Above: Vans Warped Tour® 2012 logo.




The VANS WARPED TOUR®–well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer–is set to kick off June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT at Utah State Fairpark and wrap up August 5 in Portland, OR at Rose Quarter Riverfront. The nationally-renowned touring festival has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.

“Each year as the tour takes shape it is exciting to see it when it comes together,” VANS WARPED TOUR founder Kevin Lyman. “With many new and returning brands and sponsors onboard, we’re able to bring the best show possible and in 2012, I’m convinced we will not let the fans down.”

The VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 multi-stage line-up includes Rise Against, All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Yellowcard, The Used, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse, Breathe Carolina and many more. A mix of hotly-tipped and established artists, the summer trek continues to be the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rock, punk, pop, hip-hop and rap, metal, indie rock, electronic, alt-country, folk-punk, dubstep, reggae and rockabilly. For the full list of confirmed acts, visit: www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands. Every summer, the VANS WARPED TOUR has consistently offered a wide-range of lifestyle attractions onsite for a traditionally low ticket price. Following is a list of the new and returning attractions in the Vans Warped Tour tent village and the tour sponsors for the 2011 run.



Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation. Vans® collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 270 company-owned stores as well as independent retailers.  Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 170 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices.  Vans promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®. For more information on Vans, please visit www.vans.com. Follow us on Twitter @vans_66 and Facebook at facebook.com/vans.

Vans Skate “Amateur Mini-Ramp Skate Jam:”
A Vans Warped Tour without skating is like a deck without trucks. Whether you understand that analogy or not, you’ve gotta stop by the Vans Skate Ramp to see local pre-qualified contestants shred during the Amateur Mini-Ramp Skate Jam. This contest will be featured at each stop on the Vans Warped Tour and awards $500.00 cash prizes daily as 20 to 25 local “hot” pre-qualified skaters shred the mini-ramp for fun and money. Skaters, don’t be left out! To find your area’s qualifying prelim, go to www.caslusf.com or call (909) 883-6176. The schedule of prelim contests will be updated weekly. Ollies aside, make sure you go to WarpedTour.com and get today’s daily code. Be one of the first 200 fans to bring it to the main Vans booth at the show and land great prizes.


Kia Soul and Kia Rio Main Stages and Soul Lounge Brought to You by Kia Motors:

For the fifth consecutive summer, Kia Motors America (KMA) heads back on tour to more than 40 U.S. stops as the “Official Vehicle of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour®.” At every stop, Warped fans have the opportunity to catch live music performances from today’s biggest rock and indie bands on the Kia Soul and Kia Rio main stages as well as participate in a variety of interactive activities and events at the Kia Soul Lounge.  Along with displays of the 2013 Soul, 2013 Rio sub-compact and 2012 Forte Koup, the Soul Lounge will feature a DJ, body painting stations and exclusive daily autograph sessions and acoustic sessions with top tour bands Taking Back Sunday and All Time Low, along with fun activities and giveaways, including an interactive Create Your Own Beat music station and Find Your Tribe bandana station.  Festival participants also may earn Kia VIP passes for exclusive access to a private riser near the main stage or the two main stages themselves, providing shade and unobstructed views of some of the biggest performances throughout the day.  As in previous years, Kia Motors’ official Kia Warped Tour blogger, Steve Guttbinder, will provide fans with behind-the-scenes insights, videos and photos as well as answers to fans’ questions throughout the tour.  Visit Facebook.com/KiaSoul to visit Steve’s vlog as well as get up-to-date tour information.


Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. This summer, enjoy the Monster Energy VIP Lounge for fans and bands all summer long with free ice-cold Monster inside.  www.monsterenergy.com


7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 9,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 46,300 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2011, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $76.6 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #4 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2009, #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start, and #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven in its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics.  7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year honor from PL Buyer because of the company’s private-label brand initiative. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.


President Harry Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, just a year after the United States Air Force was formed. Originally, the Reserve was conceived as a “stand by” force for emergencies. But in February 1997, the Air Force Reserve changed from a Field Operating Agency to a Major Command (MAJCOM). Since then, the over 71,000-member force has evolved into the Air Force’s Wingman, performing the same missions and working side-by-side on the same equipment. The Air Force Reserve is an exciting, vibrant part of the nation’s defense. It offers similar benefits afforded to those on active duty, with one major addition: the benefit of time. Time to be with your family, time to work at your civilian career, and time to serve your country. An ideal option for those who have never been in the military and want to participate without being on full-time active duty, the Reserve is also a great way for those in other branches of the military to continue their benefits. Those include educational and retirement programs; starting their civilian careers with the stability of a second paycheck; and continuing the camaraderie and adventure only available through the service.


It isn’t just a boy’s world; girls are skaters too. All Girl Skate Jam is featured every summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and we are energized and ready to ramp it up. The idea for the All Girl Skate Jam originated in 1990 when soul skater and board sport photographer Patty Segovia organized the first girls skateboarding demo putting girl’s skateboarding on the map. Come by our tent for give-a-ways and check out the all new exclusive All Girl Skate Jam Vans Shoe. You’ll be sure to get a sneak peek of the new AGSJ Skateboard kit, too. You don’t want to miss it.  Do you LOVE TO SKATEBOARD? Have you always wished you could get better at it? Do people in your life think it’s a boy’s world and girls aren’t skaters? AGSJ is now casting talent for a Skater Girl MTV Reality TV Show. If this is you or someone you know, we want to hear your side of the story. All Ages, All Abilities, All Girls. Check us out at AllGirlSkateJam.com.


Entering its 27th year as the definitive source for breaking news, bands and trends for the underground music culture, Alternative Press is no longer just a magazine. With the new interactive iPad edition of the monthly magazine, readers have access to unseen outtakes, exclusive videos, new music and more. Plus, Altpress.com remains the online music news headquarters for the Warped generation. Keeping with tradition, the 14th edition of AP’s free program guide will be available at every stop, and AP 289 (on sale July 3) is dedicated to all things Warped with three covers featuring nine members from the hottest bands on the bill. As always, the AP Tent is home for daily free signings, putting you face to face with all of your favorite bands. Check out Altpress.com/WarpedTour all summer long for the inside scoop, photo galleries and weekly features like the new Two-Minute Warning, exposing what bands do in the 120 seconds before they hit the stage.


American Rag, sold exclusively at Macy’s, epitomizes carefree, cool style through casual clothing with a unique indie vibe for young men and women. American Rag is proud to power Ragged Magazine, a free publication featuring full-length articles and photospreads of today’s hottest artists sporting the latest American Rag collections. Fans can pick up a free copy of the special Van’s Warped Tour edition of Ragged, featuring We The Kings, Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina and more, at the American Rag booth all summer long. The booth will also feature exclusive meet-and-greets with We The Kings and a photobooth where festival-goers can show off their fashion for a chance to win a $500 American Rag shopping spree at Macy’s. Follow @raggedmag on Twitter for daily updates from the tour and see all of the photo galleries and a PDF download of Ragged at http://raggedmag.com.


Arnette was founded on the principle that doing things your own way, and having a lot of fun doing it, is not only the right way, it’s the only way. Established in 1992 in the humble surroundings of a one-car garage in Orange County, Arnette shades and goggles are found on today’s most influential action sports athletes and lifestyle personalities. Each product is meticulously designed with the highest quality materials, providing lightweight wearability for unmatched comfort, fit and style.  Arnette’s distinctive collection is available at action sports and specialty eyewear retailers worldwide. Stay up-to-date with Arnette online at www.arnette.com, www.facebook.com/arnette and https://twitter.com/arnette.


Bandhappy is a brand created by a musician for fellow musicians,” notes Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman who took an interest in this budding start-up and is now a partner in Bandhappy in addition to bringing them on this summer’s tour. “Bandhappy is a new way for fans to get that on-on-one interaction with their favorite bands and personally meeting your favorite artists at the show has always been a key feature of the Vans Warped Tour fan experience.” BANDHAPPY, is the first LIVE online and in-person music education service. BANDHAPPY is very proud to offer a unique service for fans and bands alike on each date of this tour. At the official “BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent” fans/attendees will be able to take lessons from their favorite bands/musicians on the Vans Warped Tour! Lessons can include anything from instrument and vocal lessons, to lessons about songwriting, marketing, image, management, gear walk-throughs, or anything else relating to the music industry. Take a trip over to www.bandhappy.com/warpedtour and check out all of the new details. All lessons will take place in the official BANDHAPPY Lesson Tent and can be pre-purchased at the link above, or via cash or credit card on day-of-show at the tent. Lessons will be offered from members of Yellowcard, Of Mice and Men, Miss May I, Bayside, Born of Osiris, The Streetlight Manifesto, After the Burial, Vanna, iwrestledabearonce, Impending Doom, Chelsea Grin, and many more!  BANDHAPPY representatives will be on-site and outside the festival speaking with fans waiting in line and taking orders for lessons every morning. During lessons, students will be provided with practice instruments by SJC Drums, Ernie Ball Guitars, Basses and Strings, Orange Amps, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves gear, Pro-Mark Drum sticks, Mapex hardware and pedals, Korg, and Eastman. Free master class meet and greets, contests, recording of lesson footage, and more will all take place in the tent! Additionally, official Vans Warped Tour ‘Pit Reporter’ Amy Willard will be taking frequent lessons at the tent with select teachers and will issue updates on www.vanswarpedtour.com.  Stop by the Bandhappy Music Lesson Tent and take a lesson in your city!


HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including DigiTech®, AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.


The 2012 Vans Warped Tour will mark 16 years that Ernie Ball has provided an opportunity for unsigned bands to play the longest running festival of its kind. During that period over 2,500 local bands have graced the Ernie Ball Stage in order to stake their claim at over $350,000 in cash and prizes. This year you can expect to see performances from headliners Born of Osiris, IWrestledABearOnce, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Transit, Cold Fourty Three and more!!! In between the action, swing over to the Ernie Ball tent located inside the Warped Tour tent village. Where we will have carnival style games, interactive instrument kiosks, free giveaways and daily signings from all your favorite Vans Warped Tour Bands!!! The Rocksmith demo station will also be located in the Ernie Ball tent. Rocksmith is the only video game that plugs into any real guitar and teaches you to play. Make sure to set aside time to take advantage of all Ernie Ball has to offer on this years tour.


ARC Entertainment and Whitewater Films will launch Matthew Lillard’s (Scream, The Decendants, SLC Punk and Scooby Doo I&II) directorial debut this summer on the Vans Warped Tour through Tugg.com, a collective-action platform that allows moviegoers to choose the films that play in theaters. Starring Jacob Wysocki (Terri), Matt O’Leary (‘The Lone Ranger’) and Billy Campbell (‘The Killing’), the film follows a lost and alienated teen who finds his way in the world through punk rock.  The film features original songs and score created by Pearl Jam Lead Guitarist Mike McCready.  Anyone (and that means you!) can bring “Fat Kid Rules the World” to their local theater by visiting Tuggthefatkid.com and requesting a screening. “We chose Vans Warped Tour and Tugg,” said director Matthew Lillard, “because this is a film about the kids on the fringe-the outsiders. We wanted to find a way to cut through the Hollywood bullshit and connect directly with those kids and let them shape the destiny of our movie.” Fat Kid Rules The World launches June 16 and will be recruiting fans and promoters to set up their own screenings at TuggTheFatKid.com with: A semi-truck featuring “Tugg The Fat Kid.com” artwork powering the Warped Tour across the nation. “Tugg The Fat Kid.com” booth–Learn about this cool punk rock film and how to promote a screening at a theater near you! Head over to the booth and watch the Fat Kid Rules The World trailer and get a super cool Fat Kid Tattoo.  Get your photo taken with the cast and win a chance to get a free Fat Kid T-shirt or an opportunity for your photo to play in a photo-montage at the start of the film by tagging yourself on our Facebook page. Visit http://www.tuggthefatkid.com to learn how to become a promoter, and set up a Fat Kid Rules The World screening.  You’ll win cool promoter prizes and make money as well.


Founded in 2003, f’real® foods designs, sells and markets authentic milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino beverages all made from real ingredients: ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. Consumers freshly blend our beverages in our patented blenders found in over 7500 retail locations-including convenience stores, college & universities, theaters, and military bases–in the US and Canada. Visit us on the web at www.freal.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frealfoods.


The newest addition to Warped Tour this year is the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University. Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

  • The Acoustic Basement Stage will feature leading up and coming acoustic acts with the punk/indie/folk genres  in the setting and spirit of an intimate punk rock basement show. The audience will be able to get up close and personal with the artists, relax in the shade and get a break from the sun and the clamor of the crowd. In addition, recent Full Sail Show Production grad, Ryan Luistro is working the Acoustic Basement–from setting up the space, to running audio, Ryan is doing it all!

Some of the artists you can look forward to catching an acoustic set from this summer  are Chuck Ragan, Kristopher Roe of The Ataris, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Rocky  Votolato, Vinnie Caruana of I Am the Avalanche, Mike Herrera of MxPx, Into It. Over It., Koji, Brian Marquis, Owen Plant and a whole lot more. Also added this year,    3 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands contest winners in each city will open up the stage and get the day started with the best in local singer songwriter talent. Come hang out with us in the shade!


Fuse Warped Wednesdays–Wednesdays will air from 10am to 2pm ETJune 27 through August 1.

Tune-in to Fuse , the national television network of the Madison Square Garden company this summer for Warped Wednesdays.  Every week Warped Wednesdays will feature a weekly dose  of music and news from the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, serving as an all-access pass to exclusive interviews with this year’s bands and music videos from Warped artists, past and present.  For full Warped Tour coverage and info, visit: www.fuse.tv/warped. In addition, Fuse will be at select dates of the tour this summer to capture footage for a brand new show launching this fall called “Warped Roadies.” “Warped Roadies” gives a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Vans Warped Tour as it travels across the country with more than 60 bands. The show will give viewers a first-hand look into the lives of the young crew who keep the tour rolling from city to city while trying to enjoy the greatest, and most challenging, summer of their lives.


Satisfy Your Soul with The House of Marley as they offer Vans Warped Tour fans the chance to hear the new range of earth-friendly MARLEY headphones, docks and the jammin’ Bag of Rhythm portable audio system all featuring the MARLEY signature sound; engage in music mash-ups; and, record a video singing their own version of a classic Marley song, all from a fully restored MARLEY-inspired 1958 VW van.  The House of Marley, created with the family of Bob Marley, donates five percent of its annual profits to 1Love.org, the global movement sparked by the Marley family that provides funding to charities and causes focused on youth, planet and peace. Join the movement at www.TheHouseofMarley.com.


Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 20 states. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 42 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Jack in the Box and Qdoba, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.


Klean Kanteen made a big splash on the Vans Warped Tour last year.  We’re coming back this summer to bring you free, filtered water to keep you hydrated all day long as you enjoy the Warped sounds of the tour. Just keep an eye out for the stainless steel Klean Kanteen water stations and stop by and fill up… what’s that? You didn’t bring a reusable bottle? No worries, Klean has got you covered. We will have an assortment of Kanteens available for purchase, including the Van’s Warped Tour limited edition Kanteen. Come on by and check us out! We would love the chance to meet you and share our thoughts on the issues surrounding water and single-use plastics. Don’t worry, we will certainly not be a bunch of talking heads, we will have some fun ways for you to walk away with some cool, Klean swag.


Magic: The Gathering, the first and most widely played trading card game, is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.  In Magic: The Gathering, players take on the role of Planeswalkers–powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. The Magic: The Gathering 2013 product line-up includes the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set for the paper trading card game and the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 video game for iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network platforms. Both the Magic 2013 Core Set and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 launch this summer and call on players to face a greater challenge by battling Magic‘s ultimate evil mastermind, the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!  Magic: The Gathering is teaming up with the Vans Warped Tour to provide the following this summer:

-Stop by the Vans Warped Tour Label Tent and pick up your own Magic: The Gathering 2013 sample deck to start playing with the latest release!

-Enter the for the Vans Warped Tour® for a chance to ! .Magic: The GatheringTicket Contestwin a ticket for you and a friend to go to Warped Tour Check out the rules here

-Fans that go to the Warped Tour can enter the Vans Warped Tour® Tweet a Photo Contest. Look for the Magic: The Gathering branded truck at the show and tweet a picture of yourself with it for a chance to win Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 game codes, Magic: The Gathering product, and even a brand new laptop! Check out the rules here.


MATADOR Beef Jerky, based in Minong, Wis., is produced by Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and distributed by Frito-Lay North America. The MATADOR brand offers a full line of powerfully-bold, meat snacks for today’s snacking consumers, with a unique style of jerky that’s easier to bite and chew, and snack sticks that deliver the perfect blend of spice and snap. MATADOR beef jerky and snack sticks are available nationwide. For more information check out Facebook.com/MATADORand MATADORsnacks.com.

  • FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA: Frito-Lay North America is the $12 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y. In addition to Frito-Lay, PepsiCo business units include Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Tropicana. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, www.fritolay.com, and the Snack Chat blog, www.snacks.com.


Peace Tea reverberates with good vibrations, resonating benevolence, passion, sympathy and soul. More than anything, Peace Tea strives to be a product that makes a difference. Even the most minimal difference. The Peace team leads by example, lending a financial hand to causes such as the Center for Living Peace, the Nine Mile Charitable Trust, which educates children in Jamaica and buying crutches to amputees, war victims & children in Sierra Leone.Peace Tea offers up a kaleidoscope of flavors including Razzleberry, Sweet Lemon, Green, Caddy Shack (Half Tea-Half Lemonade) Texas Style Sweet Tea, Cranberry and Pink Lemonade. Stop by and visit us at our Van’s Warped Tour tent this summer. Grab an “Ice Cold” free sample, and enter for a chance to win a Custom Painted “Pinky Taylor” Guitar at: www.peaceicedtea.com or www.facebook.com/peaceicedtea.


Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Rockford Fosgate has been creating Car Audio for Fanatics for over 30 years. This year Rockford Fosgate is bringing the latest in car stereo gear to every stop on the tour. So be sure to climb in to the Soundlab at the Vans Warped Tour this summer and experience music from your favorite bands played through a wall of Rockford Fosgate speakers and subwoofers. If you survive this 10,000 watt pressure chamber of sound you’ll walk away with a chance to win $25,000! Want to check it out in advance? Go to: www.rockfordfosgate.com/vwt


Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,061 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com. © 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Rocksmith logo, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.


Snagola was launched in early Summer 2011 to bring together compelling and relevant Merchant offerings directed at College Students. We have grown to offer promotional Gift Cards through our e-Gift Card Store (http://giftcard.snagola.com). Snagola’s Homepage still offers “Featured Promotions” that we negotiate with Retailers on your behalf to bring you exclusive deals with great discounts. Snagola has compiled the best of what is out there. We even put together unique promotional offerings with partners including the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival. While our focus is the needs, wants and desires of the College Student, everyone can take advantage of the offers on Snagola.  Visit Snagola online for more information at:  http://www.snagola.com.

Since ’82, Tilly’s has been the spot to be at for the freshest surf, skate, moto and music styles anywhere. And this year, we’re super hyped to present the official Tilly’s Stage at the Vans Warped Tour! The lineup is nothing short of amazing, with heavy-hitters like Machine Gun Kelly, Bayside, Senses Fail, We Are The In Crowd & more. Between bands, grab yourself some aqua and kick it next to the Tilly’s Booth for autograph signings, tons of free giveaways, games and plenty of good times! In the meantime, head to facebook.com/tillys & tillys.com/warpedtour for news, contests, exclusives and more!


TROJANTMBrand Condoms:Experience pleasure like never before. Visit the TrojanTMCondoms Pleasure Discovery Lab accompanying the Vans Warped Tour all-summer long in the tent village! Discover the thrills of the TrojanTMPleasurevator 270° immersion video, enjoy Ecstasy-inducing games, and take home FREE TrojanTM product samples. It’s a fun-filled lab tour lab you won’t soon forget. TROJANTM Brand Condoms are America’s #1 condom and have been trusted for over 90 years. TROJANTMBrand Latex Condoms are made from premium quality latex to help reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Every condom is electronically tested to help ensure reliability. There are over 30 varieties of TROJANTMBrand Condoms. More Americans trust the TROJANTM brand than any other condom. For more information, visit www.TrojanCondoms.com.


• truth® TRUCK:

What does the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign do at the Vans Warped Tour? Each year we do some pretty cool stuff…

-We show up in a bright orange truck that is tricked out with a DJ booth, sound system and lounge area.

-We play random and fun games with teens all day giving them the chance towin some cool merchandise,high-quality gear items, including T-shirts, bracelets and exclusive skate decks

-Our Scratch Academy DJ gives DJ lessons in front of the truck at the show.

-Most importantly, we spread the truth about the dangers of tobacco and the marketing tactics of Big Tobacco. We hope that by doing all of this teens will make their own informed decisions about smoking.

truth, launched in February 2000, is the largest national youth smoking prevention campaign and the only national campaign not directed by the tobacco industry. The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction, and the health effects and social consequences of smoking. truth allows teens to make informed choices about tobacco use by giving them the facts about the industry and its products.www.thetruth.com. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/truthPR.


UFC Octagon Nation Tour: The Ultimate Fighting Championships® is excited to bring it’s Octagon Nation Tour big rig back to the Van’s Warped Tour. Be sure to stop by and check out this awesome UFC Experience where you can take a swing at the HDNet Punch Meter, buy UFC Merchandise, test your skills at the UFC XBOX gaming station featuring the Undisputed 3 video game, meet UFC fighters and Warped Tour bands Every Time I Die and New Found Glory, take your picture in the UFC Photo booth, and visit the memorabilia exhibition highlighting 18 years of UFC history.


Amnesia is proud
to present the Vans Warped Tour in Canada.  Bring home a souvenir of this year’s Vans Warped Tour in Montreal and Toronto with our free glow in the dark wristbands! We’ll be giving away tons of cool gifts and will host signings for some of your favorite bands.  This year in Montreal and Toronto, come to the Amnesia / D-Tox tent and meet Skip The Foreplay, The Ghost Inside , Every Time I Die and more! Visit amnesiashop.com for more details.

WEST 49:

West 49 is an authentic youthful lifestyle company connected to the community with deep roots in skateboarding, where passionate individuals living that culture inspire our customers with premium brands and products that fulfill their dreams from head to wheel.


Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the company’s world class brand portfolio.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as Transformers, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, PLAYSKOOL, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Magic: The Gathering and Monopoly.  Come see how we inspire play through our brands at www.hasbro.ca.  © 2012 Hasbro, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.


PETERSAYSDENIM (PSD) Is excited to hit the road making its debut on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. PSD was originally founded by Peter Firmansyah in November of 2008 and has since grown into an international brand, while still maintaining its DIY roots and connection to the alternative music scene. Manufactured in Bandung, Indonesia, and sold online and around the world, PSD specializes in the highest quality denim, apparel and accessories. Since its inception PSD has collaborated with some of the best independent companies as well as bands in an effort to bring fresh ideas to the table and support the scene that we’re proud to be a part of. Truth Custom Drums, Skate4Cancer and Fearless Records are a few examples of these companies, and on the band side of things we are proud to call August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade and a ton of other incredible bands part of our family. The next big pushes for PSD include branching out into other avenues with the inception of our new record label, PSDRecords, and Tattoo company, Lucky Peter Tattoo. PSD is seen around the world regularly on MTV and in Alternative Press Magazine. For more information on PSD and to pick up some fresh gear please visit: www.petersaysdenim.com.

The VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 is made possible through the support of Vans and sponsors such as: Vans, Kia, Monster Energy Drink/Hansens, 7-Eleven, Action For Animals, Advent Clothing, Airforce Reserves, All Girls Skate Jam, Alternative Press, American Rag CIE, Amnesia (Canada), Arnette, Art Feeds, ASCAP,  BandHappy, Beautiful Feet, BCWA, Blush Clothing, Bridge 9 Records, The Canvas Foundation, Century Media, Chicago Custom Percussion, Daisy Rock Guitars, Dark Horse Percussion, Digitech, Epitaph Records, Ernie Ball, Equal Vision, F’Real, Face Yourself, FARM, Fat Kid Rules The World, Fearless Records, Feed Our Children Now!, Fueled By Ramen, Full Sail University, Fuse (United States), Goal Zero, Hands That Rock, Hasbro Super Soakers, Hollywood Waste, Hopeless Records, House of Marley, Invisible Children, Jack In The Box, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Keep A Breast, Kellogg’s Krave, Klean Kanteen, Krochet Kids, Mackr, Magic: The Gathering, Marines, Matador Beef Jerky,  Music Cares, Music Saves Lives, My Broken Palace, NAMM, NARAS, Orange Amps, Peace Tea, PETA2, Peter Says Denim, Project X DVD, Punky Pets, Pure Noise Records, Rasmussen, Renee, Ride Nature, Rise Records, Rockford Fosgate, Rocksmith, Sabian, Shirts For A Cure, SideOneDummy Records, SJC Drums, SKAD, Skate 4 Cancer, Snagola, So So Happy, Sumerian Records, The Carly Ryan Foundation, The Gray Haven Project, truth, The Wishbone Foundation, Tilly’s, To Write Love On Her Arms, Topshelf Records, Trojan Condoms, UFC, Ultimate Ears, Umbrella Clothing, Visual Sound and West 49 (Canada).


VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 full itinerary:

Sat 6/16 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
Sun 6/17 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Wed 6/20 Las Vegas, NV Luxor Festival Grounds
Thu 6/21 Irvine, CA Orange County Great Park
Fri 6/22 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 6/23 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park Lot A
Sun 6/24 Ventura, CA Ventura County Fairgrounds
Wed 6/27 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 6/28 Scottsdale, AZ Camelback Park
Fri 6/29 Las Cruces, NM New Mexico State University
Sat 6/30 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sun 7/1 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
Tue 7/3 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thu 7/5 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/6 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Sat 7/7 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 7/8 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Mon 7/9 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Tue 7/10 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Wed 7/11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Thu 7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Fri 7/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat 7/14 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/15 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Tue 7/17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Wed 7/18 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Thu 7/19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Fri 7/20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/21 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/22 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/25 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Thu 7/26 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre
Fri 7/27 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat 7/28 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/29 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Mon 7/30 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 7/31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Sat 8/4 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park
Sun 8/5 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Riverfront


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