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Vans Warped Tour 2008 Launches June 20; Kick-Off Party Confirmed for 4/11 at The Key Club in West Hollywood, CA

The 46-date VANS WARPED TOUR® 2008 Presented By AT&T kicks off June 20 in Pomona, CA and wraps August 17 in Los Angeles, CA. For a full list of tour dates and venues for North America's longest-running touring festival, go to The traveling punk rock summer camp features a diverse array of artists as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for a traditionally low ticket price.
The annual early Internet ticket pre-sale is on now. Pre-sale prices range from $27-$28.50 and include a concert ticket and a copy of the VANS WARPED TOUR 2008 compilation CD (SideOneDummy), a 25 cent donation to the Camp Hollywood Heart* charity and all service fees. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available for each market via Those who purchase pre-sale tickets qualify to potentially win exclusive prizes like "jump-the-line" passes and a trip to the show of their choice complete with VIP passes.
In other news, while tour dates and various bands for the 14th annual trek have been revealed on the tour's website in recent weeks, a more complete list is now available. Please see below and stay tuned to for the most current information. This list is subject to change and not all bands will perform on the entire tour.

A Day to Remember
Against Me!
All That Remains
All Time Low
Angels and Airwaves
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Automatic Love Letter
Beat Union
Bedouin Soundclash
Between the Trees
Bouncing Souls
Bring Me the Horizon
Broadway Calls
Charlotte Sometimes
Cinematic Sunrise
Classic Crime
Cobra Starship
Danger Radio
Dr. Manhattan
Evergreen Terrace
Every Avenue
Everytime I Die
Family Force 5
Forever the Sickest Kids
Four Year Strong
From First to Last
Greeley Estates
Gym Class Heroes
Jack's Mannequin
Just Surrender
Katy Perry
Madina Lake
Mayday Parade
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
MC Chris
Norma Jean
Pierce the Veil
Protest the Hero
Reel Big Fish
Relient K
Rise Against
Say Anything
Set Your Goals
Sick City
Sky Eats Airplane
Stick to Your Guns
Story of the Year
Street Dogs
The Academy Is...
The All-American Rejects
The Audition
The Briggs
The Bronx
The Color Fred
The Devil Wears Prada
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Fabulous Rudies
The Higher
The Human Abstract
The Lordz
The Maine
The Morning Light
The Pink Spiders
The Saint Alvia Cartel
The Secret Handshake
The Vandals
We the Kings

The VANS WARPED TOUR has also revealed the date and line-up for the annual tour kick-off party. The event will be held Friday, April 11 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA and will feature performances by Broadway Calls, 3OH!3, Beat Union, Katy Perry and The Aggrolites. Tickets are now on sale for $10 via and at The Key Club box office.
In other news, the tour will continue to implement and develop its "Warped Eco Initiatives" (WEI), including: biodiesel fuel for touring trucks and buses, environmentally friendly catering for bands and crew courtesy of Tada Catering and a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. WARPED will also again team with Philippe Cousteau's environmental organization Earth Echo International to develop environmentally-friendly programs that create awareness through action, and to publicize these initiatives to fans. VANS WARPED TOUR strives to develop multiple ways to help the environment and create awareness through action.

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    March 24, 2008

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