Lawrence Arms update song about Warped after famously being banned from the tour

February 21, 2018
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The Lawrence Arms have shared their revamped song “Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent),” taken from their career-spanning album We Are The Champions Of The World. 

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The song is a sped-up version of a bonus track from 2006's Oh! Calcutta!, “Warped Summer Extravaganza (Major Excellent).”

As Noisey reports, the track “was written to sound at home coming from an early 2000s Warped Tour stage,” bassist-vocalist Brendan Kelly says. (The band previously explained that Warped Tour is “destroying the economy of DIY,” getting kicked off the tour after pointing out its flaws.)

Listen to “Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent)” below:

The 29-song best-of album chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades, and it's set to be released March 30.

The band will be touring in support of We Are The Champions Of The World, too. Check out the list of cities and dates below!

04/04 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
04/05 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
04/06 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
04/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/09 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
04/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

04/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
04/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
05/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
05/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
05/06 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater


1. On With The Show 
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes 
3. Alert The Audience! 
4. 100 Resolutions 
5. The Devil’s Takin' Names 
6. Beautiful Things 
7. Quincentuple Your Money 
8. The Slowest Drink At The Saddest Bar On The Snowiest Day In The Greatest City 
9. Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God. 
10. Right As Rain Part 2 
11. Seventeener (17th And 37th) 
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears 
13. The Ramblin' Boys Of Pleasure 
14. Light Breathing (Me And Martha Plimpton In A Fancy Elevator) 
15. Like A Record Player 
16. You Are Here 
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1 
18. Brick Wall Views 
19. Sixteen Hours 
20. Turnstiles 
21. An Evening Of Extraordinary Circumstance 
22. The Northside, The L&L And Any Number Of Crappy Apartments 
23. Porno & Snuff Films 
24. Demons 
25. The Rabbit And The Rooster 
26. Catalog * 
27. Black Snow * 
28. Laugh Out Loud * 
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) * 

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