Gallery: Motionless in White & Falling in Reverse – Warped 2018
Goodbye Warped Tour
Photos by: Luke Jamroz
So long and goodnight to the storied past and everlasting emo tribute that is the Warped Tour. Kevin Lyman and co. have opted to bring the massive tour to a close, marking 2018 the year of its final journey through the United States. Born in 1995, the Vans Warped Tour is currently the longest running, largest traveling festival in the US. The event started out as an alternative rock celebration, it quickly grew into a punk lovers dream. Don’t be fooled with its punk roots though. Artists like Katy Perry, Gym Class Heroes, and Paramore have all cited Warped Tour as a brick in the foundation of their career. Fun fact: Country popstar and Season 3 The Voice winner Cassadee Pope started in a pop rock band called Hey Monday who, yes you guessed it, called Warped Tour home for a summer.
That being said, plenty of rock legends take the Warped stage to this day! Case in point: Motionless In White and Falling In Reverse. Two veteran Warped heroes have returned to the festival for one last time, bidding goodbye to the celebration that started it all.
Motionless in White
If you’ve been at a rock or concert lately you’ve for sure seen at least one Motionless In White t-shirt, hoodie, or hat. It’s hard to feign ignorance when these rock dudes are taking the world by storm. The pale skin, the tatted bods, fishnets, and dark makeup aren’t hard to miss, nor the catchy hooks and hoards of fans. They’ve been a staple in the festival for years, so it was great to see them on the last run of this tour.
Just in case you didn’t get a chance to see them this Summer, the band is going to be playing Blue Ridge Rock Festival with Lamb of God, All That Remains, Fuel, Devildriver, and more on September 1st in Concord Virginia. You can find ticket here!
Falling in Reverse
Falling In Reverse is another band that seems larger than life compared to Warped. Despite lineup changes, Falling In Reverse has made it work for the fans. They dropped “Losing My Life” in the Spring, though no new album is currently on the horizon. According to our photog Luke Jamroz, Ronnie Radke worked the crowd up into a frenzy around the lull of the day, sparking up energy lost in the earlier shows. “No one can match the craziness of Ronnie,” said Luke. Though the band isn’t scheduled to play any more shows in 2018, you never know what could happen as the Winter concert season approaches!
Here is a gallery of the two bands and some lucky fans of the day. Stay tuned for full coverage of the festival!