The 2012 Vans Warped Tour has lived up to it's reputation, providing day after of day of high energy music and packed venues. Heckler's visit to the sold out San Francisco stop lived up to our expectations in every way. The music was sick, the people were rad, and the fun was non stop. The extreme energy Of Mice and Men got us into full gear as we checked out the signature Vans skate ramp. The combination of the two, presented itself as to make no mistake... this was classic Warped Tour style... and it was on!
Freshly nominated for the MTV Video Music Award's category of Best Rock Video for "It's Time", it's safe to say that Imagine Dragons have hit the scene by storm. Having only a 6 song EP to their credit (their first full length album is being released next month) the group, formed and forged in Las Vegas, has learned a few lessons on what it takes to fully commit to achieving their dreams. I had the pleasure of speaking with founding member and guitarist, D. Wayne Sermon, about the bands arduous past, exciting present and very bright future as the band was getting ready to play Billabong's Design for Humanity. Located inside the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, Design For Humanity is a massive fashion-music-art block party, which this year benefited VH1's Save The Music Foundation.
Look for Imagine Dragons this fall on Awolnation's 'Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate' Tour, starting September 8th and concluding it's US stops on October 24th. Full list of tour dates available here.