Warped Tour Organizers Cave, Announce Full Itinerary Two Weeks Early

'The demand of the kids on the Internet made us put them out there,' organizer Kevin Lyman says.

In the end, it was sheer necessity, combined with a whole bunch of demand, that forced Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman to reveal the full list of 2005 dates for the annual trek. Sometimes, marketing plans just go out the window.

“We were hoping to hold off announcing the dates until the first of March, but the demand of the kids on the Internet made us put them out there,” Lyman said. “The kids are prodding, they’re on the Web sites. Their dads work at the venues, and find out when the venue is hosting Warped, and the kids put it out there and it pops up on a Web site.”

Lyman had previously revealed the first three dates of the tour, along with a few of the headliners (see “On This Summer’s Warped Tour: Offspring, MCR, MxPx — And On-Stage Weddings” ), but now visitors to WarpedTour.com can check out not only the full itinerary, but also the list of all 45 acts confirmed for this summer’s jaunt, from the Academy Is … and the All American Rejects to the Unseen and Underoath.

Internet presales begin on April 1 (a full 77 days before the first Warped show), but Lyman doesn’t see the accelerated schedule as a bad thing. Quite the opposite, in fact.

“It’s good to see this kind of demand, it means kids want to go to the Warped Tour this summer,” he laughed. “It’s probably the day they stop doing that that I’m going to worry about things.”

Warped Tour dates, according to tour organizers:
 

  • 6/17 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
  • 6/18 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
  • 6/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 6/21 – St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 6/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 6/24 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center Lot
  • 6/25 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center
  • 6/26 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 6/28 – Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
  • 6/29 – Peoria, AZ @ Peoria Sports Complex
  • 6/30 – San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre/ UCSD Field
  • 7/1 – Long Beach, CA @ Cal State Long Beach
  • 7/2 – San Francisco @ Pier 30/32
  • 7/3 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
  • 7/4 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena Lot
  • 7/6 – Long Beach, CA @ Cal State Long Beach
  • 7/7 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/8 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/9 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/10 – Saint Helens, OR @ Columbia Meadows
  • 7/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
  • 7/14 – Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
  • 7/15 – Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin County Fairgrounds
  • 7/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
  • 7/17 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field at Mile High
  • 7/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 7/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheatre
  • 7/22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center Lot
  • 7/23 – Chicago, IL @ Tweeter Center
  • 7/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Metrodome
  • 7/26 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
  • 7/28 – Quebec, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Parking Lot
  • 7/29 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeu
  • 7/30 – Barrie, ON @ Molson Park
  • 7/31 – Pontiac, MI @ Pontiac Silverdome
  • 8/1 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 8/3 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater Lot
  • 8/4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
  • 8/5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Waterfront Park
  • 8/6 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
  • 8/7 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach
  • 8/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 8/10 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion Lot/ Meriweather Post
  • 8/11 – Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
  • 8/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
  • 8/13 – New York, NY @ Randall’s Island
  • 8/14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Englishtown Raceway