VANS WARPED TOUR 2013: Full line-up and 40-city itinerary announced

By on March 30, 2013



The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2013 will be bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across the U.S and Canada. This summer’s diverse tour line-up will feature Sleeping With Sirens, 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. In addition, festival go-ers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William Beckett, Allison Weiss and The American Scene. In keeping with this year’s tour theme, “Best Day Ever,” the VANS WARPED TOUR will be a music lover’s playground with artists from all genres: rock, punk, pop, hip-hop, folk-punk and reggae. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists as Crizzly, Outasight, Wallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed artists and dates they are playing, visit

Last night, Thursday, March 28, the VANS WARPED TOUR held an annual kick-off party and press conference event at Club Nokia (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles, to celebrate the 19th annual VANS WARPED TOUR.

The kick-off party, hosted by comedian Grant Cotter, included performances from Chiodos, Gin Wigmore, New Beat Fund, Big Chocolate, MC Lars, Echosmith, as well as acoustic sets from Craig Owens and Brian Marquis. In addition, fans were treated to very special surprise performances from VANS WARPED TOUR alums Dia Frampton, Juliet Simms and Charlotte Sometimes, who gained success on the NBC hit TV show “The Voice.”

“As I do every year, I really strived to help create lifelong memories and make the Vans Warped Tour the best day of summer for everyone that attends,” said tour founder Kevin Lyman.

Tickets for the VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 are already on-sale and can be purchased by visiting


The 40-date VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 will begin on June 15 in Auburn, WA and finish on August 4 in Houston, TX. All dates/venues in between can be found on the itinerary included below.


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 Phoenix, AZ Salt River Fields
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:


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Acres Of Lions Pop, Rock, Indie
Action Item Pop
Alcoa (Derek of Defeater) Hardcore, Punk
Allison Weiss Indie Pop
Allstar Weekend Pop
Alvarez Kings Progressive, Pop
Anarbor Alternative, Rock, Pop
Architects (UK) Metalcore
Art of Shock Hard Rock
Attila Metal, Hardcore
August Burns Red Hardcore, Metal
Austin Lucas Americana, Folk
Bangups Rock, Punk
Beebs And Her Money Makers Jiggly Pop Comic Rock
Beware Of Darkness Alternative Rock
Big Chocolate EDM
Big D And The Kids Table Ska, Punk, Reggae
Billy Talent Punk
Billy The Kid Americana, Canadiana
Black Veil Brides Rock, Metal
blessthefall Hard Rock, Metal
Bowling For Soup Rock
Brian Marquis Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Bring Me The Horizon Rock, Metal
Charlie Simpson Folk, Acoustic, Rock
Chiodos Post-hardcore
Citizen Indie, Rock
Courage My Love Pop Punk
Craig Owens (Chiodos) Folk, Acoustic, Rock
Crizzly Crunkstep, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Trap
Crossfaith Metal, Electronica
Crown The Empire Post Hardcore
Defeater Hardcore
Die Mannequin Rock
Diemonds Rock, Hard Rock
Dose Of Adolescence Punk Rock, Rock
Driver Friendly Rock
Echosmith Indie Rock
Emily’s Army Rock
Five Knives EDM
For The Foxes Pop, Indie Rock
Forever Came Calling Pop Punk, Rock
Forever The Sickest Kids Alternative, Pop
Frank Bang & The Secret Stash Rock Americana
Gabe Kubanda Acoustic Pop, Indie
Gin Wigmore Folk Rock
Go Radio Rock, Alternative
Goldfinger Punk Rock
Handguns Pop Punk
Hands Like Houses Rock, Alternative
Hawthorne Heights Alternative, Rock, Pop
Heritage Rock, Reggae
Hunter Valentine Indie
I Can Make A Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November) Rock, Acoustic
I See Stars Rock
Ice Nine Kills Metalcore
Issues Rock
Itch Rap
July Pop Punk
Kairo Kingdom Electro, House, Dubstep
Kaleido Rock, Pop
Kevin Seconds Punk, Folk
letlive. Punk, Soul
Like Moths To Flames Metal, Hardcore
Lionz Of Zion Rock, Reggae
Lost In Atlantis Rocktronica
Mac Lethal Rap, Hip Hop
Madchild Hip Hop, Alternative
Man Overboard Pop Punk, Alternative
Matt Embree (RX Bandits) Alternative, Acoustic
MC Lars Post-punk, Rap
Memphis May Fire Post-Hardcore, Metal
Middle Finger Salute Punk, Pop Punk
Mighty Mongo Rock, Punk, Ska
Mixtapes Punk, Rock, Indie
Monte Pittman Rock, Acoustic
Motion City Soundtrack Pop Punk
Never Shout Never Alternative
New Beat Fund Punk
New Empire Rock, Pop
New Years Day Rock
No Bragging Rights Punk, Hardcore
Obey The Brave Metal, Hardcore
Oh, Sleeper Metal, Metalcore
Outasight Pop
Owen Plant Folk, Reggae
Pacific Dub Alternative, Reggae
Real Friends Pop-Punk
Reel Big Fish Ska, Rock
Relient K Pop, punk
Robert Jon & The Wreck Rock, Alternative
Secrets Post Hardcore, Rock
Set It Off Orchestral Rock, Pop
Shy KidX Electronic
Silverstein Post-Hardcore
Sleeping With Sirens Post-Hardcore
Stephan Jacobs Electronic, Dubstep
Stick To Your Guns Hardcore, Metal
Story of the Year Rock
Strawberry Blondes Punk
Sumo Cyco Whack
Super Water Sympathy Pop
Texas In July Hardcore, Metal
The American Scene Indie, Shoe-gaze
The Amity Affliction Metal, Hardcore
The Aquabats Punk Rock
The Black Dahlia Murder Death Metal
The Chariot Metal, Hardcore
The Cleopatra Complex Alternative, Electronic
The Early November Alternative, Rock
The Exposed Punk Rock
The Indecent Alternative
The Saint Alvia Other
The Sheds Punk
The Snips Rock
The Story So Far Pop-punk, Rock
The Summer Set Pop
The Swellers Punk Rock
The Tower and The Fool Alternative, Folk
The Used Alternative Rock
The Wonder Years Rock, Pop Punk
TheCityShakeUp Punk, Renegade Rock
Tonight Alive Pop Punk, Rock
Upon A Burning Body Metal
VersaEmerge Electronic, Alternative
Vinnie Caruana Acoustic, Indie, Hardcore
Volumes Metal
Wallpaper. Hip-hop, Pop
We Came As Romans Metal, Rock
While She Sleeps Metal, Rock
William Beckett Alternative, Rock
Woe Is Me Rock, Hardcore
Young London Electro, Pop



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 punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, EDM, reggae 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) 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 the Kevin Says Stage. Further, even showcases public transportation options 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: 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.


Check out the full list of VANS WARPED TOUR dates here:



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.