Warped Tour Kicking Off A Day Early — Dates And Venues Revealed

Trek will now begin June 15 in Columbia, Maryland.

Last year, Warped Tour organizers caved under the massive weight of Internet postings from anxious fans and announced the tour’s full itinerary in early February. But this year, things were different: They managed to hold off until the beginning of March.

On Thursday (March 2), Warped founder Kevin Lyman confirmed an itinerary obtained by MTV News, which lists dates and venues for 45 of the 49 cities the tour will hit this summer; it used to be 48 cities, but Lyman let it be known that Warped will now kick off on June 15 in Columbia, Maryland — and not on June 16 in Columbus, Ohio, as had previously been reported (see “Warped Tour Founder Vows To Press On Despite Being Punk’d” ).

“Yeah, we’ve added another city. Make sure people know about that,” Lyman laughed. “We wanted to sort of roll this itinerary out a little bit at a time, but why not do it all now? I think people’s enthusiasm about Warped speaks to just how amazing and strong our fanbase is.”

The dates and cities for Warped 2006 — which includes Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, Rise Against and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (see “Warped Tour Nabs Trailblazing Rocker Joan Jett For Trek” ) plus a host of others — had been announced last month, but with the addition of the venues, there’s finally a proper itinerary for the tour.

Lyman (who’s currently on the road with his other tour, Taste of Chaos), said that he’s close to finalizing an on-sale date for Warped ’06, and he’ll be making that announcement in the coming weeks.

The dates for Warped Tour 2006, according to event organizers:

  • 6/15 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 6/16 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
  • 6/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 6/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Metrodome
  • 6/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
  • 6/21 – Antioch, TN @ Starwood Amphitheatre
  • 6/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
  • 6/23 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
  • 6/24 – Miami, FL @ Bicentennial Park
  • 6/25 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
  • 6/27 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltell Pavilion
  • 6/28 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheater Lot
  • 6/30 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center
  • 7/1 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
  • 7/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/3 – Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U Practice Field
  • 7/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
  • 7/6 – San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
  • 7/7 – Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Park
  • 7/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Pier 30/32
  • 7/9 – Ventura, CA @ TBA
  • 7/11 – Fresno, CA @ SaveMart Center
  • 7/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium Lot
  • 7/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/14 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
  • 7/15 – Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
  • 7/16 – Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows
  • 7/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
  • 7/20 – Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
  • 7/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
  • 7/23 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
  • 7/25 – St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 7/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 7/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
  • 7/29 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
  • 7/30 – Chicago, IL @ Tweeter Center
  • 8/1 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lakes Fields
  • 8/2 – Brockton, MA @ TBA
  • 8/3 – Scranton, PA @ Montage Mountain
  • 8/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
  • 8/5 – New York, NY @ Randall’s Island
  • 8/6 – Old Bridge, NJ @ Englishtown Raceway
  • 8/8 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
  • 8/9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
  • 8/10 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion Lot
  • 8/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheatre
  • 8/12 – Toronto, ON @ Park Place
  • 8/13 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau