Vans Warped tour lined up


The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by 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 tour 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.

Other acts scheduled to perform include All That Remains, Dr. Manhattan, Relient K, Say Anything, Norma Jean, Story of the Year, the Color Fred, the Pink Spiders and the Vandals. A full list of artists is available at

Presale tickets are available via the site, with prices ranging between $27 and $28.50 (including service fees). Each ticket purchase will include a copy of the Vans Warped Tour 2008 CD compilation, and 25 cents from each ticket sold will benefit the Camp Hollywood Heart charity.

Last year's Vans Warped tour grossed about $18.6 million and sold 622,467 tickets to 45 shows, according to tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman, president of 4fini Productions. The 2007 traveling punk rock festival featured performances by New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Coheed & Cambria, Flogging Molly, Hawthorne Heights, Pennywise, Underoath, the Used, Bayside and Yellowcard, among many others.

A complete list of tour dates follows:

June 20:  Pomona Fairgrounds, Pomona, Calif.
June 21:  Pier 30/32, San Francisco
June 22:  Seaside Park, Ventura, Calif.
June 25:  Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix
June 26:  NMSU Practice Field, Las Cruces, N.M.
June 28:  Salt Lake City
June 29:  Invesco Field, Denver
July 1:  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo.
July 2:  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, Kan.
July 3: Center, Dallas
July 5:  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio
July 6:  Sam Houston Race Park, Houston
July 9:  Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta
July 10:  Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando
July 11:  Vinoy Park, Tampa, Fla.
July 12:  Bicentennial Park, Miami
July 13:  St. Johns County Fairgrounds, Jacksonville, Fla.
July 14:  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, N.C.
July 15:  Virginia Beach, Va.
July 16:  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington D.C.
July 17:  Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City, Cleveland
July 18:  Comerica Park, Detroit
July 19:  Toronto
July 20:  Montreal
July 23:  Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Boston
July 24:  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
July 25:  Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
July 26: Uniondale, N.Y.
July 27:  Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, Pa.
July 28:  Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.
July 29:  Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh
July 30:  Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
July 31:  Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis
Aug. 1:  Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee
Aug. 2:  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago
Aug. 3:  Minneapolis
Aug. 5:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Aug. 6:  Calgary, Alberta
Aug. 8:  Boise, Idaho
Aug. 9:  Seattle
Aug. 10:  Portland, Ore.
Aug. 13:  Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif.
Aug. 14:  San Diego
Aug. 15:  Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco
Aug. 16:  Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot, Sacramento
Aug. 17:  Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.