Where is New Found Glory? Where is Reel Big Fish?
Looking over the newly announced 2017 Warped Tour lineup, you’ll see plenty of familiar names, as always. But where last year the fest was rife with mall-punk veterans and ska perennials, this year's oldies acts are mostly respectable punk-rock lifers.
The Adolescents, T.S.O.L., Sick Of It All, Anti-Flag, the Dickies -- it's like a cool uncle's record collection will come to life this summer and travel to Shakopee to school the youth on punk history. Crowd-pleasing gore-masters GWAR will also be on hand to make a beautiful mess.
Even feminist hardcore group War on Women, hardly Warped fare at all, have signed on this year. Their rationale: "We feel like we’re in a unique position to infiltrate what could be a hostile environment, and ensure that women’s voices are heard."
It's almost like living in T****'s A*****a has brought a new seriousness to the Warped Tour. Worse things have happened! But are we really ready to live in a world where teen punks are too woke for ska?
Oh wait, there's Save Ferris. Whew.
Tickets to the July 23 fest at Canterbury Park run $38; they're now available online and at Golden Valley record shop Down in the Valley.
Here’s the full lineup, arranged in an order all you alphabet fans out there will pick up on and appreciate:
The Acacia Strain
After The Burial
Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Barb Wire Dolls
Being As An Ocean
Courage My Love
Dance Gavin Dance
Fire From The Gods
Fit For A King
The Gospel Youth
Hands Like Houses
Memphis May Fire
New Years Day
Our Last Night
Sick Of It All
Stick To Your Guns