For a large portion of the bands covered on UTG, an invitation to take part on the Vans Warped Tour ranks high on the list of career goals. Many popular artists today spent their youth attending the traveling festival, but this morning we learn not everyone has the same warm fuzzies about the annual tour.
Speaking with The OC Weekly in a new interview, Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm revealed that he has absolutely no plans or aspirations to one day take part in Vans Warped Tour. When asked about his interest in joining the festival, which usually includes 60-70 bands performing daily across 30+ dates, the outspoken vocalist replied:
“No way, not at all. Nothing against our friends who have done it. Last year, Title Fight; this year, Defeater is doing it, which is fine. I appreciate that there are honest bands that are on it.
There are kids who have no idea about this world, who if they see a band like Title Fight or a band like Defeater that maybe it will open their eyes a little bit to our world as opposed to a world with misogyny and ignorance and nothing to offer any-body which is what 95 percent of what Warped Tour is.”
Touche Amore will release their new album, Is Survived By, on September 24 via Deathwish Inc. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on Bolm’s comments.