Vans Warped Tour Returns to Europe; Lineup Features The Used, Yellowcard

Yellowcard's Ryan Key

Punk rock vet and tour founder Kevin Lyman introduced the "No Room for Rockstars" documentary and the 2012 summer roster, which includes Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory and Anti Flag.

The VIP lounge at Club Nokia was packed with Warped Tour bands past and present on Thursday, while Kevin Lyman revealed that in addition to the traditional summer tour, the festival will be returning to Europe -- specifically the UK -- in November for the first time in 14 years.

The tour hit Europe in 1996 through 1999, giving bands like Bad Religion, Less Than Jake and Blink 182 exposure on the international scale before they could join other massive festivals. “There’s a new sense of independent spirit and it’s time for these bands to get a bigger audience,” Lyman said during the press conference.

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Utah rockers The Used will be on the roster this summer for the North American tour, returning for the third time since their last stint with Warped in 2003. With their new record Vulnerable, the band wants to “stick their noses in everyone else’s business,” and being back on the Warped tour will help them do just that for a new generation.

As for joining the UK leg of the tour, The Used guitarist Quinn Allman told The Hollywood Reporter: “We were just talking to Kevin about that and we might be. We’re going to play that by ear.”

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The 2012 Warped Tour will feature a brand new acoustic stage, allowing a few of the punk rockers to show fans a different side of themselves. Acoustic stage producer Brian Marquis confessed: “Anthony Raneri of Bayside is one I’m really excited for -- and A Loss For Words. I’m playing the stage as well…punk rock is a mentality, it’s not just a defined genre.”

The documentary No Room for Rockstars, which chronicled the trials and triumphs of a summer spent with the Warped Tour, was screened before the live show kicked off. A slew of teenage fans with brightly colored hair and tight jeans gathered outside for the show, eager to see performances by Matt Toka, Yellowcard, The Used and Falling In Reverse who closed the night out.

Check out the full 2012 Vans Warped Tour confirmed band lineup below:

  • A Loss For Words
  • After The Burial
  • All Time Low
  • Amyst
  • Anthony Raneri
  • Anti-Flag
  • Ballyhoo!
  • Bangups
  • Bayside
  • Blessthefall
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Brian Marquis
  • Captain Capa
  • Catchingyourclouds
  • Champagne Champagne
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
  • Cold Forty Three
  • Danielle Barbe
  • Dead Sara
  • Divided By Friday
  • Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide
  • Echo Movement
  • Emily's Army
  • Every Time I Die
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Fireworks
  • For Today
  • Four Year Strong
  • Funeral Party
  • G-Eazy
  • Hostage Calm
  • Hyro Da Hero
  • I Am The Avalanche
  • I Call Fives
  • I Fight Dragons
  • Impending Doom
  • Into It. Over It.
  • It Boys!
  • Iwrestledabearonce
  • June Divided
  • Justina
  • Koji
  • Living With Lions
  • Lost In Society
  • Lostprophets
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Make Do And Mend
  • Man Overboard
  • Matt Toka
  • Mayday Parade
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Mighty Mongo
  • Miss May I
  • Mod Sun
  • Motionless In White
  • Neo Geo
  • New Empire
  • New Found Glory
  • Of Mice And Men
  • Oh No Fiasco
  • Owen Plant
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Polar Bear Club
  • Rise Against
  • Rise To Remain
  • Senses Fail
  • Sick Of Sarah
  • Skip The Foreplay
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Sleepwalker
  • Stepdad
  • Streetlight Manifesto
  • Super Water Sympathy
  • T. Mills
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Taylor Thrash
  • Ten Second Epic
  • The Constellations
  • The Darlings
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Green
  • The Jukebox Romantics
  • The Scissors
  • The Silver Comet
  • The Used
  • They All Float
  • Title Fight
  • Tomorrows Bad Seeds
  • Tonight Alive
  • Tony D'angelo
  • Transit
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Vanna
  • Vinnie Caruana
  • Wax
  • We Are The In Crowd
  • We Are The Ocean
  • We The Kings
  • Wick-It The Instigator
  • Yellowcard
  • You Me At Six

For dates and ticket info, head to the official Vans Warped Tour Site

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