The Olive Press
Warped Tour is ComingMonday, April 23, 2012 By Staff
PRESS RELEASE The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s longest-running touring festival, breaking up-andcoming 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 a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage.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 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 it’s 17th year, the 41-date VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 commences June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT and finishes August 5 in Portland, OR and the tour will hit a handful of new venues this year. See the full itinerary with dates and venues listed below and –or visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates. The full VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 multi-stage line-up will include Rise Against, who join other main stage artists 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 more. For the full list of confirmed artists, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands . VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 full itinerary: DATE CITY VENUE 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 Seaside Park 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 ABOUT THE VANSWARPED 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, hiphop, rap, electronic, reggaeand 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 concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) range from biodiesel fuel for touring trucks and buses, to environmentally friendly catering for the artists 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) 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 .