Vans Warped Tour
The Comcast Center
Mansfield, MA
July 11, 2013

Art of Shock

Every year, it has been tradition for Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman to personally handpick an up-and-coming, 100% independent act to be the official BBQ Band for the tour. The BBQ Band is given a slot on the Ernie Ball stage each year in trade for serving up the delicious food consumed at each post-show BBQ. Many bands have made their start as a Vans Warped Tour BBQ Band, including Dropkick Murphys, Longway and others. This year, Hollywood, CA’s own ART OF SHOCK has been chosen for the prestigious honor.


Japanese metalcore act Crossfaith has been garnering a reputation as the world’s must see live act. These guys force the crowd to be a part of the of their show; literally, by demanding folks move forward and get closer, and figuratively with their energy, enthusiasm and pure passion for the music. These guys had one of the best sets of the day!

The Used

The Used just released a new EP, The Ocean of the Sky, and are working on their sixth full-length album, to be released in early 2014.

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights drew one of the largest crowds of the day, near the end of the day on the Tilly’s stage. Hawthorne Heights is touring in support of their new album, Zero, released in late June.

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