Next week, local electro-pop outfit Death of Paris will play in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as part of this year’s Warped Tour. The band’s July 9 slot came about as a result of its appearance at March's South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, explains singer Jayna Doyle.
“A rep from Conquer Entertainment heard us playing from the street, stopped into the bar we were playing, and left us a phone number and note at our merch table,” she recalls. “We spoke on and off for a bit, then out of the blue I got a text asking if we'd be interested in playing their stage at Warped — to which I responded, 'Umm, duh . . . '”
Warped Tour is a behemoth on the summer festival circuit, and one of the oldest and longest-running as well. Started in 1995 and sponsored every year by the shoe manufacturer Vans, it began as a mostly punk festival but has branched out into other genres over the years. The Scranton date is one of 11 that will feature the Conquer Shiragirl Stage, named for the artist Shira, who crashed the mostly male Warped Tour back in 2004 and was subsequently invited back to host her own official stage of acts with females as integral members. The lineups have featured acts like Paramore, who appeared on the stage during its first national tour. Shira has a hand in picking the artists who are featured each year, and this is the fifth anniversary of the stage.
“Because of the anniversary there seems to be a huge buzz about where women fit on festivals like Warped,” Doyle says.“There are more eyes on the stage because people are curious about the fuss. I hope we can use this opportunity to inspire more girls to pick up instruments and not take no for an answer.”
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