The old tried and true saying goes is that “all good things must come to an end”.  It was recently announced that after 2018, Kevin Lyman was going to discontinue the Warped Tour.  My heart sank into my stomach after I read the news on Alternative Press.  The thing is, the Vans Warped Tour was the festival of all festivals to me.  It allowed fans to check out many different genres of music, heck pop singers such as Katy Perry and hip-hop artists such as 3OH!3 were embraced at the Warped Tour.  The Vans Warped Tour had a sense of unity there where it didn’t matter what style of music, what background you were, or even what political or religious belief you had, you were accepted simply for who you are.  I am pretty sure that was what Kevin’s vision was.  I am going to make this a several part series where I simply look back on the summer that was the Vans Warped Tour.

Madness To Creation is eternally grateful for the opportunity to get to cover the Vans Warped Tour as we got to have amazing conversations with Courage My Love, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, Candiria, Valient Thorr, and so many others.

Hatebreed took the stage at Warped Tour.  I remembered Hatebreed receiving some flak due to some fake news that CNN was reporting, claiming that Hatebreed was a “white supremacist” band.  If I’m Hatebreed, I’m suing CNN for that because that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when Hatebreed’s songs are usually about overcoming obstacles and empowering the individual along with empowering the human race as a whole.  Jamey Jasta showcased why Hatebreed is considered to be an absolute mainstay in the industry with their hard hitting performance, commanding the crowd like a demagogue over their people, and slaying the masses with their tight musicianship and chest-gripping lyrics.

Some of the setlist included:

  1.  Empty Promises
  2.  Last Breath
  3.  Destroy Everything
  4.  Tear It Down
  5.  Smash Your Enemies
  6.  Under The Knife
  7.  Perseverance
  8.  I Will Be Heard

As of last night, Hatebreed just wrapped up their headlining tour with special guests Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues.  They will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe in 2018 with special guests Madball, Terror, Power Trip, and Broken Teeth.  Check out tour dates below!

Thursday, January 18th- Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin, Germany

Friday, January 19th- Tivoli Ronda in Utrecht, Netherlands

Saturday, January 20th- Eventwerk in Dresden, Germany

Sunday, January 21st- Backstage in Munich, Germany

Monday, January 22nd- Komplex in Zurich, Switzerland

Tuesday, January 23rd- Schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany

Wednesday, January 24th- Sono in Brno, Czech Republic

Thursday, January 25th- Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany

Friday, January 26th- De Mast in Torhout, Belgium

Saturday, January 27th- Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany

Sunday, January 28th- O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, United Kingdom

For tickets and further information for any of the shows listed above, click here!

On Thursday, March 15th, Hatebreed with Dropkick Murphys will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts.  For tickets and further information, click here!

On Saturday, April 28th, Hatebreed with Texas Hippie Coalition will be playing at Fort Rock in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  For tickets and further information, click here!

On Saturday, May 5th, Hatebreed will be a part of Carolina Rebellion at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Also appearing will be the following bands:  Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, In This Moment, The Used, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Butcher Babies, New Year’s Day, Shaman’s Harvest, From Ashes To New, Emmure, Toothgrinder, Palisades, Bad Wolves, Payale Royale, Joyous Wolf, and Them Evils.  For tickets and further information, click here!

On Thursday, August 2nd, Hatebreed will be performing at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.  Also appearing are the following bands:  Amorphis, Behemoth, Sepultura, Enslaved, Nails, Vallenfyre, Diablo Blvd., Blues Pills, In Flames, and Unzucht.  For tickets and further information, click here!

On Friday, August 3rd, Hatebreed will be performing at Sylak Open Air in Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, France.  For tickets and further information, click here!

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