, singer of Los Angeles hardcore/post-hardcore band Touche Amore
, recently sat down with OC Weekly
and explained why his band will never play Warped Tour
, arguably the world's most popular touring music festival.
Here's what Bolm had to say when asked if he would ever play Warped Tour:
"No way, not at all. Nothing against our friends who have done it. Last year, Title Fight; this year, Defeater is doing it, which is fine. I appreciate that there are honest bands that are on it.
"There are kids who have no idea about this world, who if they see a band like Title Fight or a band like Defeater that maybe it will open their eyes a little bit to our world as opposed to a world with misogyny and ignorance and nothing to offer any-body which is what 95 percent of what Warped Tour is."
It seems odd that an up-and-coming band would unequivocally close the door on a notable opportunity to make new fans, but we respect the guy's conviction.