June 11 [14:00 EDT] -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have spent their spring flooring audiences across the U.S. at various festival shows, and the band doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.
The Bosstones boldly showed how tight a band can be after playing some 300 dates a year when it unleashed its infectious hard-driving ska at Sunday's Tibetan Freedom Concert (more on that set later today). In true workaholic fashion, the band then flew to Boston to play the all-day River Rave rock-fest later that same day.
Of all the festivals, blow-outs, and rock-fests that the band plays each year, the Bosstones still consider their annual spot on the Vans WARPed tour their favorite gig.
"We don't really have a whole lot in common with the Cardigans or the Verve Pipe, you know," head Bosstone Dicky Barrett told MTV News of his radio festival counterparts. "Not to slag those bands there. They're Verve Pipe, and
they're the Cardigans. I think we have a lot more in common with Social Distortion, The Descendents." [2MB QuickTime]
"It's a really cool attitude," fellow Bosstone Tim Burton said of the Warped tour. "The people who run the show are really cool, and the bands get together at 9. Well, not that early... 11 o'clock in the morning, and toss a coin to see who going on stage at what time." [1.8MB QuickTime]
This summer WARPed tour begins making the rounds on July 2 in San Diego, California with Sick Of It All and Social Distortion joining the bill.