Above: Original Vans Warped Tour® logo.

Renowned for bringing skate/punk/action sports and youth culture to the forefront on a global scale, the Vans Warped Tour® is going back to where it all started…

Last night the tour’s kick off party and press conference was held at the newly opened House of Vans–a stunning 24,000 sq ft indoor skate park and concert venue in Brooklyn. At midnight, VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 main stage artists 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Travie McCoy, The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria were revealed. The above acts will join an eclectic mix of hotly-tipped artists in punk, indie, metal and hardcore, to rock, pop, electronic, reggae and hip-hop. Previously announced 2011 tour acts include: Jack’s Mannequin, Less Than Jake, Pepper,  Madina Lake, D.R.U.G.S., Continental, Street Dogs, Lucero, Yelawolf, We Came As Romans, Foxy Shazam, Woe Is Me, Black Veil Brides, Big Chocolate, Dance Gavin Dance, MC Lars, Every Avenue, The Ready Set, Winds of Plague, Simple Plan, Eyes Set To Kill, The Wonder Years, The Word Alive, Big B., Relient K., Middle Class Rut, Electric Touch, Permanent Bastards, Go Radio, The Steelwells, The Aggrolites and Unwritten Law plus many more. For the full list of confirmed artists, visit: www.warpedtour.com/bands.

Beginning today, Saturday March 26 (10:00am) festival goers can purchase tickets early via the exclusive, lower-priced pre-sale via www.warpedtour.com. To keep the festival affordable, pre-sale package prices are around $25.00 and include commemorative 3D ticket–which also serves as a jump-the-line early entry pass–a Vans Warped Tour 2011 compilation CD and a 25-cent donation to the Unite the United charity and all service fees. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city and once they sell-out, they’re gone. Go to www.warpedtour.com.

For the first time in its history, the tour is thrilled to partner with Vans and offer a series of intimate in-store events at select local Vans shops around the U.S. Fans can get up close and personal with four of the 2011 tour’s main stage artists including: 3OH!3, The Word Alive, A Day To Remember and The Devil Wears Prada–who debut their new Vans shoe the Devil Wears Prada Old Skools in June–(see dates, locations and artists below). The in-stores are free and open to the public on a first-come-first served basis. For more information and to RSVP, go to: vans.com.

Vans Warped Tour In-Store Events at Vans shops:

DATE                          CITY                           ARTIST
Thu      3/31                 New York, NY              3OH!3
Fri        4/15                 Portland, OR               The Word Alive
Mon     4/18                 Tampa, FL                  A Day To Remember
Thu      6/23                 Dallas, TX                   The Devil Wears Prada

Also a first, from May 15 through June 15th 43 Vans shops will be selling VANS WARPED TOUR tickets in select markets. The tickets will be $26.00 (1$ service fee), all tickets will be handed out in custom Vans envelopes which can be turned in to the Vans booth at the Vans Warped Tour show for a free item onsite. In addition, a select number of Vans retail shops across the U.S. are offering a coupon of 20% off a single item and free gifts for two weeks following the Vans Warped Tour show.

In other news, the tour is inviting fans to be a part of producing the first mosaic art piece in the tour’s history, We Are Warped. For the We Are Warped movement, as fans log in and follow the prompts they’ll upload a photo and then be instructed to it’s location in the mosaic. With over 2,000 photo entries so far, We Are Warped gives concertgoers another chance to connect and interact with each other and be a part of official tour art and VANS WARPED TOUR history. Log onto: www.wearewarped.com.

Now in its 17th year, the 44-date VANS WARPED TOUR commences June 24 in Dallas, TX and finishes August 14 in Portland, OR, go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com/dates.

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

Vans Warped Tour 2011


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 Ampitheatre
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 Ampitheatre
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 Amphitheatre
Thu 7/28 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Fri 7/29 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat 7/30 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) Cruzan Ampitheatre
Sun 7/31 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) Vinoy Park
Mon 8/1 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphietheater at Lakewood
Tue 8/2 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/3 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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 Desert Sky Pavilion
Tue 8/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Ampitheatre
Wed 8/10 Carson, CA (Los Angeles) Cal State Dominguez Hills
Thu 8/11 Marysville, CA (Sacramento) Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Fri 8/12 Nampa, ID (Boise) Idaho Center Ampitheatre
Sat 8/13 George, WA (Seattle) The Gorge Ampitheatre
Sun 8/14 Hillsboro, OR (Portland) Washington County Fairground

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 both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.  The nationally-renowned festival 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 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 message boards as well as exotic eco travel contests. The traveling summer camp features a diverse array of artists—with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, pop and hip-hop; 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). 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.

*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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