Vans Warped Tour 2010 Announcement

VANS WARPED TOUR® 2010
INTERNET PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 26 AT 10:00 AM (ET/PT)
43-DATE TOUR COMMENCES JUNE 25 IN CARSON, CA
AND FINISHES AUGUST 15 IN HILLSBORO, OR;
KICK-OFF PARTY CONFIRMED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 9
AT THE KEY CLUB IN WEST HOLLYWOOD WITH PERFORMANCES FROM
ANDREW W.K., THE REVEREND PEYTON’s BIG DAMN BAND, THE PRETTY RECKLESS,
PIERCE THE VEIL and DEATH PUNCH

It’s not summer until the Vans Warped Tour®–North America’s longest-running touring festival–begins, and 2010 promises to be the most memorable jaunt yet for the annual punk rock extravaganza. Now in its 16th year, the 43-date tour commences June 25 in Carson, CA and finishes August 15 in Hillsboro, OR (see full list of tour dates, cities and venues below). The tour’s kick-off party is confirmed for Friday, April 9 at the Key Club in West Hollywood with performances from a diverse array of Vans Warped Tour 2010 artists including: Andrew W.K., The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil and Death Punch.

“Anyone who thought that after the 15th Anniversary we would let up, was mistaken,” says tour founder Kevin Lyman.

The 2010 incarnation of the VANS Warped Tour–affectionately known as “punk rock summer camp”–will host a distinct and diverse lineup of the hottest artists on the scene, as well as a full concourse of lifestyle attractions and vendors. Even better, it all comes at a traditionally affordable ticket price. More interactive and fan-friendly than ever, check out the newly re-vamped WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM. Visit the site for a full list of bands performing at each show and more.

Also starting Friday, March 26, fans can purchase their tickets early via the annual internet pre-sale on the website. Fan-friendly ticket prices remain a staple of the Vans Warped Tour. In order to keep the festival affordable for all concertgoers, presale prices are approximately $25. The Vans Warped Tour 2010 pre-sale ticket is a commemorative 3D hologram laminate which acts as a jump the line pass. All pre-sale ticket holders have access to a separate line that allows them into the venue at 11:00 AM sharp. That exclusive pre-sale price gives fans a concert ticket, a free copy of the Vans Warped Tour 2010 compilation CD (SideOneDummy), a 25-cent donation to the Unite the United charity and all service fees. Only a limited amount of pre-sale tickets are available. Meanwhile, the regular on-sale for all of the dates will start on April 10.

Fans who purchase tickets during the pre-sale have the option of buying the VANS WARPED TOUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DVD/CD for a fan-friendly price of $15.00. Set for release March 30 (U.S. and Canada), the DVD/CD chronicles the legendary private birthday bash held last fall at Club Nokia at L.A. Live, which featured performances from artists including All American Rejects, The Aggrolites, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Ice-T, Nofx, Ozomatli, Pennywise, Pete Wentz and The Decaydence All Stars (with Pete Wentz and members of Panic At The Disco), Rise Against and Underoath. The DVD/CD also includes archival footage from the Vans Warped Tour feature film, past Vans Warped Tour shows from FUSE, and behind-the-scenes interviews with Vans Warped Tour performers such as NOFX and Bad Religion, as well as with tour founder Kevin Lyman and other key tour personnel. The DVD/CD, is distributed via EMI Label Services on Warped M17 (a label partnership between the Vans Warped Tour and Spencer Proffer’s Meteor 17). The CD’s music will also be available online. In addition, the DVD/CD will be available for purchase onsite at all Vans Warped Tour dates all summer long. For more info, visit: www.vanswarped15th.com.

The much-lauded WARPED Legends Stage will return in 2010 featuring Agent Orange, Angry Samoans, Assorted Jellybeans, Dickies, Discharge, FEAR, G.B.H., Green Jelly, Manic Hispanic, Swingin’ Utters, The Adolescents and The Untouchables Check WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM for up-to-the-minute details.

Festival organizers made this traveling punk rock circus the summer’s best bang for your buck. Appealing to everyone from traditional punk fans to backpacking hip hop kids to metal heads, VANS Warped Tour has its finger on the pulse of the most fiery acts in absolutely each and every genre–from more traditional punk acts Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise and Alkaline Trio, to the straight up rock of Street Sweeper Social Club, the blistering metal of Dillinger Escape Plan and the party rock of Andrew W.K.. Check out the current lineup below. List is subject to change and not all bands will perform at every day (check WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM for band listings by city).

VWT 2010 Bands

After Midnight Project

Agent Orange

Alkaline Trio

Alesana

AM Taxi

Anarbor

Andrew W.K.

Angry Samoans

Anti-Flag

Artist Vs Poet

Assorted Jelly Beans

Attack Attack

Automatic Loveletter

Beacher’s Madhouse

Brass Tackz

Breathe Carolina

Breathe Electric

Bring Me The Horizon

Burning Empires

Call The Cops

Cerebral Ballzy

Chase Long Beach

Closure in Moscow

Cobra Skulls

Confide

Deals Gone Bad

Deas Vail

Death Punch

Dickies

Dirty Little Rabbits

Discharge

Disco Curtis

Dropkick Murphys

Dustin Jones and The Rising Tide

Echo Movement

Eddie Rap Life

Emarosa

Emmure

Enter Shikari

Every Time I Die

Eyes Set To Kill

Face To Face

Fake Problems

Far From Finished

FEAR

Fight Fair

Flatfoot 56

Four Year Strong

FunkyJahPunkys

Gardening Not Architecture

G.B.H.

GOGO13

Green Jelly

Grind Time Now EMCEE BATTLE hosted by the Rollin R

HaSkaLA

Haste The Day

Hey Monday

Hollywood Heartthrob

Hope For AM

Hot Chelle Rae

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobodys Business

I See Stars

ice nine kills

In Fear and Faith

Ionia

iwrestledabearonce

Knock-Out

Last Call Chernobyl

Left Alone

Longway

Manic Hispanic

Maxwell Smart

Mayday Parade

Middle Finger Salute

Mike Posner

Monkey

Motion City Soundtrack

Neo Geo

NeverShoutNever

Of Mice and Men

Our Last Night

Parkway Drive

Pennywise

Pierce The Veil

Polar Bear Club

Reel Big Fish

Riverboat Gamblers

Set Your Goals

ShiraGirl

Sparks The Rescue

Speakeasy Tiger

Spinlight City

Street Sweeper Social Club

Streetlight Manifesto

Suicide Silence

Sum 41

Swingin Utters

Terrible Things

Tess Dunn

The Adolescents

The All-American Rejects

The B Foundation

The Bots

The Bouncing Souls

The Cab

The Casualties

The Chase

The Darlings

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Downtown Fiction

The Early Strike

The Fabulous Rudies

The Flatliners

The Frantic

The Germs

The Impalers

The Jukebox Romantics

The Mighty Regis

The New Cities

The Pretty Reckless

The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band

The Rocket Summer

The Scary Mondelos

The Skank Agents

The Snips

The Sparring

The Summer Set

The Swellers

The Untouchables

The Uptones

The Voodoo Glow Skulls

The Word Alive

This Time Next Year!

Tip The Van

Vanna

VersaEmerge

Victory In Numbers

Walk Off The Earth

We Are The In Crowd

We The Kings

Whitechapel

You Me At Six

Plus, keeping our environment in mind, the WARPED ECO INITIATIVES (WEI) will continue to be a big part of the tour in 2010. Facets of WEI range from biodiesel fuel for touring trucks and buses to environmentally friendly catering for bands and crew courtesy of Tada Catering. There’s even a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Furthering WEI’s online presence, the WARPED website (WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM) showcases pages for each tour date, including public transportation options and carpool message boards as well as eco contests and initiatives.

In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR has partnered with the TJ Martell Foundation once more. For each tour date, the TJ Martell Foundation will auction a pair of tickets and the opportunity for fans to watch their favorite band from the side of the stage. Plus, the third annual Vans Warped Tour/TJ Martell bowling event has been scheduled for Monday, June 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Bands will square off in a rock n’ roll bowling competition of epic proportions. Working in conjunction with 103.9 (The X), WARPED will auction off a spot on every band bowling team, allowing lucky fans to roll alongside their favorite rockers.

It will no doubt be another year to remember for this summer tradition. See what the press has said about past installments of the tour:

“Best Tour/Festival Of The Year”

–Alternative Press, February 2009

“Trends pass. Rock festivals come and go. But the Warped Tour marches on. Warped hasn’t just survived–it continues to thrive: Fourteen years after quietly premiering as a celebration of the teenage skate-surf-punk culture, one decade after expanding to a massive multi-stage event, the traveling music party remains one of the summer’s perennial draws…”

–Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, July 17, 2009

“…as much a coming-of-age experience as a concert event. The bonding between the bands and their mostly young fans is very real, with autograph sessions and mingling being as common as the catchy riffs pinging around the pavilion.”

–Christopher Porter, Washington Post, July 19, 2008

“…about 100 bands on 10 stages made for several forms of success…”

–Jon Caramanica, New York Times, July 28, 2008

“…the ultimate sampler platter for what’s hot and rising from the underground or has already arrived…”

–Darryl Morden, Hollywood Reporter/Reuters, June 22, 2008

The full list of tour dates is below (subject to change):

DATE CITY VENUE

Vans Warped Tour-Kick off Party with Andrew W.K., Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil and Death Punch:
Fri 4/9 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
Vans Warped Tour 2010
Fri 6/25 Carson, CA Home Depot Center
Sat 6/26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 6/27 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Tue 6/29 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Wed 6/30 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
Thu 7/1 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri 7/2 Houston, TX The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
Sat 7/3 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Mon 7/5 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 7/6 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed 7/7 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Thu 7/8 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Fri 7/9 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall
Sat 7/10 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/13 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Wed 7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
Thu 7/15 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Fri 7/16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/17 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/18 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/20 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
Thu 7/22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/23 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Sat 7/24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/25 Orlando, FL Firestone Amphitheatre
Mon 7/26 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Wed 7/28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thu 7/29 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Fri 7/30 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat 7/31 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 8/1 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Mon 8/2 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Thu 8/5 Edmonton, AB Northlands Grounds
Sat 8/7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/8 Denver, CO Invesco Field
Tue 8/10 San Diego, CA Cricket Amphitheatre
Wed 8/11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Thu 8/12 Marysville, CA Sleeptrain Amphitheatre
Fri 8/13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat 8/14 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 8/15 Hillsboro, OR Washington County Fairgrounds

The Vans Warped Tour® is made possible through the support of Vans® and sponsors such as: Kia Motors, truth.com, Monster Energy, Trojan, Skullcandy, Ernie Ball, Alternative Press, NAMM, Wonka, American Rag, Altec Lansing, Glamour Kills, Skatera, Sabian, Dickies, FUSE TV, Zildjian, PETA2, Shirts for a Cure Project, Amnesty International and many others. Canadian Sponsors include West 49, Amnesia, AUX TV and Canadian presenting sponsors D-TOX.

About Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as showcasing established artists since 1995. It has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk-rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of American youth culture, while at the same time creating awareness and taking action towards environmental and causes and helping those in need. The traveling punk rock summer camp features a diverse array of artists as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005), go to: WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM.

*About the Unite The United Foundation:
Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour and Mayhem Festival. It is our mission to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite the United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in our national community. www.unitetheunited.org .

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