Last summer for maybe the first time ever, a famous touring music and extreme sports festival didn’t visit Montreal on it’s usual month. Vans warped tour had claimed that for the past few years, they hadn’t been getting enough revenue from the island to stop by in 2013 at the usual place for the festival to take place.
However, it seems like warped tour decided to reconsider leaving Montreal out of their tour dates for at least this summer. This wasn’t much of a surprise for most regular attendees of the festival. Montreal is known for having a substantial amount of crazy music fans who love their festivals and shows. It was probably more of a surprise to not have warped over last year. Amongst some of the first rumors on why the tour and its bands couldn’t come last year, one of them was directed at Pauline Marois and the PQ (or Pack Quickly, for many anglophones who live in this province). They thought that thanks to them, festivals in Quebec were to have a quota on francophone artists involved to be able to place dates in this province. It’s only ever been a rumor, however. Now, anyone who had to miss the festival last year can rejoice and drool all over this summer’s line-up!
Vans Warped Tour will be in Montreal over at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 5th. Tickets are priced at 45$ for now and will cost 50$ on showings.
For more info on this tour and its bands, check out http://vanswarpedtour.com/
Out of the 103 bands that will be part of Warped Tour, I look forward to seeing at least a good dozen of them if f I can get myself a ticket. What about the rest of you guys? Would anyone who’s never been to Warped Tour try it out if they had the chance?