I was reading on another forum that playing a show 45 days prior and 45 days after Warped Tour gets you banned from playing in it again.
Same for "Punk Rock Bowling," you get banned from playing in it if you play any time near the day of the event.
The reason why is that it takes business away from the events (PRB/ Warped)
Makes me wanna form a band to follow Warped Tour to every city and play free shows across the street. Donations are accepted hehe.
Its confirmed by Warped Tour that they do this, and the rumor of Punk Rock Bowling doing this is just word-of-mouth, but the fact that there is a decrease in bands playing around the same time as PRB seems kinda fishy!
Is that for exclusivity or something? absolute crap.