VANS WARPED TOUR® is set to launch the 18th annual nationwide tour on June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT and it will cross 41 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping-up August 5 in Portland, OR.  Visit for dates. The tour has announced their annual kick-off party will return to downtown Los Angeles this year. The launch festivities will take place Thursday, March 29 at Club Nokia and feature live performances from an eclectic array of artists including rockers Falling In Reverse–who are already garnering major airplay from KROQ (LA)–and hip hop punk artist Matt Toka, as well as a special record release celebration and performance by Dead Sara, followed by two iconic surprise guests, to be revealed the night of the show. Kick-off party attendees will also be treated to a special screening of the documentary film titled No Room For Rockstars (from Stacy Peralta and the producers of Dogtown & Z-boys) before the party and concert begins. The live music will be kicked off by a set from Forever Came Calling, the group featured in the documentary, which will be available on iTunes April 2 and on DVD May 15. Visit for more info. Tickets for the annual kick off party and concert will go fast at the fan-friendly price of $12.00, which includes the film premiere. Tickets are on-sale NOW (Saturday, February 18):

Since December, the VANS WARPED TOUR has been revealing artists playing the 2012 tour every Wednesday on, gradually building to the main stage headlining line-up announcement, which will begin on March 14. As of today, 57 bands have been revealed so far; see the current band list and tour dates at: Tickets for VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 will officially go on-sale via a pre-sale beginning Friday, March 30. The general on-sale will begin April 7; click here to pre-register:

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