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Vans Warped Tour coming to the Bay Area

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What was said to be last-ever countrywide Warped Tour took place early last year. Now, fans can celebrate the return of the traveling alt-music festival at the 25th Anniversary. This time around, the festival creators are bringing larger-scale shows to three different cities on June 8, June 29-30, and July 20-21. One venue of note: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.

“I think probably close to half the bands on the first Warped Tour had some tie to the Bay Area,” Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman shared in a statement. “There was the up-and-coming band The Deftones, and then of course the Fat Wreck [Chords] roster — Good Riddance, No Use For A Name, Face to Face, and Tilt.”

Over 50 bands will play throughout the tour, though the lineup won’t officially be released until March 1. There will extreme sport stages (motocross, skateboarding, etc) and an art exhibit created with part by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame called Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour.

“With the [Vans Warped Tour] 25th Anniversary events, we want to bring the atmosphere of a classic Warped Tour show, but on a scale that our fans simply could not get with a national tour,” explained Lyman. “The bands, the special attractions, everything — we want to bring back elements that have made the Warped Tour, Warped Tour, over the past 25 years.”

Presale tickets will be available February 25 and the lineup will be announced March 1st. For more info, see the Vans Warped Tour website.

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