The 2009 Vans Warped Tour kicks off its 15th edition on June 26 in Pomona, Calif. Tickets go on sales for the 46-date outing April 1 through www.warpedtour.com. Presale prices are $25, which includes a CD compilation of artists on the 2009 tour and all service fees.
The tour will feature one main stage instead of the usual two main stages this year. Ten bands will play the main stage at each city with 40-minute sets. There will still be all the other side attractions affiliated with Warped. In a statement, tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman said "We went to one main stage for a couple reasons. Many of these bands have been around for a long time and have lots of songs to choose from, so this year, instead of limiting them to five or six songs, they will have 40 minutes to play all your favorite songs from the past and a couple of new ones. This year's lineup is a great mix of the old and the new and continues our attempt to keep the lineup as diverse as possible. Since times are tough, it was also important to me to figure out how to keep the ticket price low this year. This way we can accomplish that AND still put on an awesome show."
Among the acts appearing at a Warped stage near you this summer are 3OH!3, A Day to Remember, A Rocket to the Moon, A Skylit Drive, Alexisonfire, Anti-Flag, Attack Attack!, Bad Religion, Bayside, Big D and the Kids Table, Black Tide, Bouncing Souls, Breathe Carolina, Breathe Electric, Brokencyde, Cash Cash, Channel 3, Chiodos, Dance Gavin Dance, Dear and the Headlights, DI, Dirty Heads, DOA ,Escape the Fate, Every Avenue, Fishbone,Flipper, Flogging Molly, Forever the Sickest Kids, Gallows, Guttermouth, Hit the Lights, I Set My Friends on Fire, In This Moment, Innerpartysystem, Ivy League, Jeffree Star, Kiros, Less Than Jake, Lights, LoveHateHero, Madina Lake, Manic Hispanic, Meg & Dia, Millionaires, NeverShoutNever, NOFX, Outernational, P.O.S., Punk Rock Karaoke, Runner Runner, Saosin, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Senses Fail, Shad, Shooter Jennings, Silverstein, Sing it Loud, Streetlight Manifesto, TAT, The A.K.A.s, The Adicts, The Architects, The Ataris, The Devil Wears Prada, The Dickies, The Duane Peters Gunfight, The Exploited, The Goodnight Anthem, The Main, The White Tie Affair, There For Tomorrow, Therefore I Am, Thrice, Total Chaos,TSOL, TV/TV, UK Subs, Underoath, Valencia, Vanna, and Westbound Train.
For our Los Angeleno Hitfixers: there will be a kick-off party on April 2 at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip featuring the Adolescents, TSOL, Sing It Loud TV/TV and TAT.