When it comes to high-energy punk rock shows, nobody puts Bayside in a corner. A longtime Vans Warped Tour staple, these guys have consistently proven to be one of the festival's wildest acts, thrilling fans year after year with their precision and showmanship. At this point Bayside is nothing if not a well-oiled machine, and they'll be firing on all cylinders once again on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
Formed in Queens in 2000, Bayside took their name from a train station they passed one night en route to a New Found Glory show. After several demo and EP releases in the early '00s, the band signed with Victory Records for their 2004 full-length debut Sirens and Condolences, a hard-charging slice of melodic punk rock that established them as a pop-punk force to be reckoned with. Their self-titled sophomore album came a year later, followed by The Walking Wounded in 2007 and Shudder in 2008. Hot on the heels of the early-2014 release of their sixth album Cult, Bayside hit the road once again for a string of tour dates with Alkaline Trio and another stint on the Vans Warped Tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Bayside totally rocked. I forget how amazing they are live until I see them again. Jack's energy while playing is just insane."
"Bayside blew me away; they are all so musically talented and really have great stage presence."
"When Bayside came on stage the crowd went nuts, almost every person in the room was singing along with the whole setlist."