VANS WARPED TOUR: “BEST DAY EVER” AND "REVERSE DAYCARE" EXPANDED FOR 2013

The VANS WARPED TOUR® kicked off this past weekend in the Northwest to great success and is now making its way around the country. On Sunday at the Portland, OR stop, the tour announced that allDads could get in free in honor of Father's Day. The program, which allows one parent a complimentary ticket into the festival if they are accompanying a paid ticket was an immediate hit and tour founder, Kevin Lyman, a Dad himself, has decided it will continue for the rest of the 2013 run so all Warped fans under 18 can attend without hassle (dates below). *Patrons can pick up the ticket at the Vans tent out front.

"We've been noticing on our boards lots of fans without transportation," explains tour founder Kevin Lyman. "We decided everyday for 2013 should be Mother's and Father's day, so we will celebrate by giving any parent who is bringing someone to the Warped Tour a ticket to enjoy the fun."

The program is also an extension of the Reverse Daycare tent. Located inside the vendor village on the Warped festival grounds, the Reverse Daycare is a special enclosed oasis--with air-conditioning, movies and cold-beverages--where festival-goers can drop-off their parents. This year, organizers have expanded the popular Reverse Daycare tent which continues to grow every year.

Additionally, those looking for a green way to attend the VANS WARPED TOUR can check out Rock & Bus* http://www.rockandbus.com which provides round trip shuttles to venues. Some venues have shuttles that are dedicated to Warped shows. Check the venue website for more information on easy public transportation routes and venue shuttles for specific Warped shows.

Check out the WARPED 101 section http://officialwarped.tumblr.com/warped101 which contains more information:


A music lover's playground, 2013 marks the 19th year of the VANS WARPED TOUR. The nationally-renowned touring festival has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.

The VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 is bringing the "Best Day Ever" to fans across the U.S. and Canada.  The multi-stage line-up includes Sleeping With Sirens, Black Veil Brides, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, The Wonder Years, Bring Me the Horizon, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, The Story So Far and many more. A mix of hotly-tipped and established artists, the summer trek is the most eclectic traveling festival tour on the planet featuring rockpunkpop,hip-hop and rap, metal, indie rock, electronicalt-country, folk-punkdubstepreggae androckabilly. In addition, festival go-ers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William BeckettAllison Weiss and The American Scene. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDMand hip-hop artists as CrizzlyOutasightWallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed acts, visit: www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.

  

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All VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 dates/venues in between can be found on the itinerary included below.

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

SAT

6/15

 Auburn, WA (Seattle)

White River Amphitheatre

SUN

6/16

 Portland, OR

Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

WED

6/19

 Chula Vista, CA (San Diego)

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

THU

6/20

 Pomona, CA

Pomona Fairplex

FRI

6/21

 Pomona, CA

Pomona Fairplex

SAT

6/22

 San Francisco, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

SUN

6/23

 Ventura, CA

Seaside Park

WED

6/26

 Las Cruces, NM

N.M.S.U. Practice Field

THU

6/27

 Mesa, AZ

Quail Run Park

FRI

6/28

 Las Vegas, NV

Silverton Casino          Parking Lot

SAT

6/29

 Salt Lake City, UT

Utah State Fairplex

SUN

6/30

 Denver, CO

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

WED

7/3

 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)

Klipsch Music Center

FRI

7/5

 Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

SAT

7/6

 Darien Center, NY (Buffalo)

Darien Center PNC

SUN

7/7

 Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

TUE

7/9

 Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live

WED

7/10

 Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.)

Merriweather Post Pavilion

THU

7/11

 Mansfield, MA (Boston)

Comcast Center

FRI

7/12

 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA)

Susquehanna Bank Center

SAT

7/13

 Uniondale/ Wantagh, NY

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

SUN

7/14

 Hartford, CT

The Comcast Theatre

TUE

7/16 

 Scranton, PA

Toyota Pavilion

WED

7/17

 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)

First Niagara Pavilion

THU

7/18

 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland)

Blossom Music Center

FRI

7/19

 Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit)

The Palace of Auburn Hills

SAT

7/20

 Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)

First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

SUN

7/21

 Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis)

Canterbury Park

TUE

7/23

 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City)

Sandstone Amphitheater

WED

7/24

  Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis)

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

THU

7/25

 Atlanta, GA

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

FRI

7/26

 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa)

Vinoy Park

SAT

7/27

 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami)

Cruzan Amphitheatre

SUN

7/28

 Orlando, FL

Central Florida Fairgrounds

MON

7/29

 Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

TUE

7/30

 Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

WED

7/31

 Milwaukee, WI

Marcus Amphitheatre

FRI

8/2

 Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

SAT

8/3

 San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

SUN

8/4

 Houston, TX

Reliant Park – Main St. Lot

Listen to the entire VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 line-up here: http://www.msopr.com/press-releases/vans-warped-tour-2013-full-line-up-and-40-city-itinerary-announced-press-conference-kick-off-party-held-last-night-at-club-nokia

About the Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America's premier 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 torockhip-hoprap, EDMreggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for itstraditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punkrock/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)focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on theKevin Says Stage. Further, www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportationoptions for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the "Best Tour/Festival" of 2009/2010/2011/2012 and Rolling Stone called "America's most successful festival" (2005) go to:www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 19th year, the 40-date tour will commence June 15 in Seattle, WA and finishes August 4 in Houston, TX.

Vans & Music:
Vans supports original and creative music acts ranging from Band of Horses to Public Enemy to Turbonegro by bringing unforgettable shows to global audiences at our roving music venue, the House of Vans, which echoes the original Brooklyn-based Vans cultural event space and through the Vans Warped Tour, America's longest-running music tour and the "Best Day Ever" for more than half a million fans each summer.  Shoe and clothing collaborations with Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Iggy Pop, Descendents, KISS, Social Distortion, No Doubt, Slayer and Metallica are among the many coveted projects that suit an "Off The Wall" lifestyle for music fans everywhere.  

About the Unite The United Foundation:
Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour and Mayhem Festival. It is our mission to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite the United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in our national community. http://www.unitetheunited.com.

*Rock & Bus is an independent transportation company not affiliated with the Vans Warped Tour.

 

Check out the full list of VANS WARPED TOUR dates here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates

Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
 
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