Vans Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour 2012Vans Warped Tour takes place at venues across the USA

Vans Warped Tour 2012 dates – June to August

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A Loss For Words (Pop Punk, Post Rock), Bayside (Punk Rock, Alternative), blessthefall (Metal, Rock), Chelsea Grin (Deathcore, Metalcore), Every Time I Die (Rock, Metal), Funeral Party (Indie), Hyro Da Hero (Rap / Hip-Hop, Rock), I Fight Dragons (Rock & Roll, Chiptune / 8-bit), Impending Doom (Metal, Metalcore), Living With Lions (Punk Rock), Lost In Society (Punk Rock, Alternative), Machine Gun Kelly (Rap / Hip-Hop), Man Overboard (Pop Punk, Punk Rock), Memphis May Fire (Post Hardcore, Metal), Polar Bear Club (Punk Rock, Hardcore), Rise To Remain (Metal), Sleeping With Sirens (Chiptune / 8-bit, Rock), Stepdad (Electro-Pop, Indie-Pop), Super Water Sympathy (Alternative, Indie), T. Mills (Rap / Hip-Hop, Pop), The Silver Comet (Alternative, Pop Rock), Title Fight (Punk Rock, Hardcore), Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds (Rock, Reggae), Vampires Everywhere! (Rock, Metal), Senses Fail (Punk Rock, Screamo), After the Burial (Metal), Dead Sara (Rock), Echo Movement (Rock, Reggae), It Boys! (Rock, Pop), Mighty Mongo (Rock, Ska), The Ghost Inside (Rock, Alternative), Oh No Fiasco, CatchingYourClouds, Captain Capa, Champagne Champagne, G-Eazy, iwrestledabearonce, We Are The In Crowd, Breathe Carolina, Fireworks, Hostage Calm, I Call Fives, Mod Sun, Matt Toka, You Me At Six, All Time Low, Miss May I, New Found Glory, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Rise Against, Lostprophets, Sleepwalker, Taylor Thrash, Danielle Barbe, June Divided, The Scissors, Neo Geo, Amyst, Emily’s Army, Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide, New Empire, They All Float, Railroad To Alaska, Blood on the Dance Floor

The History of Vans Warped Tour

The Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, who got the idea while working on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc which included music with skateboarding contests. The Warped name comes from the short-lived Warp Magazine, published by Transworld, which covered surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and music.

In 1998, the tour went international, including venues in Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States.

In 1999, the tour started off in New Zealand and Australia in the New Year. It then started up again in the United States for the northern hemisphere summer before ending up in Europe.

As well as music, this tour brings many attractions, including a half pipe for skaters and bikers. The tour also features many booths creating a flea market-like atmosphere, having tents for each of the bands to sell merchandise, independent record labels, magazine publishers, non-profit organizations, and sponsors looking to market their products to the tour’s audience. Many of the bands will retreat to their tents after their performance in order to meet up with the fans and sign autographs.

In 2006 the tour started the Warped Eco Initiative” (WEI). Ways the tour has changed since 2006: Using Biodiesel to fuel the buses, since 2006 the tour has reduced petroleum by 30%. The tour has a solar stage that is run solely from solar power that host 8-10 performers per show. The catering on the warped has switched to use washable dishes, and silverware. They also use compostable corn, and potato-starch take out boxes. The tour gives out free prizes to kids who volunteer to help recycle.

Starting in 2009, the two main stages will condense into one and bands will play 40 minute sets, as opposed to the traditional 30 minutes across the previous two stages.

Vans Warped Tour Line Up – 2011
3Oh!3, Paramore, A Day To Remember, Against Me!, Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!, August Burns Red, Gym Class Heroes, The Devil Wears Prada, Jack’s Mannequin, D.R.U.G.S, Less Than Jake, Madina Lak, Miss May I, The Wonder Years, Yelawolf, Eyes Set to Kill, Family Force Five, Lucero, Simple Plan, Enter Shikari, Of Mice And Men, Dance Gavin Dance, We Came As Romans, Go Radio, Every Avenue, The Word Alive, Woe, Is Me, Winds of Plague, The Dangerous Summer, Permanent Bastards, Rapid Decline, The Steelwells, Street Dogs, Cold Forty Three, Continental, Demerit, Gatsby’s American Dream, Good Guys in Black, Machree, The Sheds, Veara, Vonnegutt, Big Chocolate, DC Fallout, My Arcadia, Neo Geo, Pepper, Sick of Sarah, The Narrative, Windsor Drive, Bad Rabbits, Black Square, Blood on the Dance Floor, Mojo Morgan, The Expendables, The Menzingers, The Suit, Freshman 15, illScarlett, It Boys!, Larry and His Flask, Shut Up and Deal, Terrible Things, The Black Pacific, The Bots, A Skylit Drive, Big B, Moving Mountains, New Years Day, Passafire, Places and Numbers, The Acacia Strain, Middle Class Rut, Peelanderz, Relient K, River City Extension, Stephen Jerzak, There For Tomorrow, Blacklist Royals, Hellogoodbye, Lionize, Unwritten Law, Abandon All Ships, The Dance Party, Foxy Shazam, I Set My Friends on Fire, MC Lars, Set Your Goals, The Aggrolites, The Ready Set, The Exposed, Sharks, Big D And The Kids Table, Grieves With Budo

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