VANS Warped Tour 2012 To Kick-Off With Party & Concert At LA’s Club Nokia

VANS Warped Tour 2012.

VANS WARPED TOUR® is set to launch the 18th annual nationwide tour on June 16 in Salt Lake City, UT and it will cross 41 citiesthroughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping-up August 5 in Portland, OR.  Visit for dates. The tour has announced their annual kick-off party will return to downtown Los Angeles this year. The launch festivities will take place Thursday, March 29 at Club Nokia and feature live performances from an eclectic array of artists including rockers Falling In Reverse–who are already garnering major airplay from KROQ (LA)–and hip hop punk artist Matt Toka, as well as a special record release celebration and performance byDead Sara, followed by two iconic surprise guests, to be revealed the night of the show. Kick-off party attendees will also be treated to a special screening of the documentary film titled No Room For Rockstars (from Stacy Peralta and the producers of Dogtown & Z-boys) before the party and concert begins. The live music will be kicked off by a set from Forever Came Calling, the group featured in the documentary, which will be available on iTunes April 2 and on DVD May 15. Visit for more info. Tickets for theannual kick off party and concert will go fast at the fan-friendly price of $12.00, which includes the film premiere. Tickets are on-sale NOW (Saturday, February 18):

Since December, the VANS WARPED TOUR has been revealing artists playing the 2012 tour every Wednesday on, gradually building to the main stage headlining line-up announcement, which will begin on March 14. As of today, 57 bands have been revealed so far; see the current band list and tour dates at: Tickets for VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 will officially go on-sale via a pre-sale beginning Friday, March 30. The general on-sale will begin April 7; click here to pre-register:

The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.  The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punkmetal and indie to rockhip-hoprap, electronicreggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) range from biodiesel fuel for touring trucks and buses, to environmentally friendly catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada! Catering. There’s even a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stageand showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well asexotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to:


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