All of the summer's major music festivals have announced their lineups, and they're painfully lacking in the "youth in revolt" area. Other than the Hot Topic-leaning Warped Tour and the teen-minded Bamboozle, which situates itself in the parking lot of New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium in early May but doesn't venture elsewhere, there's not much on the touring landscape for the high-school-upperclassman music fan who craves emo tunes and sophomoric lyrics. Thankfully, for the older yet still immature crowds out there, My Chemical Romance and the reunited Blink-182 will headline this summer's Honda Civic Tour.
Depending on what city you catch the 40-date trek, the opening act might be Rancid, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra, or Against Me!. It's like all the fun of the Warped Tour but minus all the unnecessary neon, statement-making sunglasses, and chaperoning parents standing uncomfortably at the outer fringes of the benign mosh pit with eyes fixed on their kids. Ironically enough, Blink-182 headlined the first Honda Civic-sponsored tour back in 2001, and now they're 10 years older, so this is like coming full circle to them.
The Honda Civic Tour kicks off August 5th at Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center. Check out all the dates here.
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