samedi, mars 11, 2006

Vans Warped Tour

Joan Jett Leads Warped Tour

AFI, Senses Fail, Against Me! also hit the emo-heavy lineup

Joan Jett Photo

Putting another dime in the jukebox

Photo by Christopher McCollum

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, AFI, Saves the Day, Less Than Jake, Senses Fail, Against Me!, Say Anything and Underoath are among the main acts slated to appear on this year's Vans Warped Tour. The twelfth annual event kicks off June 14th in Columbia, Maryland, and runs through August 13th in Montreal.

Other artists on the bill include Alkaline Trio, the Buzzcocks, Reggie and the Full Effect, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack and NOFX.

Warped is the nation's longest-running touring rock festival and has launched the careers of groups from Blink-182 to Good Charlotte. "For a lot of kids, it's the one thing they look forward to all year," My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, whose band co-headlined last year's jaunt, told Rolling Stone. "They save up for it. They get to see all the bands they like in one shot."

Tickets for some shows go on sale March 14th, which includes a double-disc tour compilation.

Vans Warped Tour 2006 tour dates:

6/14: Columbia, MD, Merriweather
6/15: Columbia, MD, Merriweather
6/16: Columbus, OH, Germain Amphitheatre
6/17: Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Amphitheatre
6/18: Minneapolis, MN, Metrodome
6/19: Kansas City, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
6/21: Nashville, Starwood Amphitheatre
6/22: Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Fairgrounds
6/23: Tampa, FL, Vinoy Park
6/24: Miami, Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
6/25: Orlando, Tinker Field
6/27: Raleigh, NC, Alltell Pavilion
6/28: Atlanta, Hi Fi Amphitheater Lot
6/30: Houston, Reliant Center
7/1: Dallas, Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/2: San Antonio, TX, Amphitheatre Lot
7/3: Las Cruces, NM, N.M.S.U Practice Field
7/5: Phoenix, Peoria Sports Park
7/6: San Diego, Coors Amphitheatre
7/7: Pomona, CA, Fairplex Park
7/8: San Francisco, Pier 30/32
7/9: Fresno, CA, Save Mart Arena
7/11: Ventura, CA, Seaside park
7/12: Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium Lot
7/13: Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
7/14: Boise, ID, Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/15: Seattle, Gorge Amphitheatre
7/16: Portland, OR, Columbia Meadows
7/18: Vancouver, Thunderbird Stadium
7/20: Calgary, AB, Race City Speedway
7/22: Salt Lake City, Utah State Fairgrounds
7/23: Denver, Invesco Field
7/25: St. Louis, UMB Bank Pavilion
7/26: Cincinnatii, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/27: Pittsburgh, Post Gazette Pavilion
7/28: Indianapolis, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
7/29: Detroit, Co-America Park and Street
7/30: Chicago, Tweeter Center
8/1: Buffalo, NY, Darien Lakes Fields
8/2: Brockton, MA, Brockton Fairgrounds
8/3: Philadelphia, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
8/4: Scranton, PA, Montage Mountain
8/5: New York, Nassau Coliseum
8/6: Old Bridge, NJ, Englishtown Raceway
8/8: Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
8/9: Virginia Beach, VA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
8/10: Washington D.C., Nissan Pavilion Lot
8/11: Cleveland, OH, Tower City
8/12: Toronto, Park Place
8/13: Montreal, Park Jean Drapeau