Matisyahu, Chiodos join Warped Tour
Both acts heading set for July datesHasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu and rock act Chiodos will join the 2008 Vans Warped Tour lineup for limited dates in July.
Matisyahu, who joins the Vans Warped Tour for the first time, will appear on the traveling rock festival from July 9-11 and on July 13 at St. John's Country Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Fla. Vans Warped Tour veteran Chiodos joins the trek on July 18 at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Matisyahu has a handful of other summer concert appearances lined up, including sets at Milwaukee's Summerfest (June 30) and the inaugural Pemberton Festival in British Columbia (July 27). The reggae rapper is working on the follow-up album to 2006's "Youth."
Chiodos recently finished touring through arenas alongside Linkin Park in support of its sophomore album "Bone Palace Ballet." The six-piece act also has festival appearances booked at Tucson, Ariz.'s Pima County Fairgrounds (May 16) and Castle Donington, U.K.'s Download Festival (June 14).
The artists join previously announced Vans Warped Tour 2008 performers Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack's Mannequin, Against Me!, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Cobra Starship, Every Time I Die, Angels and Airwaves, Aggrolites, As I Lay Dying, the All-American Rejects and the Academy Is ..., among many others.
The 14th edition of the 46-date trek begins June 20 at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif., and runs through Aug. 17 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.