When an event has been around for 13 years, it’s usually time to shake things up. And while Ozzfest chose to do that by going free, the Vans Warped tour opted to piece together one of its most diverse rosters to date.
The tour, which will kick off June 28 at Chula Vista, California’s Coors Amphitheater, is currently slated to play 45 shows through an August 25 date in Los Angeles with a lineup that includes Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Cute Is What We Aim For, Bayside and Canadian rapper K-os.
Among the other groups that will be on the road with Warped all summer are Amber Pacific, Circa Survive, Tiger Army, Escape the Fate, Hot Rod Circuit, Big D and the Kids Table, Paramore, Gallows, the Matches, the Fabulous Rudies, Meg and Dia, All Time Low, Bleed the Dream, the Unseen, Escape the Fate, Spill Canvas, Evaline, Bless the Fall, Boys Like Girls, My American Heart, Vincent Black Shadow, Throw the Fight and Pepper.
Tour founder Kevin Lyman said he had plenty of options to choose from when putting together the roster. “We received over 4,000 submissions, so in booking the tour this year I felt that a diverse lineup was in order,” he said in a press release announcing the dates. “The tour has always been a place to explore and discover new music. This year’s lineup has old school, emo, punk, screamo, hip-hop, more ska than you have seen in a long time and everything in between. If you’re open-minded, this will be a great show.”
Members of the online Warped community will get their annual shot at Internet presale tickets starting April 1, where they’ll be offered a ticket and a copy of the Warped Tour double-disc compilation for $19.99.
Among the other acts scheduled to play select dates are: A Static Lullaby, the Actual, Agent Orange, Alesana, Alkaline Trio, the Almost, Anberlin, As Cities Burn, As I Lay Dying, the Automatic, Biffy Clyro, the Briefs, the Briggs, Buck O Nine, Cinematic Sunrise, the Confession, the Dear and Departed, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Envy on the Coast, the Fall of Troy, Family Force 5, Fishbone, Flogging Molly, the Fold, Funeral for a Friend, the Graduate, Haste the Day, Hawthorne Heights, Human Abstract, I Am Ghost, Madina Lake, Mayday Parade, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, New Year’s Day, Norma Jean, Parkway Drive, Pennywise, Pistolita, Play Radio Play, POS, Poison the Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Set Your Goals, So They Say, the Starting Line, Straylight Run, Supernova, the Toasters, Underoath, the Used, Valencia, The Vandals and Yellowcard.
More bands and dates are expected to be added in coming months.
Warped Tour dates, according to the tour’s spokesperson:
· 6/28 – Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
· 6/29 – Pomona, CA @ Los Angeles County Fairgrounds
· 6/30 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
· 7/1 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
· 7/3 – Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
· 7/5 – Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
· 7/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
· 7/8 – Denver, CO @ TBA
· 7/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
· 7/12 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
· 7/13 – Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
· 7/14 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
· 7/15 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center
· 7/18 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
· 7/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
· 7/20 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Waterfront Park