Sunday, 25 July 2010


Hey guys,

So i've been trying to piece this blog together, but it's been quite hard. For about 5 or so days, we had 3 am bus calls...which meant partying everyone of those five nights. I remember the shows being absolutely insane for us and doing lots of long signings. I went to chipotle, bowling once, there was a massive Water Park which the park opened especially for warped tour one evening, i think PA, and on our day off I went to see Inception which blew my mind.

Anyway, below are some pictures my friends and my girlfriend took whilst they stayed out with us during the 14th-19th.

Darien Center, New York

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Camden, New Jersey

Uniondale, New York

Oceanport, New Jersey

day off, New York city



Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Warped football tournament

6th July, Indianapolis

Not much i can say about this except for, well done, well done Parkway Drive for absolutely ruining us. You smashed us apart into smithereens, and we're all still pretty shaken by it. Even if we did then beat you a few hours later, you won the game that mattered.

I watched BMTH beat the Bouncing souls as well and then all the games were done. I met our first ever fans from Brazil, which I assure you was very surreal. I never imagined our music would ever reach places that far away from home. I was really looking forward to hitting up Cleveland as I love that place, and with good reason too...

8th July Cleveland

So i woke up, and the subject of where and to which team Lebron James was going to play for was all the rage across ESPN and all that shit. Lebron James is basically the new Michael Jordan in terms of basketball; the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise was pretty much built around his name so in turn he was adored by the fans of the Cavaliers because he was so much more than just a prolific player for them, he was an icon for the city which is what made his choice such a big deal.

The great thing about the location for the Cleveland show, was that we could walk into the city center from where we were so after we played, a handful of us headed into the town to do a bit of shopping. Dan bought a Cleveland Bball jersey...more on that to come, and then we all for some food and bowling. For no reason whatsoever, we all bowled so badly, it was pretty pathetic to be honest, except for Matt Barnes, who actually scored over 50 for the first time ever...if only he'd done that in the tournament. Headed back for press, did that, watched Parkway Drive smash shit up, sung with BMTH and then made my way back into town for a burrito.

Little did we know, Lebron James had already announced he was leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat. Dan just so happened to be sporting his newly purchased Cleveland jersey, which had James's name on the back. Bad move. It was safe to say people wanted LJ's blood, I mean, they were really pissed off, and seeing a dude wearing a top with LJ's name on the back only pissed them off even more. Dan had people heckling out of their car windows and people swearing as we walked past them in the street. It was getting a little too biblical for our liking, so we peaced out.

9th and 10th of July Toronto and Montreal, Canada.

I do love Canada, but hate passing through the Canadian border, it's just a straight up ball ache.

I was really excited to play Toronto, because the last time we played it on the AP tour, it was one of the best shows of the tour. Toronto didn't disappoint, not one little bit. Our queue for our signing was stupidly long, we were signing at our merch for an hour and a half, it was a lot of fun because AAR were our soundtrack, and that Tyson fella is hilarious with his on stage banter.

Oh Montreal, you French speaking Canadians you! With your over sized site which meant it was a 2 mile walk to and from our stage, thanks for that. The show was cool, but that walk was mental! I watched SYG smash it and then during our set, un-announced, but yet welcomed, Jordan ran on stage and sang the ending to the Consequence. I love that guy.

Later me and some of my friends such as Chris V ( WTK MERCH), Travis and Dannt ( WTK) Max and our buddy Henri went to the biggest casino i've ever Canada. Everyone was gambling and celebrating/cursing in French, weird experience. I had a good night, but didn't leave any richer...

11th July,

Hartford, CT

East Coast, east coast, east coast! I love playing shows on the EC of America! We seem to get pretty decent crowds, and people are really stoked on the band. This was the case for Harford! Our friend John from Glamour Kills came out to the show and brought us some swag and then took some of the guys to get some drinks! Thanks John. I 'm pretty sure the World Cup final took place on this day, am I right? Well I managed to catch the game when it went to extra time and I wasn't sure who I wanted to win. I am, however, glad that Spain won, congratulations to you Spaniards! This night was also the night that some of my best friends celebrated their birthdays! Tom Sykes and Oliver Mcpherson! Check the picture above to see some of the madness. Way too much alcohol was involved. Late bus calls are a bad idea.

12th July

Day off - Six Flags

Here's a break down for ya

- Free rides

- Water Theme park

- Dominos pizza

- Twilight ( funniest movie i've ever seen)

13th July Boston

Home town of Four Year Strong. Needless to say their set was crazy. According to our sound engineer, Booley, it was so insane that the crowd moved the barrier with sheer force! Our Boston show was probably the best show we've ever played in America, period. I can't really say much else about it, thank you, thank you and thank you.

Friday, 9 July 2010


Welcome to my Warped tour blog number 4.

1st July, San Antonio, Texas

I'm sorry, i really can't remember what happened on this day. I think i was in bed for most of it. I think there was an after show party, but again, i can't remember!

2nd July, Houston, Texas




I woke up, and like something out of 'Day after tomorrow' the heavens opened. There were floods and all kinds of chaos. Anyway, this is a rock n roll tour god dammit, and the show MUST go on. We opened our stage on this day, and we helped to hold the roof of the stage up. Our stage has an inflatable roof you see, therefore, when it rained it got absolute obliterated by the rain! It was torrential rain during our set and we were all absolutely soaked, but it must be said, the crowd were unbelievable. It was probably the best show of the tour thus far. We just rolled with it and embraced mother nature having her way with us. God bless ya mumma, god bless ya.

3rd of July, Dallas, Texas

The hurricane aftermath continued to follow us around Texas. Hot rain, bouncing a metre of the ground. We continued to use the rain to shower. Dallas was a pretty cool show. I feel like everyones attention was on the day to follow.....

4th of July

Independence day. AMERICA, FREEDOM, blah blah. I'm not American, so i don't get it, but i do appreciate them dedicating a day to solely drinking beer, eating bbq food and hanging out with good people. That's exactly what we did. We were at a hotel with the boys from Parkway Drive and BMTH, so throughout the day we played some footy, ate some burgers and drank a ton of beer!

At about 2am we let off some fireworks, which was an amazing idea, and i'm glad we went ahead with it, despite the risk of being kicked out of the hotel and it's car park. I vaguely remember us playing a bunch of beer pong, that being said, if i can't remember, we most probably did!!

5th of July St Louis, Missouri

The site for WT2010 was based a round a massive hill and all the merch tents surrounded it. It was a cool site, and the show itself was pretty awesome. Loads of people were singing along and stuff. I watched Enter Shikari, who put simply, are one of the most exciting and best live bands around, fact. Ohhh and catering was amazing in St Louis, STEAK! I LOVE STEAK! Thank you TADA catering, more of the same please.


Monday, 5 July 2010


26th June

Mountain View California, not much to report from this show was once again above and beyond what we were expecting, so we can't ask for much more than that.

MV played host to the first of many Warped Parties. Some band called Breathe Carolina hosted a party with loads of dub step music, so we just lost our shit. I'm almost certain everyone on the tour woke up the next day with a raging hang over!

27th June

England vs Germany. I got up especially at 7am, i'd had about 4 hours sleep but i still awoke with a whole bunch of optimism. Don't know why i bothered. I'm not going to waste too much of my time typing about how badly we played, or how pissed i am that ze Germans destroyed us but i will say this, if Fat Franks goal had stood, which btw it should've, then it would've been a completely different game.

So i thought, 'ahh England have lost, fingers crossed for a good set time'.

We opened our stage at 11:20 or something. Needless to say i wasn't in the right place for it, but we still had a blast and the people that did get into to see us seemed to have fun! Good times were had. I watched Four Year Strong for the first time on this tour, forgot how good that band are.

Night two of the infamous WT parties/bbq's. As i type this i am trying to piece together the nights events. I remember Flint town and I taming some yanks at Beer Pong, mostly the SYG dudes, and i remember drinking margaritas with Max and few of the boys in Shikari, who by the way, are fucking dudes, nice to have some other Brits along side us and BMTH on this tour. I vaguely remember Matt Nicholls doing something he shouldn't have with a fork lift, but i also remember encouraging it, so nuff' said really!

28th June

Day off in Phoenix.

I seriously sat in our hotel room all day online. I used the gym for like an hour, and then went back to doing nothing. Oh wait, i got In n Out.

We then went to a charity bowling event in the evening. There were about 20 or so bands from the tour doing it, so a bunch of our friends were there. The idea behind the event was for the bands to be auctioned off on ebay and for the fans to be bid to bowl with them. Our guy was a dude called Darwin ( i called him D-money) and he paid $340 to charity to bowl with us, what a legend! Needless to say we were confident that we were going to do well, but we didn't. Dan, Chris and myself bowled immaculately and a few others didn't do so well....ahaha. We got knocked out in the first round but continued to carry on bowling just for shits and giggles anyway.

On the way back to the bus i got IN n OUT. Good decision.

29th June

Show day in Phoenix, Arizona.

When i first saw the routing for WT, i didn't see that we were playing the sun. The heat in Phoenix was so oppressive, it literally sucked the life out of you, it was horrible. We played last on our stage at like 7:50, and i want to say a massive thank you to everyone that stuck around and watched us play, i know it was a long hot day, and we really do appreciate you guys sticking around for us.

All to report was that i played a ton of fifa and watched a whole load of Tru Tv!

30th June

Las Cruces, New Mexico

It was kinda hot in New Mexico, but not as bad as Phoenix. I liked the layout of the site way more as well because everything was a lot closer. Met the guys from Parkway Drive for the first time, nice dudes, if you haven't seen their dvd yet, you should, makes a lot of touring bands these dudes look like the biggest bunch of babies ever, us included. Those guys have flown over from Australia and turned up in countries all over the world, not knowing if they even had shows to play or places to stay. I guess if the Warped Tour is all about punk rock ethics, then Parkway Drive embody that sentiment all year round, not just on this tour.

After our set Joe SYG, Jake Mayday and i went for a run. I only managed like 1.6 miles, but then i noticed there was a massive football match going on, so i ran over and joined in. Our boys were playing, some of the BMTH boys and just a bunch of friends. It was a good time, we literally played until it was too dark to do so! Best day on the tour thus far in regards to hanging out.