It's not summer until the Vans Warped Tour®--North America's longest-running touring festival--begins, and 2010 promises to be the most memorable jaunt yet for the annual punk rock extravaganza. Now in its 16th year, the 43-date tour commences June 25 in Carson, CA and finishes August 15 in Hillsboro, with a stop in Detroit at the Comerica Park parking lots starting at noon on Friday, July 30.
The tour's kick-off party is confirmed for Friday, April 9 at the Key Club in West Hollywood with performances from a diverse array of Vans Warped Tour 2010 artists including: Andrew W.K., The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil and Death Punch.
"Anyone who thought that after the 15th Anniversary we would let up, was mistaken," says tour founder Kevin Lyman.
The 2010 incarnation of the VANS 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. More interactive and fan-friendly than ever, check out the newly re-vamped WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM. Visit the site for a full list of bands performing at each show and more.
The much-lauded WARPED Legends Stage will return in 2010 featuring Agent Orange, Angry Samoans, Assorted Jellybeans, Dickies, Discharge, FEAR, G.B.H., Green Jelly, Manic Hispanic, Swingin' Utters, The Adolescents and The Untouchables Check WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM for up-to-the-minute details.
Festival organizers made this traveling punk rock circus the summer's best bang for your buck. Appealing to everyone from traditional punk fans to backpacking hip hop kids to metal heads, VANS Warped Tour has its finger on the pulse of the most fiery acts in absolutely each and every genre--from more traditional punk acts Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise and Alkaline Trio, to the straight up rock of Street Sweeper Social Club, the blistering metal of Dillinger Escape Plan and the party rock of Andrew W.K.. Check out the current lineup below. List is subject to change and not all bands will perform at every day (check WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM for band listings by city).
VWT 2010 bands scheduled for Detroit -- * List is subject to change and not all bands will perform at every show.
After Midnight Project
Artist Vs Poet
Bring Me The Horizon
Closure in Moscow
Dirty Little Rabbits
Every Time I Die
Eyes Set To Kill
Face To Face
Far From Finished
Four Year Strong
Haste The Day
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobodys Business
I See Stars
In Fear and Faith
Of Mice and Men
Pierce The Veil
Reel Big Fish
Set Your Goals
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Pretty Reckless
The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band
The Rocket Summer
The Summer Set
The Word Alive
We Are The In Crowd
We The Kings
You Me At Six
Plus, keeping our environment in mind, the WARPED ECO INITIATIVES (WEI) will continue to be a big part of the tour in 2010. Facets of WEI range from biodiesel fuel for touring trucks and buses to environmentally friendly catering for bands and crew courtesy of Tada Catering. There's even a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Furthering WEI's online presence, the WARPED website (WWW.WARPEDTOUR.COM) showcases pages for each tour date, including public transportation options and carpool message boards as well as eco contests and initiatives.
In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR has partnered with the TJ Martell Foundation once more. For each tour date, the TJ Martell Foundation will auction a pair of tickets and the opportunity for fans to watch their favorite band from the side of the stage. Plus, the third annual Vans Warped Tour/TJ Martell bowling event has been scheduled for Monday, June 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Bands will square off in a rock n' roll bowling competition of epic proportions. Working in conjunction with 103.9 (The X), WARPED will auction off a spot on every band bowling team, allowing lucky fans to roll alongside their favorite rockers.
The full list of tour dates is below (subject to change):
DATE CITY VENUE
Vans Warped Tour-Kick off Party with Andrew W.K., Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil and Death Punch:
Fri 4/9 West Hollywood, CA Key Club