Warped '02 Lines Up 48 Dates

Pirate Zone, Extreme Drumming among extras on tap.

Bad Religion and NOFX are among the bands set to warp under the summer sun, as the Vans Warped Tour has lined up an itinerary for its annual trek.

The summer tour staple will hit 46 cities, beginning June 21 in Nampa, Idaho, according to tour organizers. Following a string of Midwest dates, the punk-rock caravan travels south to Texas and Arizona before visiting California in early July. From there, it takes a northern route across the country and dips into the Southeast. The remainder of the scheduled 48 shows — consecutive bills are slated for Los Angeles and San Francisco — wind down in the Northeast and wrap up in Detroit, Michigan, on August 18.

In addition to Bad Religion and NOFX, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, New Found Glory, Lagwagon, Reel Big Fish, Alkaline Trio and Something Corporate are also on board to perform on one of Warped's stages (see "Warped Tour '02 To Feature Bad Religion, NOFX, New Found Glory, More"). Recent additions to the roster include Boy Sets Fire, Gob, Guttermouth, Riddlin Kids, the Damned, the Start, Tiger Army and Ultimate Fakebook.

Among new features for fans on this year's outing, is the Pirate Zone, a mini-water park of sorts which lets contestants take aim at artists perched in a dunk tank. Warped Are They Now? displays memorabilia from eight years of the tour, and those who think they beat their skins the fastest can put their percussion to the test in the Extreme Drumming tent, which is looking for the fastest drummer in the world.

Last year's tour featured Blink-182, Rancid, D12, Jimmy Eat World and Thursday, among others (see "Warped Tour Opener: Rancid, Pennywise, Shabby Sound, Trashed Goodie Bags").

Vans Warped Tour '02 schedule, according to organizers:

  • 6/21 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center

  • 6/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

  • 6/23 - Brighton, CO @ Adams County Fairgrounds

  • 6/25 - Omaha, NE @ Westfare Amphitheater Lot

  • 6/26 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Riverport Amphitheater Lot

  • 6/27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Ampitheatre Lot

  • 6/28 - Dallas, TX @ TBD

  • 6/29 - Houston, TX @ TBD

  • 6/30 - San Antonio, TX @ TBD

  • 7/2 - Peoria, AZ @ Peoria Sports Complex

  • 7/3 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre Lot

  • 7/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center Lot

  • 7/6 - Soda Springs, NV @ Boreal Ski Area

  • 7/7 - Tulare, CA @ Tulare County Fairgrounds

  • 7/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • 7/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • 7/12 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

  • 7/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Pacific Bell Park Parking Lot

  • 7/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Pacific Bell Park Parking Lot

  • 7/17 - Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway

  • 7/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium

  • 7/20 - George, WA @ The Gorge

  • 7/22 - Billings, MT @ Oscar Park Amphitheater

  • 7/23 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome Field

  • 7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre Lot

  • 7/25 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center

  • 7/26 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage

  • 7/27 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center

  • 7/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Parking Lot

  • 7/30 - Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Pavilion

  • 7/31 - Cincinnati, OH @ Firstar Center

  • 8/1 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

  • 8/2 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

  • 8/3 - Miami, FL @ Pompano Field

  • 8/4 - Tampa, FL @ USF Soccer Field

  • 8/5 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Raceways

  • 8/6 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte

  • 8/7 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Lot

  • 8/8 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion Lot

  • 8/9 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront

  • 8/10 - New York, NY @ Randalls Island

  • 8/11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Lot

  • 8/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA

  • 8/14 - Buffalo, NY @ La Salle Park

  • 8/15 - Boston, MA @ Suffolk Downs

  • 8/16 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Des Illes

  • 8/17 - Barrie, ON @ Molson Park

  • 8/18 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park