The Bands Scheduled to Play the Full Vans Warped Tour

No matter which date you catch, you can catch these bands

With so many bands assembled for this year’s Warped Tour, but not all of them scheduled to appear at every date, it gets tough to figure out who’s going to playing on your specific city.

The bands listed below are currently scheduled to appear on the entire 2010 Vans Warped Tour, so this is a good place to start figuring out exactly who to look forward to 

After Midnight Project (Los Angeles, CA) – Fronted by Jason Evigan, the son of actor Greg Evigan, this rock band has performing in its blood. As a result, they are known for their energetic live sets that connect with the crowd. (Official Site)

Alesana (Raleigh, NC) – This screamo band is no newcomer to the Warped Tour, so if you’ve attended before, you know what you’re in for. If you’ve not heard them before, expect metal riffs and vocals roughly harmonized with screaming. Lots of screaming. If screaming is your thing, these guys are on the top of their game. (MySpace Site)

Alkaline Trio (Chicago, IL) – A band known for smart songwriting and a great sound in their early days, before blatant pandering left them a shell of their former awesome selves. Their latest release on Epitaph Records, This Addiction shows a band beginning to reclaim their former glory. (Official Site)

AM Taxi (Chicago, IL) – If the Gaslight Anthem are punk rock's take on Springsteen, then Chicago’s AM Taxi are punk rock's take on Gaslight Anthem. Mixing great songwriting with elements of old-school punk with influences like Clash-fueled reggae, world beat and pure pop, this is a band poised to be one of the most exciting, innovative bands on the tour. (MySpace Site)

Anarbor (Phoenix, AZ) – This pop rock band has attained more success than many realize. Despite a relatively low profile, their music has appeared on multiple TV and movie scores, and is a regular part of ESPN’s Sports Center. They did a few dates on the Warped Tour last year, and a longer runs this year might symbolize that now that the band is successful, they’re pushing to be famous as well. (Official Site)

Andrew W.K. (New York, NY) – A classically trained musician, Andrew W.K. may not have invented the “party hard” punk rock sound but he certainly perfected it. Although recent years have seen him doing TV and producing records, I’m hoping his return to the stage of Warped will be similar to his last time on its mainstage, which was a supersoaker-fueled rager of positive energy. This guy comes to party, and doesn’t leave until everyone is partied out. (Official Site)

Artist Vs Poet – (Dallas, TX) This powerpop band has grabbed the attention of both Fearless Records and the Warped Tour based on their solid songwriting and DIY attitude. The product of the dissolution of a few other bands, Artist Vs Poet wield catchy beats and infectious melodies on their four-song EP, with a full-length due this spring. (MySpace Site)

Attack Attack (Columbus, OH) – One can’t help but be intrigues by this band from Ohio, which will deliver heavy metal riffs and grotesquely screamed vocals at one moment, and electronic danceability the second. Live, I’m thinking it will either be impressive, or impressively hilarious. (MySpace Site)

Automatic Loveletter (Tampa, FL) – Fronted by Juliet Sims (who has lent vocals to songs by Cartel, Secondhand Serenade and All Time Low), this heavily acoustic combo will bring a soothing influence to whatever stage they’re on. (MySpace Site)

Breathe Carolina (Denver, CO) – Another band playing the odd combo of screamo and electronic, these kids from Colorado mix layered dance music with the occasional power scream. The full package is pure electrofun, and upbeat even when the lyrics are about boys with broken hearts. (MySpace Site)

Breathe Electric (Lake County, IL) – This electropop outfit is just Grant Harris in the studio, but expands to a three-piece when he takes it on the road. Drawing influence from pop, electronica, hip hop, and indie rock, Breathe Electric is often compared to bands like Hellogoodbye and PlayRadioPlay. (MySpace Site)

Bring Me The Horizon (Sheffield, England) – This British band fuses death metal and hardcore into a conglomeration that’s been referred to as deathcore. Whatever you want to call it, it’s intense and heavy, grabbing this band accolades and nominations as both the best and worst band in the UK. (MySpace Site)

The Cab (Las Vegas, NV) – Made up of four kids barely out of high school, this powerpop group that boasts an impressive list of associated acts. They’ve toured with bands like Panic! at the Disco, Cobra Starship and Forever the Sickest Kids and recorded with members of Panic! and Fall Out Boy - odds are, you’re in for a slick set from a band poised to blow up. (Official Site)

The Casualties (New York City, NY) – A solid presence on the punk scene for over a decade and an unapologetic adherence to the principles of old school street punk makes the Casualties one of the best – and the punkest – picks for this years Warped Tour. Their set will be fast, loud and memorable. (MySpace Site)

Closure in Moscow (Melbourne, Australia) – A prog/psychedelic group from Down Under, Closure in Moscow has been heavily compared to other posthardcore prog bands like Coheed & Cambria and Saosin. Allusions to forefathers like King Crimson are not off base, either, as they pick up the old sounds and make them their own - without screaming, a plus in my book. (MySpace Site)

Confide (Los Angeles, California) – This Christian post-hardcore band started as a deathcore band in 2004, but multiple lineup changes have left the band with only one original member and a slant that’s decidedly more screamo. If you catch their set, listen for their cover of the Postal’ Service’s "Such Great Heights,” which while much heavier than the original obviously, begs the question of whether it really needed to be done. (MySpace Site)

The Dillinger Escape Plan (Morris Plains, NJ) – A “mathcore” band out of New Jersey, Dillinger Escape Plan combines complex riffs and growled vocals into an aggressive wall of sound. What’s more impressive than their music, though, is their live show. Expect… well expect anything, and be prepared for some furious energy and quite possibly frontman Greg Puciato flying over – or stepping on – your head. (MySpace Site)

Emarosa (Lexington, KY) – With the addition of frontman Jonny Craig (of Dance Gavin Dance) in 2007, this band moved away from screamo and more toward the melodic post-hardcore they’re best known for. Fresh out of the studio for the Warped Tour, expect new material and booming riffs. (MySpace Site)

Emmure (New Fairfield, CT) – If you want some metal at the Warped Tour this year, you’re not going to find one more metal than these guys. Emmure will be bringing its combination of heavy issues and heavier music, and even if you don’t know what they’re talking about, you’ll fit right in as long as you can bang your head. (MySpace Site)

Eyes Set To Kill (Phoenix, AZ) – This female-fronted post-hardcore band features the melodic vocals of guitarist Alexia Rodriguez, and her sister Anissa on bass. Whether it’s the female influence or simple musical talent, the band employs harmonies much more hypnotic and complex than a lot of the standard fare. (MySpace Site)

Face To Face (Victorville, CA) – These skate-punk playing Fat Wreck Chords veterans were a staple in every proper punk’s record collection, and their breakup in 2003 was a sad day indeed. A few years later, 2008 saw the joyful reunion of these heavyhitters, and the entire Warped Tour this year will be privy to a set from a band that has attained legendary status. (Official Site)

Fake Problems (Naples, Florida) – Mixing mandolin, violin, steel guitar and horns into the standard punk sound, Fake Problems drops more than a little folksiness and country twang into their sound, along with smart songwriting. (Official Site)

Far From Finished (Boston, MA) - If you’re lamenting the lack of the Street Dogs on this year’s Warped Tour, check out Far From Finished. These guys carry the Boston streetpunk banner just as high and as proudly as their more well known peers. (Myspace Site)

Fight Fair (San Diego, CA) – Adding to the pop punk roster this year is this group. Their debut full-length is due in 2010, but based on their previous EPs, we’re in for plenty of upbeat pop punk beats in the same vein of bands like Bowling For Soup. (MySpace Site)

Gardening, Not Architecture (Los Angeles, CA) A collaboration between singer/songwriter Sarah Saturday and producer Beau Sorenson, Gardening, Not Architure is a fuzzy ethereal dreampop band. Originally intended as a studio-only project, the duo put together a live show due to public demand. Fans of old dreampop bands like Cure are really in for a treat when this band brings a sound to the stage that has been woefully neglected in recent years.

Hey Monday (West Palm Beach, FL) – Fresh-faced musicians, female vocals and a wholesome sound make these kids more power pop than pop punk. Could this be the next Paramore? If so, do we need another Paramore? (Official Site)

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business (Hammonton, NJ) – The side project of former Early November frontman Ace Enders, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business is a blend of mellow, artfully crafted folk and ambient sounds. (MySpace Site)

In Fear and Faith (Sand Diego, CA) – Yet another band with regular and screamed vocals, In Fear and Faith sets itself apart from the other bands by playing music heavy enough that the singing parts are the ones more out of place. (MySpace Site)

Left Alone (Wilmington, CA) – Another one of the “true” punk bands on this year’s roster, Left Alone is a band that got their start as the Warped Tour BBQ Band in 2004 and 2005. This time the band that plays a mix of three-chord punk, ska and a hint of twang will be doing Warped without having to cook their way through. MySpace Site

Mayday Parade (Tallahassee, FL) – A recent addition to Atlantic Records, this is their third year with Warped. They boast an emo-pop sound that is slick, polished and emotional, if not overly deep. (Official Site)

NeverShoutNever! (Joplin, MO) - The alias of acoustic/pop artist Christofer Drew, NeverShoutNever! will be bringing syrupy sweet acoustic pop love songs to the Warped stages again this summer. He’s up for a challenge - can his sound can cut through the cynicism and louder preferences of the typical Warped tour attendee? (MySpace Site)

Of Mice and Men (Costa Mesa, CA) – Founded by original Attack Attack frontman Austin Carlile, Of Mice and Men already have a buzz surrounding them. They play the tight, fast post-hardcore that has become a Warped standard. (MySpace Site)

Parkway Drive (Byron Bay, Australia) – Adding to this year’s international contingent is this metal outfit with solid hardcore roots. Blistering guitars and guttural vocals have captured this band a solid following Down Under, and their sound should fare as well in the States. (MySpace Site)

Pierce The Veil (San Diego, CA) – A prog/post-hardcore band formed by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes (who are also members of the supergroup Isles & Glaciers with Craig Owens of Chiodos and Jonny Craig of Emarosa), Pierce The Veil are Warped and Taste of Chaos veterans. Their sound is complex and convoluted, an all-over-the-place amalgam that’s hard not to find good – and bad – elements in. (MySpace Site)

Mike Posner (Southfield, MI) – He’s a singer/songwriter/producer who’s collaborated with Big Sean and 3OH!3, and at the risk of sounding elitist, I think I may have him pegged as the one musician who doesn’t fit into the scope of the Warped Tour at all. (MySpace Site)

The Pretty Reckless (New York, NY) – If you’re looking for a celebrity on the Warped Tour stage, The Pretty Reckless set will be the one to catch. The band is fronted by one Taylor Momsen, better know for playing Jenny Humphrey on the CW televeision series Gossip Girl. It’s more than gimmick, though, as The Pretty Reckless plays raw, dirty rock that picks up where the grunge bands of the ‘90s left off. (MySpace Site)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Indianapolis, IN) – They only have three members, but the misnomer is easy to overlook once you hear their music, a frantic version of Delta Blues (complete with washboard) that has landed the band slots touring with Flogging Molly, a slot on Springer and now a run on Warped. (MySpace Site)

Riverboat Gamblers (Denton, TX) – One of the most energetic live shows I’ve ever seen, Riverboat Gamblers frontman Mike Wiebe is known for spending as much time in the crowd and climbing the walls as he does onstage. This tour should include a fully-recovered Ian MacDougall, the guitarist hit by a car in 2009. (Official Site)

The Rocket Summer (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) – This indiepop outfit is the brainchild of Stephen Bryce Avary, a guy who writes, plays and produces every note on his albums. On the road he has a band, but his vision of upbeat, melodic, indie rhythms should carry through just fine. (Official Site)

Set Your Goals (Orinda, CA) – Meshing pop punk with melodic hardcore, Set Your Goals is a band that fits well on the Epitaph label. Their positive hardcore sounds conjure up elements of Lifetime and Save The Day, but their delivery is very fresh. (MySpace Site)

The Sparring (Orange County, CA) – Fronted by former Tiger Army drummer Joel Bourne, the Sparring are a band that delivers a reeling mass of street punk straight from the speakers to your head, not apologizing if it knocks you down. (MySpace Site)

Suicide Silence (Riverside, CA) - Suicide Silence is metal. When I say they’re metal, I mean they’re metal in that style of psychotically heavy guitars and incoherently gutturally growled vocals that makes you say “whoah, that’s metal.” (Official Site)

Sum 41 (Ajax, ON) – Since 2001's “Fat Lip,” these guys have managed to become a pretty familiar name on the scene. This is the band’s 4th time on Warped, and they always deliver a high-intensity set. (Official Site)

The Summer Set (Scottsdale, AZ) – More of the powerpop sound that's heavy on the Warped Tour, the Summer Set plays upbeat love songs heavily loaded with pop hooks and messy haircuts. (MySpace Site)

VersaEmerge (Port St. Lucie, Florida) - Fronted by Sierra Kusterbeck, this experimental pop-rock band often gets lumped in with Paramore. This does a disservice to the band’s thick rhythm sections topped by massive guitar hooks, and eventually everyone is going to realize this is the more complex of the two. (MySpace Site)

We Are The In Crowd (Poughkeepsie, NY) – This will most likely be one of those flash-in-the-pan pop outfits, even with a contract and a song on The Hills. Musically, they play upbeat pop, light on substance. (MySpace Site)

We The Kings (Bradenton, FL) – The most awesome part of this band is the fact that they share a record label from Tom Jones. Aside from the sheer awesomeness of that, they play upbeat pop punk that isn’t too terrible, but skews to a younger demo. (MySpace Site)

Whitechapel (Knoxville, TN) – Named for the location of the Jack the Ripper murders, this very easily could have been the music that Jack would have listened to, had he had an iPod. Whitechapel’s proficiency with brutal death metal has landed them tours with bands ranging from Parkway Drive to Cannibal Corpse – and I think I have pretty good guess which one they got along better with. (MySpace Site)

You Me At Six (Weybridge, England) – A fan favorite in the UK, You Me At Six have a perfect grasp of a sound that blends pop punk hooks with a bit of new wave energy. The kids like them on their side of the pond, and they’ll probably fare well stateside as well. (MySpace Site)