For anyone who’s ever been into punk rock, Warped Tour has always been their idea of mecca. A punk rock summer camp through and through, the North American tour has - over its twenty years history - stood as somewhat of a dream come true for bands and fans alike.
Showcasing bands like Blink-182, Deftones and NOFX while providing audiences with first chances to watch the likes of My Chemical Romance, Paramore Taking Back Sunday, over the years the tour’s legacy and legend has grown immeasurably. Unsurprisingly, it’s still high on the hit-lists of many new prospects in the rock world today.
This year, Canterbury-based four-piece Moose Blood are finally getting to experience the infamous US jaunt first hand, and having already spent three weeks out on the road, it’s safe to say that the tour is living up to its reputation.
Kicking off their journey on 19th June in Pomona, CA, the band - aka Eddy Brewerton, Mark Osborne, Kyle Todd and Glenn Harvey - have offered DIY a glimpse into the chaos, the fun and the long drives in between with their very own Warped Tour Diary.
Here are just a few snaps from their time on the road - including stops in Ventura, Albuquerque, Oklahoma, Houston and Dallas - so far…
All photos by Sammy Roenfeldt.
Photo 1: “Unbelievable first show in the States. We couldn’t have wished for better start. We all felt so nervous and had no idea what to expect.”
Photo 2: “Eddy mastering the pre show cotch.”
Photo 3: “Kyle trying to work out his ‘left and rights’.”
Photo 1: “The post show cotch ups its game here… Show cotch.”
Photo 2: “No strings attached…”
Photo 3: “Glenn matched with someone on Tinder after this picture was posted.”
Photo 1: “2 minutes after this picture was taken, we lost the puck.”
Photo 2: “Found it…”
Photo 3: “Look natural boys, Sammy’s got his camera out again…”
Photo 1: “Eddy got lost in the band wagon maze…”
Photo 2: “Still struggling…”
Photo 3: “The response we received from Houston was incredible, we are now all honorary Texans.”
Photo 1: “Apparently Americans hate the Cowboys, and it’s only just about acceptable to wear a Cowboys hat in Texas. Texas forever…”
Photo 2: “Eddy started the post show cotch, pre show… Bad move.”
Photo 3: “MOOSEKNOX CREW DEM”
Moose Blood are currently out on Warped Tour, but will return to the UK for an array of live shows later this year. Tickets are on sale now. Check out the dates below.
27 The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
28 Leeds Festival
30 Reading Festival
01 Live Rooms, Chester
02 Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
04 Sound Circus, Bournemouth
05 Underground, Plymouth
06 The Scene, Swansea
07 Kasbah, Coventry
08 The Brickyard, Carlisle