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Vans Warped Tour Officials Warn Bands About Calling for Mosh Pits

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There’s a little controversy brewing on the Vans Warped Tour, but once the argument is all laid out it makes sense. Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes recently raised a few eyebrows by suggesting that he was no longer able to use the words “mosh pit” or “wall of death” at shows while playing the Vans Warped trek. But there is a simple reason for that — the legal system.

While everyone wants to have a good time at the Vans Warped Tour, bands could be putting themselves in legal jeopardy if they’re the ones who incite the rowdy mayhem.

Sykes’ tweets about the situation read as follows:

After a bit of a backlash followed, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman explained the reasoning behind asking bands not to use such terms onstage. His tweets reads as follows:

So there you have it! If you want to get the mosh pit going, that’s up to you, but expecting the bands to start it and being responsible for any injuries that might occur is not in their best interest.

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