Whether it be production concerns or just mere posing, Black Veil Brides have been called out for playing with fake amps at the ‘Vans Warped Tour‘—a practice that they are sadly not alone in.
The following revealing photo of the outfit performing at this years edition of the annual summer festival was shared by The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx drummer Jorma Vik. He offered the below caption with it:
“A friend of mine took this photo at warped tour. This is what the kids are calling “rock n roll” these days. I’m lighting fire to every drum I have and becoming an investment banker”
While not initially pointing out the identity of the band, he later confirmed it, saying:
“Black Veil Brides from “Hollywood” aka Ohio”
Update – June 23rd 9:55pm:
Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has since commented on the photo, tweeting:
“Hey guys, we use staging in our stage show. Also these are tattoos, I wasn’t born with the batman logo on my arm. #uselessnews”
As was suggested in the original report, the band are hardly the only outfit to employ such measures, with the practice being quite commonplace.