“No way, not at all”: Touché Amoré refuse to play Warped Tour
"No way, not at all," front man Jeremy Bolm says when asked if he would ever play Warped Tour. "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."
Bolm continues, "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."
The band get their own brand of post-hardcore from such bands as Pg. 99 and Orchid. "When the band started, we loved a lot of that '90s screamo stuff," Bolm says, "but the hardcore kids in us sort of took a step out--or further, where we didn't just sound like a straightforward, '90s screamo band. There were hardcore elements."
The band's new album Is Survived By is due for release September 28 via Deathwish Inc.