When is the Warped Tour coming to you?2009 Vans Warped Tour Dates
An Interview with Kevin Lyman, Founder of the Warped Tour
What Can I Take to the Warped Tour?

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