2009 Warped Tour Announced

(PR) The Warped Tour celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and organizers are promising the most memorable jaunt yet for North America's longest-running touring festival.

The 46-date tour commences June 26 in Pomona, CA and finishes August 23 in Carson, CA. The tour's kick-off party is confirmed for Thursday, April 2 at the Key Club in West Hollywood with performances from the Adolescents, TSOL, Sing It Loud, TV/TV and TAT.

The tour will feature one main stage instead of two. This tour evolution will allow artists to give fans a full 40-minute set as opposed to 30-minutes in past years. Ten bands will rock the main stage at each date, and set changes will run like clockwork at only 20 minutes, encouraging fans to check out side stages as well.

Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman comments, "We went to one main stage for a couple reasons. Many of these bands have been around for a long time and have lots of songs to choose from, so this year, instead of limiting them to five or six songs, they will have 40 minutes to play all your favorite songs from the past and a couple of new ones. This year's lineup is a great mix of the old and the new and continues our attempt to keep the lineup as diverse as possible. Since times are tough, it was also important to me to figure out how to keep the ticket price low this year. This way we can accomplish that AND still put on an awesome show."

The 2009 incarnation of the Warped Tour--affectionately known as "punk rock summer camp"--will host a distinct and diverse lineup of the hottest artists on the scene, as well as a full concourse of lifestyle attractions and vendors. Even better, it all comes at a traditionally affordable ticket price. With a new website launching April 1, www.warpedtour.com will be more interactive than ever. Visit the site for a full list of bands performing at each show and more.

Also starting April 1, fans can purchase their tickets early via the annual internet pre-sale on the website. Fan-friendly ticket prices remain a staple of the Vans Warped Tour. In order to keep the festival affordable for all concertgoers, presale prices are approximately $25. That exclusive pre-sale price gives fans a concert ticket, a copy of the Vans Warped Tour 2009 compilation CD , a 25-cent donation to the Camp Hollywood Heart* charity and all service fees. Fans who snag the limited number of presale tickets in each market will also qualify for a chance to win exclusive prizes like tickets to a Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary special event in Los Angeles this September. Meanwhile, the regular on-sale for all of the dates will start on April 18.

Date City Venue
Fri 6/26 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 6/27 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
Sun 6/28 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Tue 6/30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Wed 7/1 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
Thu 7/2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri 7/3 Houston, TX The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston
Race Park
Sun 7/5 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Tue 7/7 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed 7/8 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Thu 7/9 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Fri 7/10 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall
Sat 7/11 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/12 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Tue 7/14 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/15 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Thu 7/16 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Fri 7/17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7/18 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/19 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/21 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Wed 7/22 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 7/23 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/24 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat 7/25 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/26 Tampa, FL Vinoy Park
Tue 7/28 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Wed 7/29 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Thu 7/30 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Fri 7/31 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat 8/1 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 8/2 Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
Mon 8/3 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 8/4 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheatre
Fri 8/7 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat 8/8 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/9 Denver, CO Invesco Field
Wed 8/12 Calgary, AB Race City Speedway
Fri 8/14 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium
Sat 8/15 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 8/16 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds
Wed 8/19 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Thu 8/20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 8/21 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 8/22 San Diego, CA Cricket Amphitheatre
Sun 8/23 Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center

Bands: 3OH!3 * A Day to Remember * A Rocket to the Moon * A Skylit Drive * Alexisonfire * Anti-Flag * Attack Attack! * Bad Religion * Bayside * Big D and the Kids Table * Black Tide * Bouncing Souls * Breathe Carolina * Breathe Electric * Brokencyde * Cash Cash * Channel 3 * Chiodos * Dance Gavin Dance * Dear and the Headlights * DI * Dirty Heads * DOA * Escape the Fate * Every Avenue * Fishbone * Flipper * Flogging Molly * Forever the Sickest Kids * Gallows * Guttermouth * Hit the Lights * I Set My Friends on Fire * In This Moment * Innerpartysystem * Ivy League * Jeffree Star * Kiros * Less Than Jake * Lights * LoveHateHero * Madina Lake * Manic Hispanic * Meg & Dia * Millionaires * NeverShoutNever * NOFX * Outernational * P.O.S. * Punk Rock Karaoke * Runner Runner * Saosin * Scary Kids Scaring Kids * Senses Fail * Shad * Shooter Jennings * Silverstein * Sing it Loud * Streetlight Manifesto * TAT * The A.K.A.s * The Adicts * The Architects * The Ataris * The Devil Wears Prada * The Dickies * The Duane Peters Gunfight * The Exploited * The Goodnight Anthem * The Main * The White Tie Affair * There For Tomorrow * Therefore I Am * Thrice * Total Chaos * TSOL * TV/TV * UK Subs * Underoath * Valencia * Vanna * Westbound Train

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