Big news on the Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013 front. The festival will not only play host to Canberra’s Hands Like Houses, but fans are likely to see the second lineup announcement made this week. Promoter AJ Maddah revealed via Twitter that the delay in announcement, which was set to take place “Mid September,” has to do with Swedish band Millencolin.
Originally slated for Warped, hardcore legends H2O were revealed to be a bust after Maddah explained that they “were looking positive to join the line up and were included on the original draft artwork” but were then cancelled, with the artwork sent out by mistake, leaving any empty slot on the roster.
That empty slot now looks to have been filled by Aussie post-hardcore band Hands Like Houses, whose frontman Trenton Woodley recently confirmed their appearance at Warped to Tonight Alive singer Jenna McDougall. Tonight Alive are likewise set to play Warped and the two bands toured nationally following the release of Tonight Alive’s sophomore album The Other Side.
Woodley accidentally revealed Hands Like Houses’ spot on the Warped bill when discussing touring plans with McDougall. The news then leaked when Tonight Alive shared the interview footage, which is currently private on the Live Nation Australia/New Zealand YouTube channel, on their official Facebook page.
In response to a fan’s Twitter question, asking if the second Warped announcement would be made this week, AJ Maddah disclosed the hold-up behind the second announcement and revealed one name potentially on the roster, tweeting “I am trying to get Millencolin shoe horned into the 2nd announcement. Just waiting on them to tell me 1 way or the other.”
Last Friday, Maddah explained the hold up was due to his “Waiting on a band trying to move a Euro show they have scheduled for the same time. If we get them it’ll be worth the wait!” It’s now highly likely that the band in question was Swedish punk rock four-piece Millencolin, who are presently on tour, with European shows scheduled for late 2013.
Little other info has leaked regarding Warped, though Music Feeds has previously speculated on the likelihood of Sparks The Rescue and The Decline joining the roster, with Maddah tweeting optimistically about the two bands. Other names looking likely include Reel Big Fish and We The Kings, who both have Australian tours planned for Nov-Dec.
Watch: Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall Vs. Hands Like Houses’ Trenton Woodley
UPDATE: The full second lineup announcement has dropped! Details below.
Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013 second lineup announcement
Millencolin The Amity Affliction Reel Big Fish Confession Hands Like Houses Buried In Verona Hands Of Mercy
Parkway Drive The Used New Found Glory The Offspring We Came As Romans Crown The Empire Tonight Alive Hatebreed The Dangerous Summer The Summer Set Kids In Glass Houses Anarbor Veara Mallory Knox H2O Rdgldgrn Simple Plan For All Those Sleeping Man Overboard
Vans Warped Tour Australia 2013 tour dates
Friday, 29th November RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane Tix: Via Oztix
Saturday, 30th November Coffs Harbour, Showground Tix: Via Oztix
Sunday, 1st December Sydney, Barangaroo Tix: Via Oztix
Friday, 6th December Canberra, Exhibition Park Tix: Via Oztix
Saturday, 7th December Melbourne, Birrarung Marr Tix: Via Oztix
Sunday, 8th December Adelaide, Ellis Park Tix: Via Oztix
The Offspring: punk rock, skate punk. OK, so they were just here for Soundwave, but get ready to do it all over again. The Offspring been kicking around since 1984 and they’re set to record another album in 2014, their first since leaving Columbia Records - prep for a revitalised band and new tunes!
Parkway Drive: metalcore, heavy metal. The Byron crew done good OS will play Warped Tour UK in November before heading home for the Down Under version.
Simple Plan: pop punk, pop rock. The French-Canadian legends should need no introduction. They’ve played at the US Warped Tour every year from 1999–2005, as well as in 2011. They're working on a new album too, so expect plenty of fresh tunes.
The Used: post hardcore, screamo. The Utah rockers are currently on Warped US, and are coming to Australia with brand-new EP, 'The Ocean Of The Sky', in hand.
New Found Glory: pop punk, punk rock. The 5-piece played last year’s Warped Tour UK as well as the last Warped Australia. Their first live album is slated for an October release.
Hatebreed: metalcore. The Connecticut quintet are bringing the heavy to Australian Warped Tour line-up, having last played the US version 15 years ago.
Tonight Alive: pop punk. One of our most successful musical exports of late, Tonight Alive drop their sophomore LP 'The Other Side' on 6th September.
H2O: Skate punk, hardcore punk. When the NYC fellas came here for Soundwave, we described them as “tough, straight-edge and ready to kick your ass”. Right on.
The Summer Set: pop punk. Currently on the US Warped Tour, the Arizona outfit released their latest album 'Legendary' back in April.
Kids In Glass Houses: alt rock, indie. The Welsh quintet will be here to promote studio album number four, 'Peace', which is due out 30th September – just enough time for you to learn all the words.
We Came As Romans: melodic metalcore, symphonic metal. The metal masterminds from Michigan will be back Down Under for the first time since supporting The Devil Wears Prada in 2011.
Man Overboard: Pop punk. Currently playing the US Warped Tour, Man Overboard are joining the Aussie Warped line-up to do what they do best – defend the honour of pop punk.
Crown The Empire: metalcore, post hardcore. Currently on the US Warped Tour, the Texan 6-piece released their debut full-length 'The Fallout' at the end of 2012.
The Dangerous Summer: pop punk, alt rock. The Maryland rockers played the US Warped Tour in 2011. They were forced to cancel an Aussie tour with Tonight Alive in 2012, so we’re mighty happy they’re heading back our way.
For All Those Sleeping: post hardcore. The Minnesotan outfit are heading our way to promote their last release 'Outspoken'.
Veara: pop punk. Veara, who named themselves after an unpleasant record store owner as a joke, played the US Warped Tour in 2011 and have a new record on the way called 'Growing Up Is Killing Me'.
Anarbor: alt rock, power pop. The outfit are US Warped Tour favourites, having played 2009, 2010 and 2013. Anarbor have long been rumoured for various Aussie festivals and are now officially headed our way this November.
Mallory Knox: post hardcore. The Cambridge 5-piece clan released their highly acclaimed debut album 'Signals' this year.
RDGLDGREEN: indie go-go. These blokes only formed in 2011 but have already worked with the likes of Dave Grohl and Pharell Williams, played this year’s SXSW festival and are currently playing the US Warped Tour off the back of their 'Red Gold Green' EP.