The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2011 has announced a new addition for a portion of this summer’s trek. Paramore will join the tour for the July 14 (Scranton), July 15 (Toronto), July 16 (Montreal) and the July 17 (Hartford), July 19 (Milwaukee), July 20 (Cleveland) and August 9 (San Diego) shows. “So much for surprises,” says tour founder Kevin Lyman. “Word got out that Paramore will be coming back and I couldn’t be more stoked.” Paramore will join previously announced main stage acts including: 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Against Me!, Gym Class Heroes, and more. For the full list of VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 artists, visit: www.warpedtour.com/bands. Pre-sale tickets for the VANS WARPED TOUR are on-sale till Friday, April 1 till supplies last. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city and many markets have sold out, once they are gone, general tickets will be available. Go to: www.warpedtour.com.
Over 1200 fans and industry were on hand to celebrate the VANS WARPED TOUR kick-off party and press conference last Friday night (March 25) at the newly opened House of Vans–a 24,000 sq. foot indoor skate park and concert venue–in Brooklyn. VANS WARPED TOUR luminaries and friends joined Kevin Lyman and Steve Van Doren of Vans for the revelry including Anthony Civarelli (CIV/Gorilla Biscuits), Todd Friend (H20), Brendon Cohen (Vision of Disorder), artist and curator Arturo Vega, Geoff Rickley & Tucker (Thursday), Matt Watts (The Starting Line), Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship), and more. Attendees were treated to electrifying live performances from School of Rock, Lionize, Moving Mountains, MC Lars and The Wonder Years, while legendary Vans Skate Team members including Ray Barbee, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso and Steve Alba entertained guests with spectacular skating in the House of Vans bowl (see below). In addition, visual artist Kaves (Lordz of Brooklyn) performed a live art show for the crowd.
Atmosphere at the VANS WARPED TOUR kick off party at the House of Vans.
Photo credit: Paul Kim/Blunt Magazine-Australia.
Vans Skate Team entertains at the VANS WARPED TOUR kick off party at the House of Vans.
Photo credit: Paul Kim/Blunt Magazine-Australia.
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The full list of tour dates is below (subject to change):
Vans Warped Tour 201
|Fri||6/24||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavillion|
|Sat||6/25||Houston, TX||The Showgrounds at Sam Houston|
|Sun||6/26||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Wed||6/29||Las Cruces, NM||N.M.S.U. Practice Field|
|Thu||6/30||Las Vegas, NV||Plaza Hotel – Parking Lot|
|Fri||7/1||Pomona, CA||Pomona Fairplex|
|Sat||7/2||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Sun||7/3||Ventura, CA||Seaside Park|
|Wed||7/6||Bonner Springs, KS||Sandstone Amphitheatre|
|Thu||7/7||Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|Fri||7/8||Detroit, MI||Comerica Park|
|Sat||7/9||Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|Sun||7/10||Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis)||Canterbury Park|
|Tue||7/12||Darien Center, NY (Buffalo)||Darien Lake Fields|
|Wed||7/13||Mansfield, MA (Boston)||Comcast Center|
|Thu||7/14||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|Fri||7/15||Mississauga, ON (Toronto)||The Flats at Arrow Hall|
|Sat||7/16||Montreal, QC||Parc Jean-Drapeau|
|Sun||7/17||Hartford, CT||The Comcast Theatre|
|Tue||7/19||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheater|
|Wed||7/20||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Thu||7/21||Camden, PA (Philadelphia)||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Fri||7/22||Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)||First Niagara Pavilion|
|Sat||7/23||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|Sun||7/24||Oceanport, NJ||Monmouth Park Racetrack|
|Tue||7/26||Columbia, MD (D.C.)||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|Wed||7/27||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Thu||7/28||Charlotte, NC||Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Fri||7/29||Orlando, FL||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
|Sat||7/30||West Palm Beach, FL (Miami)||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|Sun||7/31||St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa)||Vinoy Park|
|Mon||8/1||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood|
|Tue||8/2||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Wed||8/3||St. Louis, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Thu||8/4||Council Bluffs, IA||Westfair Fairgrounds|
|Fri||8/5||Denver, CO||Invesco Field at Mile High|
|Sat||8/6||Salt Lake City, UT||Utah State Fairgrounds|
|Sun||8/7||Phoenix, AZ||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion|
|Tue||8/9||San Diego, CA||Cricket Amphitheater|
|Wed||8/10||Carson, CA (Los Angeles)||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|Thu||8/11||Marysville, CA (Sacramento)||Sleep Train Amphitheater|
|Fri||8/12||Nampa, ID (Boise)||Idaho Center Amphitheater|
|Sat||8/13||George, WA (Seattle)||The Gorge Amphitheater|
|Sun||8/14||Hillsboro, OR (Portland)||Washington County Fairgrounds|
About Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental techniques every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (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 and www.vanswarpedtour.com showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005). Now in its 17th year, the 44-date tour commences June 24 in Dallas, TX and finishes August 14 in Portland, OR go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com.