The Long Island music scene and the Vans Warped Tour have been tightly linked for more than a decade, with nearly all the scene's major acts putting in time on the tour.
This year is no different. Aside from Taking Back Sunday, other Long Island acts set for the July 21 show include:
BAYSIDE The Long Island rockers will be on the entire tour, with singer Anthony Raneri doing double duty each show by performing an acoustic solo set as well as the band's regular set. The band is still supporting its underappreciated "Killing Time" album on Windup Records, while pursuing individual projects, including Raneri's solo EP and bassist Nick Ghanbarian's new art and clothing line, Born & Bred.
PATENT PENDING The Mount Sinai-based pop-punkers are on a roll. They won Billboard's Battle of the Bands and landed a slot on the Billboard Music Awards prime-time telecast on ABC in May. After they wrap up on Warped, they will take their crowd-funded "Second Family" album overseas, opening for Bowling for Soup on its tour of Great Britain.
THEY ALL FLOAT Like father, like daughter. The Stony Brook-based band led by Cheyenne Snider, daughter of Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, is part melodic rock, part hard-core howl on its debut EP, "Moving Forward Isn't Moving On." The combination was interesting enough to attract the attention of Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, who hand-picked the band for his "Kevin Says" stage.
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