With the competition so fierce among bookers looking to secure bands for the
myriad package tours this summer, it's no surprise that the organizers of the
third-annual Warped tour have set their sights early, and high.
booked to play the rapidly-expanding punk/skate fest, which has featured bands
like Sublime, Fishbone, NOFX, Civ, Rocket From the Crypt, Goldfinger and
Unwritten Law in past years, are Pennywise, Blink 182, Millencolin, Royal Crown
Revue and the Deftones. But organizers tell ATN they've already contacted a
number of headliner types, including Social Distortion, Bad Religion, the
Descendents, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Helmet.
The first stop of the
approximately 30-date tour, which is currently scheduled to run from July 2nd
to August 5, will be July 2nd in Phoenix. Other cities scheduled include San
Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Boise, Salt
Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo,
Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cape Cod, Atlanta, Jacksonville and Miami.