Vans Warped Tour comes through Cincinnati on 8/2


The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2011 has announced a new addition for a portion of this summer’s trek. Paramore will join the tour for the July 14 (Scranton), July 15 (Toronto), July 16 (Montreal) and the July 17 (Hartford), July 19 (Milwaukee), July 20 (Cleveland) and August 9 (San Diego) shows. “So much for surprises,” says tour founder Kevin Lyman. “Word got out that Paramore will be coming back and I couldn’t be more stoked.” Paramore will join previously announced main stage acts including: 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Against Me!, Gym Class Heroes, and more. For the full list of VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 artists, visit: Pre-sale tickets for the VANS WARPED TOUR are on-sale till Friday, April 1 till supplies last. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city and many markets have sold out, once they are gone, general tickets will be available. Go to:

Over 1200 fans and industry were on hand to celebrate the VANS WARPED TOUR kick-off party and press conference last Friday night (March 25) at the newly opened House of Vans–a 24,000 sq. foot indoor skate park and concert venue–in Brooklyn. VANS WARPED TOUR luminaries and friends joined Kevin Lyman and Steve Van Doren of Vans for the revelry including Anthony Civarelli (CIV/Gorilla Biscuits), Todd Friend (H20), Brendon Cohen (Vision of Disorder), artist and curator Arturo Vega, Geoff Rickley & Tucker Rule (Thursday), Matt Watts (The Starting Line), Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship), and more. Attendees were treated to electrifying live performances from School of Rock, Lionize, Moving Mountains, MC Lars and The Wonder Years, while legendary Vans Skate Team members including Ray Barbee, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso and Steve Alba entertained guests with spectacular skating in the House of Vans bowl (see below). In addition, visual artist Kaves (Lordz of Brooklyn) performed a live art show for the crowd.

The full list of tour dates is below (subject to change):

Vans Warped Tour 2011

Fri 6/24 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavillion
Sat 6/25 Houston, TX The Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Sun 6/26 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Wed 6/29 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Thu 6/30 Las Vegas, NV Plaza Hotel – Parking Lot
Fri 7/1 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 7/2 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 7/3 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Wed 7/6 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Thu 7/7 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri 7/8 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat 7/9 Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10 Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) Canterbury Park
Tue 7/12 Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) Darien Lake Fields
Wed 7/13 Mansfield, MA (Boston) Comcast Center
Thu 7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Fri 7/15 Mississauga, ON (Toronto) The Flats at Arrow Hall
Sat 7/16 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau
Sun 7/17 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Wed 7/20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Thu 7/21 Camden, PA (Philadelphia) Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 7/22 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/24 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/26 Columbia, MD (D.C.) Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/27 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thu 7/28 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Fri 7/29 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat 7/30 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/31 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) Vinoy Park
Mon 8/1 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Tue 8/2 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/3 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Thu 8/4 Council Bluffs, IA Westfair Fairgrounds
Fri 8/5 Denver, CO Invesco Field at Mile High
Sat 8/6 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/7 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Tue 8/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Amphitheater
Wed 8/10 Carson, CA (Los Angeles) Cal State Dominguez Hills
Thu 8/11 Marysville, CA (Sacramento) Sleep Train Amphitheater
Fri 8/12 Nampa, ID (Boise) Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sat 8/13 George, WA (Seattle) The Gorge Amphitheater
Sun 8/14 Hillsboro, OR (Portland) Washington County Fairgrounds

About Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental techniques every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (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 and showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005). Now in its 17th year, the 44-date tour commences June 24 in Dallas, TX and finishes August 14 in Portland