VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY; ANNOUNCES MAIN STAGE ARTISTS 3OH!3, A DAY TO REMEMBER, GYM CLASS HEROES AND MORE

VANS WARPED TOUR® 2011
PRE-SALE
BEGINS TODAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT 10:00AM

MAIN STAGE ARTISTS
3OH!3
, A DAY TO REMEMBER, GYM CLASS HEROES,
ASKING ALEXANDRIA AND
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
JOIN THE FULL TOUR LINE-UP ANNOUNCED NOW

FIRST-EVER ARTIST IN-STORE APPEARANCES
SET FOR SELECT
VANS SHOE STORES NATIONWIDE

44-DATE TOUR COMMENCES JUNE 24 IN DALLAS, TX
AND FINISHES AUGUST 15 IN PORTLAND, OR

Renowned for bringing skate/punk/action sports and youth culture to the forefront on a global scale, the Vans Warped Tour®is going back to where it all started…

Last night the tour’s kick off party and press conference was held at the newly opened House of Vans–a stunning 24,000 sq ft indoor skate park and concert venue in Brooklyn. At midnight, VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 main stage artists 3OH!3A Day To Remember, Gym Class HeroesThe Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria were revealed. The above acts will join an eclectic mix of hotly-tipped artists in punkindie, metal and hardcore, to rockpopelectronicreggae and hip-hop. Previously announced 2011 tour acts include: Jack’s MannequinLess Than JakeAgainst Me!, Pepper,  Madina LakeD.R.U.G.S.Continental, Street DogsLucero, Yelawolf, We Came As RomansFoxy ShazamWoe Is MeBlack Veil BridesBig ChocolateDance Gavin DanceMC LarsEvery AvenueThe Ready Set, Winds of PlagueSimple PlanEyes Set To KillThe Wonder YearsThe Word AliveBig B.Relient K.Middle Class RutElectric Touch,Permanent BastardsGo RadioThe Steelwells, The Aggrolites and Unwritten Law plus many more. For the full list of confirmed artists, visit: www.warpedtour.com/bands.

Beginning today, Saturday March 26 (10:00am) festival goers can purchase tickets early via the exclusive, lower-priced pre-sale via www.warpedtour.com. To keep the festival affordable, pre-sale package prices are around $25.00 and includecommemorative 3D ticket–which also serves as a jump-the-line early entry pass–a Vans Warped Tour 2011 compilation CD and a 25-cent donation to the Unite the United charity and all service fees. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city and once they sell-out, they’re gone. Go to www.warpedtour.com.

For the first time in its history, the tour is thrilled to partner with Vans and offer a series of intimate in-store events at selectlocal Vans shops around the U.S. Fans can get up close and personal with four of the 2011 tour’s main stage artists including: 3OH!3The Word Alive, A Day To Remember and The Devil Wears Prada–who debut their new Vans shoe the Devil Wears Prada Old Skools in June–(see dates, locations and artists below). The in-stores are free and open to the public on a first-come-first served basis. For more information and to RSVP, go to: vans.com.

Vans Warped Tour In-Store Events at Vans shops:

DATE                          CITY                           ARTIST
Thu      3/31                 New York, NY              3OH!3
Fri        4/15                 Portland, OR               The Word Alive
Mon     4/18                 Tampa, FL                  A Day To Remember
Thu      6/23                 Dallas, TX                   The Devil Wears Prada

Also a first, from May 15 through June 15th 43 Vans shops will be selling VANS WARPED TOUR tickets in select markets. The tickets will be $26.00 (1$ service fee), all tickets will be handed out in custom Vans envelopes which can be turned in to the Vans booth at the Vans Warped Tour show for a free item onsite. In addition, a select number of Vans retail shops across the U.S. are offering a coupon of 20% off a single item and free gifts for two weeks following the Vans Warped Tour show.

In other news, the tour is inviting fans to be a part of producing the first mosaic art piece in the tour’s history, We Are Warped. For the We Are Warped movement, as fans log in and follow the prompts they’ll upload a photo and then be instructed to it’s location in the mosaic. With over 2,000 photo entries so far, We Are Warped gives concertgoers another chance to connect and interact with each other and be a part of official tour art and VANS WARPED TOUR history. Log onto:www.wearewarped.com

Now in its 17th year, the 44-date VANS WARPED TOUR commences June 24 in Dallas, TX and finishes August 14 in Portland, OR, go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com/dates.

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

Vans Warped Tour 2011

DATE CITY VENUE
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 Ampitheatre
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 Ampitheatre
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 Amphitheatre
Thu 7/28 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Fri 7/29 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat 7/30 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) Cruzan Ampitheatre
Sun 7/31 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) Vinoy Park
Mon 8/1 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphietheater at Lakewood
Tue 8/2 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/3 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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 Desert Sky Pavilion
Tue 8/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Ampitheatre
Wed 8/10 Carson, CA (Los Angeles) Cal State Dominguez Hills
Thu 8/11 Marysville, CA (Sacramento) Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Fri 8/12 Nampa, ID (Boise) Idaho Center Ampitheatre
Sat 8/13 George, WA (Seattle) The Gorge Ampitheatre
Sun 8/14 Hillsboro, OR (Portland) Washington County Fairground

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