New York – The Offspring is the latest act to sign on for the 2005 Vans Warped Tour next summer.
Beyond the California rock act, which is making its first Warped appearance, the 11th annual trek will also feature the Transplants, Thrice, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Dates and venues will be unveiled next month.
It is unknown if the Offspring will be touring in support of a new studio album. The group’s most recent was 2003’s “Conspiracy of One,” which debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200.
Warped, which claims to be the longest-running music and extreme sports festival in the world, celebrated its most successful year in 2004. Attendance was 652,000, up 26% from 2003.