BlogAugust 16, 2013 10:10 AM ET

Touche Amore will never play Warped Tour, says frontman

Touche Amore - Warped Tour

Jeremy Bolm, 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.


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bees 8/16/2013 7:16:01 AM

What a stupid reason to not do Warped Tour, but OK who fcking cares? Band blows anyways.

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:25:48 AM

Who cares, your band fcking sucks and you're a bunch of whiny pussies. Get bent. Have fun having gay fun with la dispute.

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:25:54 AM

wait so whats there reason ???

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:26:47 AM

I've heard (and seen) about Warped first hand, I actually totally understand. Shit is costly, draining and ultimately not worth what you put into it. Only the headliners really gain anything.

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:39:59 AM

up and coming band??? what rock have you been living under touche amore has been around for a while pal

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:44:20 AM

And the award for gay of the year goes too...

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:55:21 AM

Glad I will never have to see them, Just as shitty as all the swoop hair kids.

anonymous 8/16/2013 7:57:06 AM

" nothing to offer any-body" What is a band obligated to offer other than good sounding music? Ugh, I get sick of these high-horse "true hardcore" bands talking down to other bands that don't feel compelled to teach someone a damn lesson or whine about the "hard life" they lived as suburban white kids in a their damn songs.

don_king_lip_froth 8/16/2013 8:00:01 AM

I think in so many words he is saying warped tour is about getting that sweet, sweet neck.

don_king_lip_froth 8/16/2013 8:01:38 AM

I think in so many words he is saying warped tour is about getting that sweet, sweet neck.

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:13:50 AM

Bands great and if you fcking disagree, you can go have a different opinion than me because you're entitled to that. Dudes looking for something to bitch about are stoked. Lol @ people on lambgoat calling someone whiney, oh the irony.

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:14:39 AM

I like Touche Amore (LOVE La Dispute), but this is ridiculous. If you have an issue with Warped Tour, cool, I understand. It's a festival marketed toward young kids. They aren't Touche Amore's market. That being said, shut up, let the people who enjoy it do just that, and continue playing dive bars and 250 max capacity clubs.

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:15:38 AM

never heard of the band, sound like a bunch of french gays. no warped tour? no care, 20 minute shit sets aint nobody got time for that

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:27:51 AM

sounds like them and warped have something in common gays

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:47:05 AM

This makes total sense, the band wants nothing to do with all of the Asking Alexandria homos that think theyre soooooo hardcore and dont want to deal with scene gays with rockstar attitudes and 12 year olds.

anonymous 8/16/2013 8:56:07 AM

We can all say fck warped tour. Completely comercial and distasteful. I've gone 2 years too many

don_king_lip_froth 8/16/2013 9:05:38 AM

I think in so many words he is saying warped tour is about getting that sweet, sweet neck.

anonymous 8/16/2013 9:38:40 AM

i dont go to concerts anymore to see my favorite bands. i just buy the music and listen on my ipod simply to avoid stupid gays with teenage angst who wear their sisters pants and have gay hair. its like these losers are trying to bring back the '80s sunset strip fashion trend and they just look like fcking morons. gays. queers. penis kissers.

anonymous 8/16/2013 9:43:31 AM

maybe warped never wanted a shit band on their tour with songs that never go beyond two minutes. i could give a fck less about warped tour. this band is atrocious garbage. touche amore.. i say this respectfully and whole-heartedly: EAT A BAG OF BLACK BABY dckS YOU fckING LOSERS. YOUR MUSIC IS AIDS TO THE EAR.

anonymous 8/16/2013 10:59:29 AM

i'm a nobody, and not a Touche Amore fan, but back this entirely.

anonymous 8/16/2013 11:10:25 AM

Its not like Jeremy asked for this specific quote to be posted. They asked his opinion and thought it was for the world to see. We all have our preference. Maybe I am biased but hey who cares. :) Play nice guys

anonymous 8/16/2013 1:09:49 PM

warped blows, it full of fcking starving face painted gays who think theyre "hard"... and im glad this made news, touché and jeremy are all awesome dudes who STILL play small intimate venues and sing about meaningful things keeping whatever scene we have left in the hands of those who actually care. until you've seen them and understand what they have to say, don't say another word.

anonymous 8/16/2013 1:17:05 PM

Remember when warped was good. Back when it was all about melodic hardcore and skate punk?

anonymous 8/16/2013 1:23:17 PM

^^ wow. What a fcking gay. This band and genre are horrible fcking losers that need to be drug out in to the street and shot. Keep sucking their dcks you little pssy gay.

anonymous 8/16/2013 2:19:55 PM

me & warped don't want you shitty egotistical bitch poetic "music" anyway. butt hurt gay

anonymous 8/16/2013 5:18:02 PM

so why don't you play Warped and open the audience's eyes to the problems that you claim exist?

anonymous 8/16/2013 6:57:14 PM

sounds like a bunch of fcking liberals, RUSH LIMBAUGH IS THE TRUTH, fck these losers

anonymous 8/17/2013 12:13:44 AM

lmao too much pride for such a mediocre band

anonymous 8/17/2013 5:07:20 AM

GOOD! I'm glad those guys won't play warped tour. Only went once and hated it I understand EXACTLY what Jeremy means. BTW fck all those pssy shit talkin mother fckers you guys are scum

anonymous 8/17/2013 6:23:10 AM

Two Months from now...Touche Amore to play Warped Tour because Kevin Lyman offers them mainstage and 4k a day.

anonymous 8/17/2013 10:20:52 AM

I still don't get what he's trying to say. He's trying to be too poetic and edgy, when he should just be to the point.

anonymous 8/17/2013 11:35:33 AM

I get where he is coming from but I heard of him having social anxiety and he is probably just afraid to have a crowd of thousands hearing the music.

anonymous 8/17/2013 1:01:00 PM

He failed to mention that they're going on tour with afi....not that afi is horrible but they do draw the attention of all the 12 yr olds to the show that they're complaining about.....kinda hypocritical if u ask me... But hey thats just my 2 cents

anonymous 8/18/2013 6:35:37 PM

who cares? these guys are a bunch of gay rich kids ripping off bands that are a thousand times better than them. i've seen them play before and they are fcking horrible. talentless bridge-9 wannabe screamo revival bullshit.

anonymous 8/18/2013 7:18:11 PM

I feel him, even though I never really heard Touche. Warped is washed up commercial shit. Whether they're wealthy/successful or not it's just off principle. They don't want to be associated with that scene. If you can't understand then just keep going to warped tour in neon colors and swoop cuts and leave the real music for the real listeners.

Snoopy2 8/18/2013 10:16:39 PM

He's talking about the whole stupid deathcore movement like Whitechapel and Suicide Silence probably that sings about impaling women. Can't decide which one's gayer. Singing about violence against women, or him. Grow a fcking pair you sissies.

anonymous 8/19/2013 1:47:19 PM

sounds good. more jr. high pssy for me.

anonymous 11/25/2013 12:45:31 PM

im glad they rant playing, it would create just a bunch of posers anyways. c:

anonymous 12/23/2013 6:55:14 PM

wtf is with all of you people insulting them and calling them gay? they aren't playing there, it's their choice and so is their musical style. you don't like them? no one cares. get over yourselves first off and them not being what you want them to be doesn't make them gay. liking soley other men makes them gay so stfu with that shit.

anonymous 2/9/2014 8:09:59 AM

warped is just a place for a bunch of poser kids, who think warped is the most awesome thing and the bands are the shit, when a band they never had listen to plays there, they suddenly are the biggest fans of all time, when you call jeremy "gay", that just demonstrate his point of view, stupid ignorants, warped sucks

anonymous 1/19/2015 10:32:19 PM

these are really bad comments about the band or warped tour....