The tour kicks off at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. on June 26, and make stops in 46 cities across the U.S. and Canada before it wraps up back on the West coast with a show at Depot Center in Los Angeles.
Additional dates include stops at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco (June 27), NMSU Practice Field in Las Cruces, N.M. (July 1), Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Indianapolis (July 7), Arrow Hall in Toronto (July 10) and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C. (July 14).
Along for the fun will be a multitude of punk, emo and metal bands including Bad Religion, Chiodos, Flogging Molly, Alexisonfire, Less Than Jake, Meg & Dia, NOFX, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Silverstein, Streetlight Manifesto, The A.K.A.s, The Ataris, The Devil Wears Prada, Thrice and Underoath.
There’s everyone from the Black Tide and Forever the Sickest Kids to old school favorites like Fishbone and Anti-Flag.
This year the fest will downsize from two main stages to one stage in addition to the side stages.
“Many of these bands have been around for a long time and have many songs to choose from, so this year instead of limiting them to five or six songs, they will have 40 minutes to play all your favorite songs from the past and a couple of new ones,” Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman said of the bands on the main stage.
Presale tickets go on sale April 1 on the fest’s Web site for approximately $25. The presale price includes the concert ticket, a 25-cent donation to the Camp Hollywood Heart charity and all service fees, as well as a copy of the Vans Warped Tour 2009 compilation CD, SideOneDummy. Seriously, such a bargain!
Lucky fans that snatch up the limited number of presale tickets in each market will also have the chance to win exclusive prizes like tickets to a Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary special event in Los Angeles this September.
The regular onsale date is April 18.
Click here to check out the Warped Tour Web site, as well as a complete list of artists.
Click here for the full list of tour stops.