The youngest band to play Warped Tour will be Massachusetts’ Color Killer


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Sometime last year videos started circulating of a young guitarist out busking in Harvard Square, skillfully playing Green Day and blink 182 covers.

That busker’s name is Lincoln, and now he and his Marlborough-based band Color Killer are going to have a fairly sizable audience this summer — when they play Warped Tour.

According to a recent interview with Alternative Press, Color Killer will appear at Warped’s July 27 date at the XFinity Center in Mansfield. And the trio’s performance — by eight-year-old Lincoln, 10-year-old drummer Matt, and 11-year-old bassist Nate — will make them the youngest band to ever play the longtime touring festival.

Not a bad jump from one summer to the next.

Though they’ve only played their first show last August, Color Killer have been busy since, playing around the Worcester area and locally at the Midway Cafe. In fact, they’re back at the Jamaica Plain bar for a May 12 matinee alongside M.O.T.O., Sprained Ankles, Sewer Buddies, and Time Out Timmy.

And while they have an impressive repertoire of covers (Dead Kennedys, Teenage Bottlerocket, Offspring), their Warped set will be mostly originals, they tell Alt Press, a key move since their debut album is planned for release sometime this year. Some new tracks have already surfaced online, including “Go To Bed,” “Michael Doesn’t Like Me,” and “Down With Winter” — song titles we are especially feeling. Hear ’em below.