By Chip Tamplin

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

Punk’s Leading Label Represents at Vans Warped Tour with Performances by Bring Me The Horizon, Motion City Soundtrack, Letlive, and Shy Kidx.

May 29, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Epitaph Records will be in full force on Vans Warped Tour ’13 with standout performances from Bring Me The Horizon, Motion City Soundtrack, letlive., and Shy Kidx. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, America’s longest-running touring festival, Warped Tour will kick off on June 15 in Seattle, WA and wrap-up August 4 in Houston, TX. The complete lineup and routing can be found at www.warpedtour.com.

Bring Me The Horizon (Headlining the Warped Tour Main Stage – 6/19-8/4)

Adrenaline charged international rock superstars Bring Me The Horizon have unleashed their highly acclaimed new album Sempiternal, which immediately hit #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and reached #11 on the Billboard Top 200, the highest chart position of their career. Recently featured on the covers of Alternative Press, Rocksound and Kerrang!, the band is building huge momentum worldwide with the a release of their highly acclaimed new album. Sempiternal also peaked at #1 on the Australian charts and hit the #3 position in in the UK as well as far #18 in New Zealand, #22 in Germany and #17 in Austria despite the leak of the album nearly two months early. Bring Me The Horizon will take their captivating live performance on the road all summer long headlining the Warped Tour main stage. Check out the video for “Sleepwalking” here:

Motion City Soundtrack (Headlining the Warped Tour Main Stage – 6/15-8/4)

Touring in support of their latest album Go , Minneapolis rock band Motion City Soundtrack are no strangers to the Vans Warped Tour . The band’s fifth full-length studio album Go is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed My Dinosaur Life (Columbia, February 2010) and was recorded over an extended period of time this past winter at Flowers Studio in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN with Ed Ackerson coproducing alongside the band. Go also serves as the band’s return to Epitaph Records who released their first three albums – I Am The Movie (‘03), Commit This to Memory (‘05), and Even If It Kills Me (‘07). Check out “True Romance” from their latest album in stores now:

letlive. ( Monster Energy Stage – 6/15-8/4)

Rising Los Angeles hard rock outfit letlive. will be bring their rousing live show on the road all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour . The band is gearing up to launch this sophomore Epitaph release later this summer . Consisting of Jason Aalon Butler (vocals), Jean Nascimento (guitar), Jeff Sahyoun (guitar), and Ryan Jay Johnson (bass), the band has been building a reputation for themselves in the Los Angeles hardcore scene. With their eclectic arsenal of influences, letlive. take heavy music to new heights with dynamic song-writing, blistering and precise rhythms, hook loaded metal riffs and Butler’s remarkable ability to balance cathartic screams and melodic vocals. Watch the video for “Renegade 86” here:

Shy Kidx ( Spotify Stage – 6/15-8/4)

What’s considered to be “punk” is constantly evolving, so it makes sense that the latest group of musical outcasts have embraced laptops instead of traditional instrumentation in order to make music that is truly innovative. Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of Shy Kidx, the Italian electronic dance music (EDM) sensation who’s first EP Orion is out now. Shy Kidx delivers a unique brand of EDM that not only draws fans to the dance floor from around the world, but from all realms of music by redefining what is considered “punk.” Named one of Alternative Press’ 2013 100 Band’s You Need To Know , Shy Kidx has since crafted a unique sound influenced by a slew electronica forerunners such as the Bloody Beetroots and Skrillex. Check out the Orion EP by going here:


Warped Tour Dates:

Sat 6/15 Auburn, WA (Seattle) White River Amphitheatre
Sun 6/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Wed 6/19 Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 6/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Fri 6/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 6/22 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 6/23 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Wed 6/26 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Thu 6/27 Phoenix, AZ Salt River Fields
Fri 6/28 Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
Sat 6/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairplex
Sun 6/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Wed 7/3 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) Klipsch Music Center
Fri 7/5 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat 7/6 Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) Darien Center PNC
Sun 7/7 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue 7/9 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
Wed 7/10 Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) Merriweather Post Pavilion
Thu 7/11 Mansfield, MA (Boston) Comcast Center
Fri 7/12 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA) Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/13 Uniondale/ Wantagh, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Wed 7/17 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) First Niagara Pavilion
Thu 7/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) Blossom Music Center
Fri 7/19 Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit) The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat 7/20 Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Sun 7/21 Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) Canterbury Park
Tue 7/23 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) Sandstone Amphitheater
Wed 7/24 Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thu 7/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Fri 7/26 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) Vinoy Park
Sat 7/27 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Mon 7/29 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 7/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 7/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Fri 8/2 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/3 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sun 8/4 Houston, TX Reliant Park – Main St. Lot


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