Vans Warped Tour 2009 Lineup
The Vans Warped Tour 2009 Lineup was quite eclectic and diverse, as all years traditionally are, and in this list, you will learn about what made it that way. in 2009, the Vans Warped Tour boasted one of the most enviable lineups of all concerts of its kind. Learn about the bands that helped make it that way.
- Thrice. Hailing from Irvine, California, and best known for their breakout CD, The Artist in the Ambulance, Thrice played the Vans Warped Tour in 2009 on selected tour dates. Renowned for their unique mix of alternative rock, experimental rock and melodic hardcore, Thrice contributed to the festival atmosphere of the Warped Tour in 2009.
- The Ataris. Originally from Anderson, Indiana, and led by singer/guitarist Kristopher Roe, the Ataris played on some dates across the summer of 2009 on the Vans Warped Tour Lineup. Mostly known for their major-label debut, 2003's "So Long, Astoria," the Ataris came to prominence due to the singles off that same album, "In This Diary" and "The Saddest Song." In 2009, they had a song featured on the 2009 Warped Tour compilation CD.
- Bad Religion. Nothing to do with atheism or agnosticism, Bad Religion is a punk band that was formed in the 1980s. No real summer festival would be complete without these guys on the bill. They are noted, musically, for their heavy metaphors and imagery in their lyrically reflective songs. Warped Tour 2009 was given added credibility with their inclusion.
- NOFX. Pronounced "No Effects" and coming from San Francisco, these punk rockers have been around since 1983. Another act on the Warped Tour 2009 Lineup to give the summer tour more credibility, NOFX's style of mixing punk, ska, skate punk and melodic hardcore was well-received on the Warped Tour.
- Black Tide. A newcomer on the scene, Black Tide's members are teenagers! A counterpoint to the older veteran acts listed above, Black Tide's youthful interpretation of heavy metal is an example of what added so much eclectic diversity to the Warped Tour 2009 Lineup.
- Anti-Flag. As their name implies, they are a left-wing, punk band, and they hail from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. One of the more politically outspoken bands on the Warped Tour 2009 Lineup, these boys insert political activism into their songs!
- Underoath. A metalcore Christian band from Florida (how's that for a combination?), Underoath rocked out Warped Tour with their melodic metalcore music style. All members are openly Christian, but they maintain they are not your predictable, average Christian band.
- Flogging Molly. Flogging Molly is from Los Angeles and is a Celtic punk band, one of the only bands of its kind performing their distinct brand of punk at Warped Tour 2009. Many of their songs reference Ireland though they are Americans; they also have been known to include a somber song or two in their setlist.
- Fishbone. Perhaps no band on the Warped Tour 2009 Lineup was as eclectic and drew from as many genres as these fellows—and that's really saying something considering the diverse lineup so far! An alternative rock band from Los Angeles, they played funk metal, ska and punk rock to grateful audiences.
- Guttermouth. A punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, Guttermouth have been around for a long time, during which they have released nine albums. On the Warped Tour in 2009, they blanketed the crowds with their brand of provocative shock-music that's deliberately designed to outrage. Kicked off the Warped Tour in 2004, they performed in 2009 without the same problem...thank goodness.