The VANS WARPED TOUR® kicked off this past weekend in the Northwest to great success and is now making its way around the country. On Sunday at the Portland, OR stop, the tour announced that all Dads could get in free in honor of Father’s Day. The program, which allows one parent a complimentary ticket into the festival if they are accompanying a paid ticket was an immediate hit and tour founder, Kevin Lyman, a Dad himself, has decided it will continue for the rest of the 2013 run so all Warped fans under 18 can attend without hassle (dates below). *Patrons can pick up the ticket at the Vans tent out front.
“We’ve been noticing on our boards lots of fans without transportation,” explains tour founder Kevin Lyman. “We decided everyday for 2013 should be Mother’s and Father’s day, so we will celebrate by giving any parent who is bringing someone to the Warped Tour a ticket to enjoy the fun.”
The program is also an extension of the Reverse Daycare tent. Located inside the vendor village on the Warped festival grounds, the Reverse Daycare is a special enclosed oasis–with air-conditioning, movies and cold-beverages–where festival-goers can drop-off their parents. This year, organizers have expanded the popular Reverse Daycare tent which continues to grow every year.
Additionally, those looking for a green way to attend the VANS WARPED TOUR can check out Rock & Bus* http://www.rockandbus.com which provides round trip shuttles to venues. Some venues have shuttles that are dedicated to Warped shows. Check the venue website for more information on easy public transportation routes and venue shuttles for specific Warped shows. Check out the WARPED 101 section http://officialwarped.tumblr.com/warped101 which contains more information.
A music lover’s playground, 2013 marks the 19th year of the VANS WARPED TOUR. The nationally-renowned touring festival has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.
The VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 is bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across the U.S. and Canada. The multi-stage line-up includes Sleeping With Sirens, Black Veil Brides, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me the Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. A mix of hotly-tipped and established artists, the summer trek is the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rock, punk, pop, hip-hop and rap, metal, indie rock, electronic, alt-country, folk-punk, dubstep, reggae and rockabilly. In addition, festival go-ers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William Beckett, Allison Weiss and The American Scene. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists as Crizzly, Outasight, Wallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed acts, visit: www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.
All VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 dates/venues in between can be found on the itinerary included below.
|Auburn, WA (Seattle)||White River Amphitheatre|
|Portland, OR||Portland Expo Center Parking Lot|
|Chula Vista, CA (San Diego)||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Pomona, CA||Pomona Fairplex|
|Pomona, CA||Pomona Fairplex|
|San Francisco, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Ventura, CA||Seaside Park|
|Las Cruces, NM||N.M.S.U. Practice Field|
|Mesa, AZ||Quail Run Park|
|Las Vegas, NV||Silverton Casino Parking Lot|
|Salt Lake City, UT||Utah State Fairplex|
|Denver, CO||Sports Authority Field at Mile High|
|Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)||Klipsch Music Center|
|Toronto, ON||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre|
|Darien Center, NY (Buffalo)||Darien Center PNC|
|Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Virginia Beach, VA||Farm Bureau Live|
|Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.)||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|Mansfield, MA (Boston)||Comcast Center|
|Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA)||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Uniondale/ Wantagh, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|Hartford, CT||The Comcast Theatre|
|Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)||First Niagara Pavilion|
|Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland)||Blossom Music Center|
|Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit)||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)||First Midwest Bank Amphitheater|
|Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis)||Canterbury Park|
|Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City)||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis)||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa)||Vinoy Park|
|West Palm Beach, FL (Miami)||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|Orlando, FL||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
|Charlotte, NC||Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheatre|
|Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Houston, TX||Reliant Park – Main St. Lot|
Photo credit: Chelsea Lauren